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Workflow Engine Labs

In these labs, you will:

  • Gain hands-on experience with the Workflow Engine and learn some of its features.

  • Use the Workflow Engine to customize events and alerts and change the routing of alerts.

Prerequisites

To complete these labs successfully, you should:

  • Be familiar with IT service management and Moogsoft AIOps operations and administration.

  • Have a valid Moogsoft AIOps license.

  • Have some familiarity with regular expression and JSON syntax.

Lab Scenario

You are getting ready to connect the output of a hardware monitor to Moogsoft AIOps. The system monitors the health of about 200 PCs in your organization's Seattle and San Jose offices. It reports on CPU activity, temperature, fan status, and disk space every five seconds. You’re planning to use a data extract from the monitoring system to test event and alert generation in Moogsoft AIOps.

Getting Started

Before you begin working on the labs and the lab scenario, you will need a Moogsoft AIOps lab instance.

  1. Request a Workflow Engine lab instance.You can use the lab instance to experiment with new features without interfering with your own Moogsoft AIOps installation, and it comes pre-provisioned with the datasets you need for the Workflow Engine hands-on labs.

  2. When you receive the email with details about your lab instance, navigate to the URL provided.

  3. Click through any security warnings and log in with the username admin and the password admin.

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to add a license to your instance.

About the Labs

Here is what you need to know to complete the Workflow Engine labs.

  • You won’t need to ssh into your instance for these labs. You can do all the work through the Moogsoft user interface.

  • You should practice sending sample data into Moogsoft AIOps with the Mini Lab first, and then you can do the rest of the labs in any order.

  • Even though you can do the Workflow Engine labs in any order, they are cumulative in their effect. If you complete them all, try sending the data from the first lab (Filter Events) into your lab instance to check that all of your event and alert workflows are working together.

  • Click on these links to go to each lab:

    Lab

    Description

    Dataset

    Mini Lab

    Practice sending lab data into Moogsoft AIOps

    Lab_Test

    Filter Events

    Reduce noise and improve performance by stopping processing of 'Clear' events

    Clear

    Parse Hostnames

    Extract location information from hostnames

    Hostname

    Normalize Data

    Clean up location information to make it consistent

    City

    Escalate Alerts

    Increase the severity of the most important alerts and route them for special processing

    C_Drive

  • If you have trouble completing the labs, reach out to university@moogsoft.com for help.