So i started to use this product few days ago and there is some points i wanted to speak about.
1/ Content Packs
I downloaded some useful content packs (Vcenter, BPPM, Oracle, MSSQL) but OOTB all the environment variables use the $ sign (for unix systems). As we use almost only windows systems, i needed to modify all the collection profile directory path to fit the windows system variable.
It would be maybe be fine to modify the OOTB Collection Profile with an "operating system" drop down list that will automatically modify the env variable depending on the OS (or add a second Path filed, like "Windows Patch" / Unix path that will be selected by the OS drop down list).
Actually if i want to apply an Oracle profile that run on windows and linux, i need to recreate a second Collection profile and modify all the variables.
Also a "copy to new" button would be useful.
2/ Data Collectors
On the Administration -> Data Collectors views you can just see 20 data collectors.
If you have thousand of data collectors, for a datacenter infrastructure use in my case, this is not enough (event to see the status of all the failed collectors)
The would be fine to have another drop down list with "show 20 / show 100 / show 200 / show 500".
Also you can only delete the collectors one by one ! Try to select 2 collectors and the delete button became grey. I mean if you create a Collection Profile with a lot of things in it to fit the maximum monitoring needs, but some Data Collectors can be removed cause the server don't need everything, you need to take some time to delete the unnecessary ones.
3/ Credential Problems
I never successfully enter credentials
I tried to add a Windows Events log monitoring on a collection station that is on the same subnet and domain that my IDA server, using domain admin, i get :
Collection Station is not reachable
My agent status is green, windows firewall is no activated.
I tried to add a Windows Events log monitoring on a collection station that is on a different subnet and domain that my IDA server, using domain admin, i get :
The username or password is incorrect.
all FW flows are allowed in both direction between those 2 subnets, no windows FW.
For the second case i want to monitor a Vcenter vpxd.log.
So this is not working with the OOTB VCenter collection profile, as he cannot connect using the provided credentials to the shared drive (\\xxxx.xx.int\shared), so i needed to create a new "monitor file on Collection Agent" with path C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\Logs and filename vpxd*.log
4/ Content Pack roadmap
I wanted to know if you have some roadmap for the Content Pack.
For BMC Products, like ITSM suite (atrium, sd, incidents etc...), BAO, Portal, Entuity, Bladelogic Server/Network, ADDM
or other products.
That's it for the moment
Any feedback is welcome.