Specify MI Listeners

MI Listeners serve as routers between the Controller and a Performance Agent, and enable you to run Vusers over a firewall and to collect server monitor data and application diagnostics data over a firewall.

The MI Listener receives data from the Performance Agent at regular intervals. During the course of the test run, the Controller takes the data from the MI Listener to process as runtime data.

The MI Listeners are only available for load generators.

Add an MI Listener

  1. In Performance Center Administration, select Management > Hosts and click the MI Listeners tab. The MI Listeners page opens.
  2. Click the Add New MI Listener button . For user interface details, see Modify/View MI Listeners details below.

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Assign an MI Listener to a host

To assign an MI Listener to a host:

  1. Select Management > Hosts.

  2. To create a new host, click the Create New Host button. Set Location and MI Listeners.

    To edit details of a host, under the Host Name column, click a host name. By default, the Main Details view is displayed. Update Location and MI Listeners.

    For user interface details, see Modify/View MI Listeners details below.

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Modify/View MI Listeners details

  1. In Performance Center Administration, select Management > Hosts and click the MI Listeners tab.

  2. To edit details of an MI Listener, under the Name column, click an MI Listener name.

    User interface elements are described below :

    UI Elements

    Description

    Filter. Enables you to filter MI Listeners to display only those that meet the criteria that you define.

    The filter selection is displayed above the MI Listeners menu:

    Add New MI Listener. Enables you to define a new MI Listener.

    Delete Selected MI Listener. Deletes the MI Listener selected in the grid.

    Note: You cannot delete an MI Listener that is being used by a host.

    Refresh. Refreshes the grid so that it displays the most up-to-date information.

    Select Columns. Enables you to determine which fields to display in the grid.
    ID

    The ID of the MI Listener.

    Name

    The name of the MI Listener.

    Note: If you have two different IP addresses for the same MI Listener—one for internal communication with the Controller and a second for public communication with a Load generator located over a firewall—enter the internal IP address here. Enter the public IP address in the Public IP field.

    Public IP

    The public IP address of the MI Listener.

    Note: If you have two different IP addresses for the same MI Listener—one for internal communication with the Controller and a second for public communication with a Load generator located over a firewall—enter the public IP address here. Enter the internal IP address in the MI Listener Name field.

    Purpose

    The role designated to the MI Listener:

    • Diagnostics data collection over a firewall

    • Monitoring over a firewall

    • Running hosts over a firewall

    Description

    A description of the MI Listener.

    Number of Connected Hosts

    The number of hosts that are connected to the MI Listener.

    Click the arrow next to an MI Listener to display details of the connected hosts. This includes host name, status, state, source, host type.

    <Edit MI Listener> To edit details of an MI Listener, under the Name column, click an MI Listener name.

    Note: You can also manage MI Listeners in ALM Lab Management. For details, see the ALM Lab Management Guide.

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