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Foglight Product Training

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This is a 2-day class (6 hours per day) that included lectures and labs for up to five (5) students.

Classes are conducted using the Customer's Foglight environment, and where necessary may use the Quest lab environment.

The class covers the full set of SQL PI features, dashboards, and workflows as well as advanced features such as User Defined Queries and Custom Dashboards.

AUDIENCE:

This course is intended for new and intermediate administrators and users of Foglight SQL PI.

PREREQUISITES:

  • This course does not require attendance in any previous Foglight training.
  • Attendees must have a dedicated computer to connect to the WebEx session and Quest training environment, if used.
  • For private classes using customer environments, attendees must have access to their Foglight server and credentials for access.
  • The Foglight environment should not have any known performance issues.
  • A basic understanding of database architecture is useful but not required.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES:

  • Upon Completion of this training each student will:
  • Have a full understanding of Foglight architecture and Data Model.
  • Use workflows to drill into every dimension of the database workload to investigate Session, Users, Programs, SQL, Sessions, and more.
  • View, Analyze, and track changes to Plans.
  • Extend monitoring with User Defined Queries and Performance Counters.
  • Tune monitoring, rules, and alarms to fit the needs of the user’s unique environment.
  • Identify and process alarms.
  • Create ad-hoc and scheduled reports
  • Create custom drag and drop dashboards to provide views specific to the customer’s applications and environment.
  • Perform User Administration to create new Users, Groups, and Roles.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This is a 2-day class (6 hours per day) that included lectures and labs for up to five (5) students.

Classes are conducted using the Customer's Foglight environment, and where necessary may use the Quest lab environment.

The class covers the full set of Oracle PI features, dashboards, and workflows as well as advanced features such as User Defined Queries and Custom Dashboards.

AUDIENCE: 

This course is intended for new and intermediate administrators and users of Foglight Oracle PI.

PREREQUISITES:

  • This course does not require attendance in any previous Foglight training.
  • Attendees must have a dedicated computer to connect to the WebEx session and Quest training environment, if used.
  • For private classes using customer environments, attendees must have access to their Foglight server and credentials for access.
  • The Foglight environment should not have any known performance issues.
  • A basic understanding of database architecture is useful but not required.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES:

Upon Completion of this training each student will:

  • Have a full understanding of Foglight architecture and Data Model.
  • Use workflows to drill into every dimension of the database workload to investigate Session, Users, Programs, SQL, Sessions, and more.
  • View, Analyze, and track changes to Plans.
  • Extend monitoring with User Defined Queries and Performance Counters.
  • Tune monitoring, rules, and alarms to fit the needs of the user’s unique environment.
  • Identify and process alarms.
  • Create ad-hoc and scheduled reports.
  • Create custom drag and drop dashboards to provide views specific to the customer’s applications and environment.
  • Perform User Administration to create new Users, Groups, and Roles.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This is a 2-day class (6 hours per day) that included lectures and labs for up to five (5) students.

Classes are conducted using the Customer's Foglight environment, and where necessary may use the Quest lab environment.

The class covers the full set of Foglight for Virtualization feature, dashboards, and workflows as well as advanced features such as Rule Customization and Custom Dashboards.

AUDIENCE: 

This course is intended for new and intermediate administrators and users of Foglight for Virtualization.

PREREQUISITES: 

  • This course does not require attendance in any previous Foglight training.
  • Attendees must have a dedicated computer to connect to the WebEx session and Quest training environment, if used.
  • For private classes using customer environments, attendees must have access to their Foglight server and credentials for access.
  • The Foglight environment should not have any known performance issues.
  • A background in virtualization.
  • A background in monitoring or diagnostic tools (e.g., VMware vCenter)

TRAINING OBJECTIVES:

  • Upon Completion of this training each student will:
  • Have a full understanding of Foglight architecture and Data Model.
  • Use workflows to drill into the Virtual Environment to identify root causes of performance issues.
  • Understand Optimization, Waste Finding, and Remediation.
  • Use Capacity Planning tools to identify pending resource limitations.
  • Tune monitoring, rules, and alarms to fit the needs of the user’s unique environment.
  • Identify and process alarms.
  • Create ad-hoc and scheduled reports
  • Create custom drag and drop dashboards to provide views specific to the customer’s applications and environment.
  • Perform User Administration to create new Users, Groups, and Roles.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This is a 1 day class (6-hours in duration) that includes lecture, lab and testing for up to 5 students.

Classes are conducted using the Customer's Foglight environment, and where necessary may use the Quest lab environment.

The class covers general Foglight features and functions including user administration, report management, alarm processing, services, custom dashboards and custom reports.

AUDIENCE: 

This course is intended for new and intermediate administrators and users of Foglight.

PREREQUISITES:

  • This course does not require attendance in any previous Foglight training.
  • Attendees must have a dedicated computer to connect to the WebEx session and Quest training environment, if used.
  • For private classes using customer environments, attendees must have access to their Foglight server and credentials for access.
  • The Foglight environment should not have any known performance issues.
  • A background in monitoring or diagnostic tools.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES:

  • Upon Completion of this training each student will:
  • Have a full understanding of Foglight architecture and Data Model.
  • Perform User Administration to create new Users, Groups, and Roles.
  • Create and apply schedules for agent and alarm blackouts.
  • Create ad-hoc and scheduled reports.
  • Create custom drag and drop dashboards to provide views specific to the customer’s applications and environment.
  • Tune monitoring, rules, and alarms to fit the needs of the user’s unique environment.
  • Identify and process alarms.
  • Create services to monitor the availability of a subset of objects such as a group of hosts supporting an application.

Foglight Custom Training

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This is a 1 day class (6-hours in duration) that includes lecture, lab and testing for up to 5 students.

The class is conducted in the customer’s own Foglight environment using the pre-existing Foglight Management Servers, and focuses on the advanced techniques for creating dashboards in Foglight and leveraging Web Component Framework (WCF).

AUDIENCE:

This course is intended for administrators and users of the Foglight Server.

PREREQUISITES:

  • This course requires previous attendance in Foglight Administration training or substantial experience as a Foglight Administrator or Operator.
  • The attendees must have an active working Foglight environment with adequate licensing and no known performance degrading issues.
  • Attendees must have a dedicated computer to connect to the Foglight environment using WebEx, and in the event there are more than two attendees there will need to be a dedicated training space with an overhead projector connected to the WebEx connected computer, with adequate seating in the room.
  • Attendees will need to have a computer to work from and credentials with which to access both the network and the Foglight console.
  • There must be an available environment to create dummy hosts for labs and testing.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES:

Upon Completion of this training each student should be able fully utilize the following:

  • Data Model
  • Creating Dashboards
  • Charts
  • Gauges
  • Lists
  • Tables
  • Creating Reports
  • Creating Parameterized Reports
  • Creating Fixed Layout Dashboards

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This is a 4 day course (6-hour per day) that includes lecture, lab and testing for up to 5 students.

The class is conducted in the customer’s own Foglight environment using the pre-existing FMS servers, and focuses on the advanced techniques for creating dashboards in Foglight and leveraging Web Component Framework (WCF).

AUDIENCE: 

This course is intended for administrators and users of the Foglight Serve who have some basic scripting or programming experience.

PREREQUISITES: 

  • This course is intended individuals who have attended the WCF Drag and Drop Training.
  • The attendees must have a known good working Foglight environment with adequate licensing and no known performance degrading issues.
  • Attendees must have a dedicated computer to connect to the Foglight environment using WebEx, and in the event there are more than two attendees there will need to be a dedicated training space with an overhead projector connected to the WebEx connected computer, with adequate seating in the room.
  • Attendees will need to have a computer to work from and credentials with which to access both the network and the Foglight console
  • There must be an available environment to create dummy hosts for labs and testing.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES:

Upon Completion of this training each student should be able fully utilize the following:

  • Data Model
  • Modules
  • Introduction to Views, Icons, Functions, … (In depth look through labs)
    1. Row Oriented Table
    2. Charts
    3. Spinner
    4. Pulse Gauge
    5. Miscellaneous Containers
  • Queries
    1. Parameters
    2. Root
    3. Top N
    4. Sorting
    5. Conditions
  • Contexts
  • Flow
    1. Update
    2. Next Page
    3. Popup
    4. Previous
    5. Choose Value

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This class, including hands-on activities, is a 2-day class (6 hours per day) and is offered as a private, instructor lead class taught via a virtual classroom (up to 5 students)

This course is intended to provide students with a thorough understanding of the scripting and querying capabilities within Foglight. Students will learn to take advantage of the Foglight Service APIs and the built-in Groovy engine to use Foglight to its full potential.

Students learn through hands-on activities and guided walk-through(s). Use-case scenarios and best practices are used to reinforce learning throughout the course.

AUDIENCE:  

Administrators from programming backgrounds that are keen to extend and customize Foglight.

PREREQUISITES:

  • A firm grasp of programming concepts such as data types, loops, scope, methods and functions.
  • An understanding of regular expressions would also be beneficial but not essential.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES:

  • Students completing this course will receive information required to:
  • Understand the Foglight Models
  • Write Scoping queries to be used in rules and derived metrics
  • Understand Groovy syntax
  • Write Complex Topology Queries
  • Write Advanced Foglight Scripts using Groovy
  • Understand and use the Foglight Service API’s

TOPICS:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Groovy Part I

  • Assignment, types and the def keyword
  • Methods
  • Foglight Script Editor
  • Assertions

 

Lesson 2: Introduction to Groovy Part II

  • Scope
  • If Statements
  • Groovy Collections
  • Iteration
  • Handling Exceptions

Lesson 3: Object-Oriented Programming and Groovy

  • Introduction
  • Concepts
  • OOP Principles in Foglight
  • Classes & Objects in Foglight

Lesson 4: More Groovy

  • Regular Expressions
  • Closures
  • Collection Framework Methods

Lesson 5: Foglight Models

  • Data Browser
  • Schema Browser
  • Script Editor
  • The scope keyword

Lesson 6: Query Syntax

  • Query Syntax
  • Query Operators
  • Query Examples

Lesson 7: Scoping Queries

  • Building a Scoping Query
  • Scoping Query Examples
  • Scoping Query Usage

Lesson 8: Topology Queries

  • Topology Query Syntax
  • Topology Query Examples

Lesson 9: Metric Queries

  • Where Are They Used?
  • Metric Query Syntax
  • Metric Query Examples

Lesson 10: Foglight Service Layer APIs

  • Listing the APIs
  • Using the APIs
  • Frequently Used APIs

Lesson 11: The fglcmd and More Examples

  • Introducing Fglcmd
  • Exporting Data
  • Use Cases​

SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED SOME GUIDANCE.

The work it takes to keep IT Infrastructure working well is becoming increasingly dependent on multiple components functioning interdependently. That takes time, that often doesn't leave a lot of room for sitting through a class session. Knowledge transfer can be the right solution to help accomplish your goals while continuing to work and learn simultaneously.

Foglight comes with a plethora of out of the box tools and unmatched capacity for customization which can reduce MTTR (Mean Time To Repair), but you have to know how to use the tools to achieve that and getting there can require some outside help.

That’s where we come in! LightSpeed PM is staffed by top notch consultants who have been working with Foglight for an average of 12 years or more deploying products around the world for every size of organization. Our clients have shared their pain with us, and here are just some of the comments I’ve heard:

“I’ve got two jobs and two bosses! I don’t’ have time to sit down and try to figure this out on my own!”

“I’m a DBA, not a monitor expert. How can I know what to look for at the application or storage level? My boss bought this product and had it installed but didn’t have budget for training,”

“I’m new here, the guy before me quit and didn’t leave any instructions. I’ve never even heard of Foglight, and now they want me to manage monitoring for more than two thousand computers. I don’t know where to start!”

​Maybe one of these sounds like you, or maybe you’ve been using the tools for years and want to know how to take it to the next level. Our “teach to fish” approach at providing Knowledge Transfer sessions on any product in the Foglight group of tools you have purchased can help you in so many ways. Here are just a few:

  • Health Check, updates, or upgrades
  • Best Practices for standard maintenance
  • Exception guidance and practical hands on experience on product use
  • Customization and optimization
  • Rules, alerts, and thresholds
  • Dashboards and reporting

All work is done inside of your own environment and not some lab. That’s right! You get to learn on your own environment with the safety of expert advice and you don’t have to lose your work when the session ends!

Contact us for competitive pricing, and let us help you make Performance Monitoring a satisfying and rewarding experience.