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One Host, multiple PostgreSQL Clusters – Monitoring using EDB PEM

At a customer we implemented the EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager. As they run multiple PostgreSQL cluster on one server, they wanted, for sure, to monitor all the cluster using PEM. This blog should give you a short guidance on how to add databases to PEM.

Starting position

– PEM Server installed, up and running
– PEM Agent installed on the hosts, that should be monitored
– Hosts already registered in the PEM
– pg_hba.conf of all databases prepared to accept connections from PEM

host    postgres        enterprisedb    192.168.22.53/32           trust

First impression

As you can see, the hosts, where the agent is installed and registered with PEM are visible in PEM, but the cluster are not automatically detected.

Add a cluster

Let’s add a PostgeSQL cluster.


First of all make sure to choose a self-documenting name. This name (per default) is not unique. So you can add many servers with the same name. Very confusing.

In the connection tab, enter the hostname or IP address and the other connection settings for the PostgreSQL cluster.

In case you run EFM High Availability, you can configure this on the Tab “Advanced”


Add the second cluster

Use the same steps as in step “Add a cluster”. Just take another name and type the correct port.

That’s it, really simple and straight forward. And all cluster and their databases are shown in a nice manner.

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Julia Gugel
Julia Gugel

Consultant