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session count revisited

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  • session count revisited

    I know a5_count_sessions is obsolete since long and recently also the sessionfolders are removed.
    We need however somehow to monitor the load of our standard server instances, esspecially the load with logged in users.

    No problem to create a central session table to store the the login info.
    Problem is to see what sessions are active on a certain moment over all our instances.

    In the help I stumbled over a function with a cryptic description:

    session_enum Function

    Syntax
    C SESSION_ENUM()
    Description
    Get List of open session numbers - optional format flags are N-session number, C-creator, D-primary data source, L-links to session,S-session status.
    The function works, but meaning of the data each flag gives are not clear to me. Can somebody explain please?

    What I hope for is that for example N-session number is a unique session id.
    If so: how can i grab that at login time and store it in that central session table
    That would give me the oppertunity to see at a certain moment which session and users are active on what serverinstance
    Ger Kurvers
    Alpha Anywhere / V4.6.1.9- Build 6488
    Development: Mysql, windows 10 64 Applicationserver: standard on Windows server 2019

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    Re: session count revisited

    I've usually seen this (ie. measuring web and/or app server load) done through parsing log files. I don't know the format of the AA standard server's logs but I imagine that they look pretty close to standard "W3C" httpd access log format. If you see a sessionid or any requests that help to trace that someone has started a session in the log file, you could grep for patterns and count the lines at specific points in time. Of course there are many opensource log analyzers to do it for you but the installation and configuration of those tools may be overkill for your specific requirement.

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