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Monitoring a Qlik Sense site

Monitoring apps

The Qlik Management Console (QMC) provides apps for monitoring system performance and usage on Qlik Sense server nodes and for monitoring license usage.

The monitoring apps are accessed from the QMC start page. The Monitoring apps link under GOVERNANCE in the navigation panel takes you to the Monitoring apps stream where you can start the individual apps.

The Operations Monitor app provides information about hardware utilization, such as server memory and CPU usage, active users, and reload task activity. It also provides summary and detailed information about errors, warnings, and log activities in the Qlik Sense server environment that can be used for troubleshooting.

The License Monitor app tracks license usage, and it facilitates monitoring changes to license allocation.

The monitoring apps provide historical status and trending data. Real-time status is provided by QMC management resources. Actions taken in response to issues revealed by the monitoring apps are also performed in the QMC.

No configuration required

The monitoring apps do not require configuration. They are configured to scan existing server logs on all the nodes in a Qlik Sense server environment and present data in various lists and charts. Data in the operations and license monitors is not live, it is updated when the app is reloaded. Reload frequency can be changed by editing the triggers for the task.

Customizing the apps

While no configuration is required, it is nevertheless possible to extend the monitoring apps with visualizations you find useful in your particular environment. Both the Operations Monitor and the License Monitor provide libraries with the dimensions and measures they use. You can use those dimensions and measures to create customized visualizations on separate sheets that you can add to the apps.

The libraries also include extra visualizations that are not used on any of the apps’ sheets but which you may find useful in a particular environment.

See: Operations Monitor library

See: License Monitor library

Multi-node environments

In multi-node environments, the apps can be reloaded on any node.

Do the following:

  1. Share the Qlik Sense folder on the central node.

    The default location is C:\ProgramData\Qlik\Sense.

  2. Update the data connections ServerLogFolder and ArchivedLogFolder by replacing C:\ProgramData\Qlik\Sense with the path to the shared folder.
  3. Reload the apps on the rim nodes.

Because of the way multi-node environments are synchronized and the way logs are archived, the results of reloads may not be completely current. Reloads include all logs from the Archived Logs folder on the central node and the active .txt log files stored in the Sense\Log folder on the central node.

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