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The Enterprise Server includes a comprehensive health monitoring system that allows Administrators to quickly ascertain and analyze the condition, or ‘health’ of an Enterprise Server. The health monitor is available from the Admin section of the Workspace browser interface (the Server Health page), or as a standalone executable tool that is included in the Enterprise Server installation on its host PC (the Server Health Monitor tool).
The health feature delivers a visual summary of the state of the Enterprise Server's configuration and services, information on the host machine's system resources, and also provides access to status reports and log files. This provides an immediate overview of the Enterprise Server's status, which allows administrators to preemptively detect and resolve any issues that may affect Workspace users.
Each approach to monitoring the Enterprise Server's health and status has its own distinct advantage:
avhealth.exe) is accessible regardless of the state of the Enterprise Server, and will therefore provide crucial data and information in the unlikely event that the Enterprise Server is not fully functioning.
Within the Workspace's browser interface, select Admin – Health in the main menu to access the Server Health reporter page, which will indicate the overall status of the Enterprise Server installation at the time stamp reference shown in the top Status section of the page (
Updated at: <timestamp>).
The Server Health page information is periodically updated (as indicated by the Status time stamp), but an update may be triggered on demand with the associated refresh status link.
As a highlighted overview of the Enterprise Server status, the Server Health page provides distinct warning/error icons and associated descriptions for status entries of concern. Common alerts include overdue data backups, pending license expiries, an active admin/admin user account, or detected error entries in a log file:
While any Performance and System issues are likely to be addressed by improving the Enterprise Server host PC's available resources and infrastructure, problems in the Environment and configuration section of the Server Health page can generally be resolved using the features and tools available to Workspace administrators:
LogLevel=entry in the General section of the
LocalVault.inifile, located in the Enterprise Server's installation folder on the host PC. The permitted level entries are
Info(the default) and
Warn. With the latter option, general status information (API calls, starting and stopping of services, etc) will not be included in the log files – errors are always included.
avbackup.exetool, available in the
Tools\BackupToolfolder within the Enterprise Server installation on the host PC.
The performance of both the Enterprise Server and host PC are tested and summarized (in the Performance and System sections), and report logs made available for generation and download:
The Enterprise Server installation includes the comprehensive On-Prem Enterprise Server Health Monitor tool that allows Administrators to quickly ascertain and analyze the condition, or ‘health’ of the Enterprise Server at a local level. Provided as a stand-alone, independent application with the Enterprise Server's installation, the Health Monitor delivers a visual summary of the state of the host machine, and the Enterprise Server's configuration and services. Its interface also includes context-related hints, plus information and paths to important locations and log files.
The Health Monitor presents Enterprise Server status information via a simple GUI, and in general terms, covers the following critical areas:
In a default installation of the Enterprise Server, the Health Monitor tool can be found in the
\Program Files (x86)\Altium\
Altium365\Tools\HealthMonitor folder as the
avhealth.exe executable. Note that the folder also includes a simplified command-line tool:
When the GUI Health Monitor tool (
avhealth.exe) is run, the program immediately interrogates the Enterprise Server and its hosting systems to populate the main Health Monitor Dashboard screen – as selected (by default) in the upper tabs. Click the Refresh button () to retrigger the process and update the screen.
The status of each item in the Dashboard is indicated by a message and associated icon:
Hover the mouse over an item’s status for more information. For an Error or Warning that is shown in the Dashboard, further details are (in most cases) available by clicking the status entry for that item.
Many of the Error/Warning conditions detected by the Health Monitor offer links intended to help resolve the situation. These are included in the item’s detailed information, available when clicking on its status entry.
In the above example screen on the left, the Health Monitor has detected that the Enterprise Server has not been backed up. The associated information provides a link to documentation that will help to resolve the situation.
The example screen on the right (above) indicates that the Enterprise Server's default
admin/admin sign-in credentials still exist, which poses a significant security risk. The Fix It link in the associated information directly accesses the Enterprise Server's sign-in page through the browser interface, where the Administrator User profiles can be corrected.
The Health Monitor’s Log Browser screen, accessed by the Log Browser tab, presents Error and Warning entries from all of the Enterprise Server’s available Log files – normally located in the
C:\ProgramData\Altium\Altium365Data\logs folder. To view the log file that contains the event entry, select the associated Open file link or simply double-click on the entry itself.
The cumulative event entries in the list are sectioned by date and will include all available Error/Warning events that are available from all log files. To find specific events, choose a time period from the Show logs drop-down menu, and/or use the dynamic filter field () to search for keywords within the Subsystem and Message columns.
Select the button to remove the accumulated log entries from the Log Browser list – this will archive then delete all existing log files.
The Health Monitor’s Status Report screen, accessed by the Status Report tab, is used to create and display Enterprise Server status report files. The generated reports collate all the event debug information in a single Zip archive (
*.zip) that can be sent, when necessary, to Altium Developers.
To create a report, select an appropriate event time period from the Include Logs drop-down menu, enter your contact details and select the sharing agreement, and then initiate the process with the button.
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