Table of Contents


  1. Pre-Installation
  2. Installation
  3. Post-Installation
  4. Apply the HotFix
  5. Starting and Stopping Proactive Monitoring Components
  6. Logging In to Client Tools
  7. Configure Reporting
  8. Installation and Configuration Checklist

Installation Guide

Installation Guide

RulePoint Topology

The RulePoint topology is a group of application services, system services, nodes, and hosts that constitute the run-time environment in RulePoint. A topology service runs the topology.
The following RulePoint components are installed with the Proactive Monitoring for PowerCenter solution:
System services
Physical processes that run on the host machine. The RulePoint topology contains the following system services:
  • Grid manager. Controls the application services in the topology. It also deploys objects into the application services and handles all interactions between the design environment and the services.
  • UM store. Enables guaranteed delivery for data exchange across all services within RulePoint.
  • UM lbmrd. Provides address resolver capability across the application services in RulePoint.
If you add multiple hosts or nodes to a topology to facilitate high availability, you can configure the UM store and UM lbmrd system services to enable guaranteed delivery through messaging.
Host agent
Manages the communication between the grid manager and the nodes. A Host Agent Service manages the host agent. The node contains application services that receive monitoring data, process it, and send responses.
The following RulePoint application services run within the node:
  • Source controller. Receives source data from the PowerCenter environment, pre-processes events and forwards them to an event processor.
  • Event processor. Consumes events and runs rules. The event processor activates a rule when it meets the rule conditions. Then, the event processor forwards responses to the responder controller. The event processor is also known as the rules engine.
  • Responder controller. Consumes event activations and delivers responses to a configured external response target. The responder controller can deliver alerts to Real-Time Alert Manager and to email recipients.
  • Activity manager. Records and stores the activity of the RulePoint application services. It displays data on the dashboard.