FIX Cameron Status
EOLThe end of life for CameronFIX Status plug-in is on 30 April 2017. This documentation is archived and will no longer be updated.
The CameronFIX Status plug-in provides a view of the status and summary webpages generated by a CameronFIX server. This view is updated in real-time, and, in combination with the Geneos Rule Manager can be set to alert an administrator when the monitored values exceed a set threshold.
Multiple servers can be monitored by using multiple instances of this plug-in - one instance per view required. These views can then be shown inside a single Managed Entity or across multiple Managed Entities as required.
Views (for a single view) Copied
STATUS View Copied
This view shows status information, taken from the status webpage generated by the CameronFIX server. E.g.:
SUMMARY View Copied
This view shows summary information, taken from the summary webpage generated by the CameronFIX server. E.g.:
In addition to the columns usually supplied by the summary page, an “Error” column will be shown in this view. This column would indicate any error conditions relating to the sessions. Currently, if a session is scheduled but not logged on, it would show “Scheduled, not logged on”.
Plug-in Configuration Copied
The following parameters can be configured for this plug-in:
The URL of the status page generated by the CameronFIX server. If not specified, the status view will not be produced.
Either this setting or the fixSummaryURL must be specified.
The URL of the summary page generated by the CameronFIX server. If not specified, the summary view will not be produced.
Either this setting or the fixURL must be specified.
The FIX-CAMERON-STATUS plug-in can access pages protected by HTTP Basic authentication, provided a username and password are configured in this section.
Basic authentication is when the web server requires the user to login before the web page is sent. This is different to embedded authentication (where the login dialog is embedded within the web page) which is a session-based login - this type is handled by the login settings below.
HTTP authentication requires that the user specify both a username and password. The password can either be specified in plaintext or using standard encryption to protect against users reading the password from the gateway configuration file.
httpAuthentication > username Copied
Specifies the username used with HTTP authentication. The username cannot contain the : (colon) character.
Mandatory: Yes - if httpAuthentication is specified.
httpAuthentication > password > plaintext Copied
Specifies the password used with HTTP authentication, in plaintext form.
Mandatory: Yes - either this setting or std must be specified.
httpAuthentication > password > std Copied
Specifies the password used with HTTP authentication, in standard encrypted form. If not using the gateway setup editor (GSE) a password can be generated by running the gateway as follows:
gateway2 -en <password>
Mandatory: Yes - either this setting or plaintext must be specified.
Use this section to enable authentication. If this section is not specified, logging in will not be attempted and the plug-in will attempt to go directly to the data pages.
login > url Copied
The URL to send the login request to.
login > parameters Copied
The names and values of the authentication parameters to POST to the login URL. Typically this should include “username”, “password” and a third parameter representing the login button press. E.g.:
login > sessionCookieName Copied
The name of the cookie that is used to track the session between logging in and fetching data from the data web pages.
This plug-in can be run on any architecture capable of running NetProbe, however the machine must be able to access the web server hosting the status page.