CCBuilder_96CCBuilder stands for Component Configuration Builder. Its main purpose is to ease the process of building the xml based configuration files for the various FCMS applications.

Key features

  • Provides an intuitive, point and click interface and rich toolbox.
  • Provides MIB browser and MIB compiler functionality.
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The ciphers on the screenshot are explained in the text below.

With a few mouse clicks you can tell CCBuilder for what component you want to build a configuration file, what data you want to collect and how you want to show the results. The generated configuration files can be saved to disk as shortcuts, uploaded to a running Quantellium instance or used interactively directly from CCBuilder. CCBuilder can either be used locally (to support troubleshooting) or can set up connection (port 80/443) to a remotely running Quantellium instance.

Using CCBuilder as a MIB browser

Each time you click on a node in the tree, an SNMP GetNext request is sent to the device to test its response.

After a device has been inspected and the MIB tree has been built, you can use CCBuilder as a MIB browser. Browse the MIB tree and click on its nodes to see its properties and fire an SNMP request. The response text is shown in the response pane (2). The detail panes (3)(8) provide information about each node clicked. This information is extracted from the MIB file that defined the node.

Using CCBuilder as a MIB compiler

CCBuilder provides advanced MIB compiling functionalities. Click on the following link to learn how to compile SNMP MIB files.

Using the nodes in an sDC

Each node that returned a valid response during inspection, can be used to build an SNMP query by right-clicking the node and selecting one of the available sDC types for that node. The available sDC types depend on a node’s syntax. It’s obviously not possible to use a a node with a string syntax as a series in a graph!

The General pane (4) and the sDC targets pane (6) are always visible because they apply to all sDC types. Depending on the selected sDC type, one or more specific panes (5) will be shown. After right-clicking a node and selecting one of the available sDC types, the node appears in pane (6) as a target node. One sDC can have multiple targets! All panes, (4)(5)(6), allow you to customize various aspects of the sDC.

See also: How to build a Table sDC

The steps involved when building your own custom sDCs

  1. Inspecting the device. Find out which OIDs variables a device supports.
  2. Browse the MIB tree. Discover the device and decide what information you need and in what type of sDC you’re going to use it.
  3. Build your query / compile your sDC. Choose its type, add the OIDs (targets) that should be queried and (optionally) add some formula logic.
  4. Test your sDC by launching the appropriate component directly from within CCBuilder, save it to a shortcut on your desktop or upload your Quantellium instance.

Changelog

1.3.7 – Jan 8, 2016

  • New option: New parameters ($OID, $INSTANCE, $SAMPLEDURATION) added to the set of variable substitutions when defining “Threshold exceeded” messages.
  • Bugfix: Various

1.1.5 – Aug 14, 2015

  • Improvement: Web proxy support.
  • New option: fcmsURL Protocol Handler support.

1.1.4 – Oct 26, 2014

  • Bugfix: Better screening of Bar-chart options.

1.1.3 – Sept 3, 2014

  • Improvement: Better error reporting while browsing MIBs.

1.1.2 – June 19, 2014

  • Bug-fix: System sDCs were visible in CCBuilder.

1.1.1 – April 27, 2014

  • Bugfix: The default “List/Table” setting was not always correctly forecasted.

1.1.0 – April 21, 2014

  • New option: “New version available” checker added to the Help|About box.

1.0.0 – April 9, 2014

  • Initial version.