How to determine if Foglight is not ingesting data?

How to determine (and alert) if Foglight is not ingesting data?

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  • Here's a short and authentic reply for how to determine if Foglight isn't ingesting data:

    There are a few ways to check if Foglight isn't ingesting data:

    • Monitor dashboards & reports: Look for missing data or unexpected dips in data flow within your Foglight dashboards and reports.
    • Agent health: Check the health status of your Foglight agents. Unhealthy agents might indicate issues with data collection.
    • Alerts: Many Foglight deployments have built-in alerts that trigger when data ingestion stops. Review your alert logs for any data collection errors.
    • Server logs: Dig into the Foglight server logs for any errors koows or warnings related to data ingestion.
  • Thank you for your reply.

    • Dashboards is not an option for us. This has to be an automated solution.
    • Agent health status is set to OK so we cannot use this as a flag.
    • Which built-in Alert are you referring to? I am not able to find it.
    • The server that is not sending data has the following entry in the Foglight log file:
      • 2024-03-20 10:27:52.037 VERBOSE [FglAM:IncomingMessageResponse[7]-16777] - Agent callback for FL_Agent FAKE_NAME completed successfully

    We are not using email alerts from Foglight so our only options would be the Rest API or directly querying the FL tables.

    Thank you.