we have configured a serverfarm with some real servers.
snmptrap/syslog is configured to message in case of a status change of a real server.
Some messages have been configured to a lower level of alerting :
logging message 442001 level 3
logging message 442002 level 3
logging message 442003 level 3
Now we see syslog messages appearing in case of rserver status changes.
However i do not see the total status of of a serverfarm.
Is there a snmp counter or other smart way to have a remote quick view on the status of a serverfarm ?
Like when 1 rserver is down, the serverfarm is in a degraded state.
We aren't using ANM at this moment but maybe we will in the future.
My second question ;
Are there other smart ways to get a rserver out of service (for maintenance) except from logging in on the ACE and giving a "no inservice" ?
I'm thinking of using a commandline based tool (putty) on the rservers itselves.