Track activities and events

To track a message or file exchange and monitor status and results, you can use the following Activator tools:

  • Sentinel Sentinel is an optional Axway product that provides tools for monitoring business and technical events that occur in your transfer environment. Sentinel is part of the Axway Activator of products. It provides end-to-end monitoring services beyond the functionality provided by Activator.
  • Sentinel monitoring agents reside natively on Activator. These Sentinel monitoring agents generate Tracked-Event Messages that contain data about application and platform events. The agents then send the Tracked-Event Messages to the Sentinel Server environment.
  • In the Sentinel Server environment, Sentinel compares incoming Tracked-Event messages to a catalog of Tracked Objects. A Tracked Object is a model containing a set of attributes that describe an application event. Sentinel uses Tracked objects to extract the data from the fields of the Tracked-Event Message, and then writes the data to a specific table in the Tracking Database.
  • A set of pre-built Sentinel tracking requests enable you to view details about the life cycles of messages that transit in Activator. You can use these tools to view alerts, performance indicators, information for monthly reports, day-to-day monitoring as well as document and message search results.
  • Message Tracker – Queries Activator to provide a detailed analysis of known root error causes. Results include flow visualization and payload.
Note If you want to send messages about Activator events by email, see The alerts.xml file.

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