Sentinel

About Sentinel

How Sentinel works

Interchange Tracked Objects for Sentinel

Sentinel

About Sentinel

Sentinel is a n Interchange product that provides tools for monitoring business and technical events that occur in your transfer environment. Use Sentinel to view information about:

  • Interchange inbound and outbound transfer events
  • Interchange and Secure Relay node status
  • Technical information about exchanged electronic documents

A Sentinel installation for Interchange can include the following elements:

  • Sentinel – End-to-end monitoring application that collects data on selected network events and generates statistics from that data. You install Sentinel from the Axway Interchange installation ISO.
  • Composer (optional) – Sentinel management application that enables you to create and edit monitoring requests, graphs and monitoring displays (Dashboards). You install Composer from the Axway Interchange installation ISO.
  • Interchange Sentinel objects – A set of objects designed for Interchange monitoring and installed on both Sentinel and Composer. Interchange provides the following objects for use with Sentinel:
    • Tracked ObjectsSentinel database table templates for organizing and storing the data generated by monitored network events.

How Sentinel works

During runtime operations, Interchange sends data to the Sentinel Server each time pre-determined events occur. Administration users can add to this data by creating maps that generate monitoring data, and then add the maps to Interchange processing steps.

Sentinel then records the data in a database table whose structure is determined by a Tracked Object. This data is then available for organized searches and for the generation of graphic displays and alerts.

Monitoring users view data in Dashboards in the Sentinel Dashboard Viewer, or in events lists and graphs in the Sentinel Monitoring interface.

Interchange Tracked Objects for Sentinel

Sentinel uses Tracked Objects to store the data it receives from tracked applications. Each Tracked Object defines a specific set of data and receives data for specific types of application events. For Interchange, Sentinel uses the following Tracked Objects:

If you extend your Interchange installation by integrating additional Axway products, you may have additional Tracked Objects for handling other system-generated data.

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