What does the USP job status shows for dead agents?
To understand more clearly, would you like to 'not' see Agents which are dead for less than 7 days?or you want to focus on agents which are consistently not responding for x days?
the status shows „Agent is not responding”.
We would like to see Agents that are NOT alive since x days, so we could focus on those and try to identify the problems those have.
I agree that this is a bit convoluted solution, but this is what came to mind:
1. Add a new property to Server, call is something like "LastUpOn", the type would be "Date"
2. Have a NSH script job that runs daily against all servers and does agentinfo. If agentinfo is successful, updates the property defined above for that server using blcli: Server : setPropertyValueByName unless the property is already set.
3. Define a smart group based on this new property along with the "Older than days" condition.
I think a good candidate for an idea for the USP job where the usp job updates a ‘last alive’ property…
yes, ideally USP job should be handling this, but meanwhile something as described above could help
I was really hoping for available build in solution.
Unfortunately this happens quiet often with BSA where someone says "do this and that...have a smart group...all very easy"
Like Sean Berry was mentioning in his slides.
But when you look closer you often see that those things don't really work straight away as suddenly..."you need to create a custom property...have a bit of NSH with BLCLI here...a bit of jython there....and it will all work like magic "
Don't get me wrong,I like the fact that you can do this with BSA as it adds lots of flexibility, but some topics should really be more straight forward and work out of the box.
I'll open an idea/RFE for this one.
i think another way is to use bdssa and see when the last time a job (other than usp) was run against it. but yeah - this could be built in, and i think the usp is the place to do it.