Various members discussed the need to reboot servers on a weekly basis, and the issues it could create with load balancing. It was suggested that ControlUp users stop and start the monitors directly from the console, which can properly rebalance the environment. It was also suggested that a PowerShell command be created to restart the monitor services at once.
Read the entire ‘Rebooting Servers for ControlUp Monitors Balancing’ thread below:
Has anyone else need to put a weekly reboot schedule in for the monitor servers to stop them from developing issues?
unfortunately this is not a proper solution since the monitors don’t load balance and cannot be triggered to load balance. When we had this we ended up with 1 flooded monitor. we reboot using the reboot schedule of our windows updates and weekly do a stop and start of the monitors from within the console. so far the only way afak to proper rebalance the devices.
I see this argument about load balancing quite a bit. Lets say you have 3 monitors and each one is using 33% CPU and that hypothetically uses 2GHZ on the host for that one monitor. That would total 100% CPU on a single monitor or 6 GHZ on the host if you lost 2 monitors. Your still consuming the same amount of CPU from your hypervisors in either scenario. DRS should handle the load balancing on the hypervisor side. Overall CPU consumption is the same on your hardware regardless which monitors are “loaded”.
was load balance the issue I was referring to. lot of the time I have to reboot to resolve issues with triggers and automation
@member it don’t matter how many resources a monitor is using. I will only take as many as it can resource. If there are to many resources for the monitor to handle (Not enough CPU RAM) it will not the resources.
@member yes that’s why we do a stop start of the monitors from within the console. For example this is what we see and after restarting the monitors from the console all is balanced again
@member Impressed. Someone has had the capacity/weight conversation with you. 🙂
@member do you stop start one at a time or all at once. also how you just tried restarting the monitor service?
@member from the console I stop all monitors at once. I think restarting the monitor service will do the same but then you have to make sure you restart the services at the same time. We noticed this is not always resulting in a properly balanced environment.
Maybe a feature request a PowerShell command that we could restart on monitor services at once? @member
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