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Andy Stobirski · Aug 5

Monitoring the status of all mirror members from one instance

Hi all

I have a pair of servers configured as a mirror, each server sits in a separate data centre.

I have noticed that occasionally, the primary will report that the backup is disconnected in the Mirror Monitor, and I believe this to be due to connection conditions between the two data centres.

What I want to do is log the status of both servers from the primary on a regular basis using a service. I know %System.Mirror can return the status of the current member, but how can I log the get the status of the other member as well?

Cheers

Product version: IRIS 2022.1
$ZV: IRIS for Windows (x86-64) 2021.2.1 (Build 654U) Fri Mar 18 2022 06:09:35 EDT
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Does SYS.Mirror.GetFailoverMemberStatus() give you what you want? It has to be executed from %SYS.

%SYS>set sc=##class(SYS.Mirror).GetFailoverMemberStatus(.pri,.alt)

%SYS>zw pri
pri=$lb("SERVERA.FOO.BAR.ORG/STAGE","SERVERA.foo.bar.org|2188","Primary","Active","172.31.33.69|1972","SERVERA.foo.bar.org|1972")

%SYS>zw alt
alt=$lb("SERVERB.FOO.BAR.ORG/STAGE","SERVERB.foo.bar.org|2188","Backup","Active","172.31.33.70|1972","SERVERB.foo.bar.org|1972")

Hi Jeffrey - that's perfect, thanks for taking the time to reply. Once last question: do you know how I might locate information on the Arbiter connection status?


Andy

Here's a little code snippet that the Management Portal uses to get the Arbiter state:

	Set state = $SYSTEM.Mirror.ArbiterState()
	Set thisConnected = $SELECT($ZB(+state,+$$$ArbiterConnected,1)'=0:1,1:0)
	Set otherConnected = $SELECT($ZB(+state,+$$$ArbiterPeerConnected,1)'=0:1,1:0)
	
	If 'thisConnected {
		Set stateString = $$$Text("This member is not connected to the arbiter")
	} ElseIf 'otherConnected {
		Set stateString = $$$Text("Only this member is connected to the arbiter")
	} Else {
		Set stateString = $$$Text("Both failover members are connected to the arbiter")
	}

You'll need to add an Include statement for %syMirror to use the $$$Arbiter* macros.

Note that the ArbiterState() method is undocumented, and its behavior may change in future releases.

Thanks again, that's perfect. Thanks for all your help.