Using the Envision Console Extensions Feature

Learn how to install Envision business metrics and service level agreement (SLA) extensions to the the Policy Manager Management Console.

Installing Envision Using the Admin Console Managing Containers

Supported Platforms: 8.1
Supported Envision Versions: 1.1

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Configuration

Introduction

This plug-in installs extensions to the Policy Manager Management Console to direct the collection of business metrics and sla collections that are then fed into the Envision product. The extensions include configuration screens for the business metrics and sla related policies.

This feature must be installed into the Policy Manager container instance. Requires that the Policy Manager Console feature be installed to the Policy Manager container instance. This feature works in conjunction with the Akana Envision product.

Note: MongoDB must be started before proceeding with this installation to both connect to the MongoClientURI and to Modify the associated policies after logging into the Policy Manager Management Console.

This plug-in also installs the following features:

  • Akana Envision Service Extensions - This plug-in installs connectors Policy Manager uses for collection of business metrics that are then fed into the Envision product. This feature must be installed into the Policy Manager container instance and works in conjunction with the Akana Envision. This plug-in also automatically installs the Envision Metrics Collector plug-in.

    Installs the Business Metrics and Operational Metrics Policies to the Policies > Operational section.

  • Akana Envision Console Extensions - This plug-in installs extensions to the Policy Manager Management Console to direct the collection of business metrics and SLA collection that are then fed into the Envision product. The extensions include configuration screens for the business metrics related policies and configuring SLA for Business Metrics.

    This feature requires the Policy Manager Console feature. Installs the Business Service Level Agreement Policy to the Policies > QoS section.

Configuration

  1. Log into the Akana Administration Console of the target installation container instance using your default credentials.
  2. On the Available Features screen, select Plug-ins from the Filter menu.
  3. Select the Envision Console Extension plug-in and click Install Feature.
  4. After the installation is complete, click Configure and continue.
  5. On the Configure MongoDB Database screen, specify the host name and port where the MongoDB database is installed in the MongoClientURI field. The default MongoDB port is 27017.
  6. Click Finish, and then click OK to restart the container. The URI is assigned and the system automatically configures seed data and adds schemas. 7. After the installation is complete, you can manage (install / uninstall) data sets via the Configuration tab by selecting Configure MongoDB Database.

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