6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 27, 2020 7:07 PM by 2819644

    Health Check HFM 11.2

    2819644

           Hello HFM Community,

       

      We are currently migrating to HFM 11.2 and wanted to know some of the techniques and methods incorporated to perform health checks after server maintenance , and services are restarted,

       

       

      This would be a proactive method for us to know something is down and also to make sure all the applications /components are functioning as expected  after the server reboot

       

      Appreciate any valuable suggestions.

        • 1. Re: Health Check HFM 11.2
          CBarbieri

          I would ask a few key users to run through all of their objects in the environment: check forms, grids, reports, etc., to make sure they all exist and behave correctly. I would then add a period of data and confirm the whole end to end process works and that performance is as expected. 11.2 performance should be the same as 11.1.2.4, all other things being equal.

           

          - Chris

          • 2. Re: Health Check HFM 11.2
            2819644

            True - that is a good start for sure.

            Currently we have links to check if workspace is up, open forms and grid and so on.

             

            What would be a good check for DRM,. FDMEE and Web studio?

            • 3. Re: Health Check HFM 11.2
              Yet another consultant

              What you are asking for is basically regression testing. You can do it informally, precisely as Chris described - ask a couple of key users to play around. Your alternative is to formalize it, and sit down with people to devise a couple of end-to-end- scenarios, ask them what task the perform or reports they run, and document that.

               

              Without knowing what applications are in use, how you configured them, and what the standard processes are, it is really hard to answer your question other then: "try to execute key tasks and run key reports"

               

              - Conrad

              • 4. Re: Health Check HFM 11.2
                2819644

                This is something that is to be done after the server or services are restarted

                 

                Components to check in HFM 11.2

                1) HFM application

                2) Grids

                3) Reports / Web studio

                4) FDMEE

                5) DRM

                • 5. Re: Health Check HFM 11.2
                  4184350

                  I echo what Chris and others have mentioned.  I will just add that if you have the benefit of owning the Accelatis Suite you can automate this process by creating simulation packages that open artifacts, run consolidations/ calculations, etc.  You can automate the service restarts and simulations and have it notify you if any errors come out of the simulations. 

                  • 6. Re: Health Check HFM 11.2
                    2819644

                    Thanks for the suggestion - something like Accelatis would be useful.