Prognosis for Infrastructure

Prognosis for Infrastructure consists of a family of product suites that are used to perform a range of system management and monitoring functions. These product suites are customized for various platforms and are purchased individually with the Prognosis installation.

Details of the various Prognosis for Infrastructure products are contained in the following sections.

Choose the Platform

Choose the Product Suite

The Prognosis for HPE NonStop product suite includes a range of technologies that can be used to manage and monitor a wide variety of HPE NonStop functions and system applications.

System Monitoring

Prognosis comes with a set of collectors and a wide selection of records that are used to gather performance data from a monitored network. The data collected in these records is determined by a set of functions that are supplied with Prognosis. These functions include items such as; Analysts, Commands, Configurations, Databases, Displays and Thresholds. How each of these functions work is described in the Prognosis System Guide.

Once the principles of using the Prognosis functions are familiar it is possible to set them up to gather whatever data is required for a specific situation. However, the standard Prognosis installation also comes with a selection of pre-packaged functions which are known as 'Knowledge Tools'. These 'Knowledge Tools' permit a range of system monitoring to be started immediately after installation with little or no configuration. The variety of the 'Knowledge Tools' included can often mean that customized functions may not always be required.

Data collected by Prognosis is presented for viewing through Display documents. A large number of pre-packaged Displays are provided with the Prognosis installation and this section describes some of the higher-level Displays that are included.

Automated Analyst for HPE NonStop

For full details on using Automated Analyst please see the Analyst section.

Automated Analyst runs behind the scenes automatically carrying out system monitoring, it identifies and analyzes problems and then applies rules-based logic to recommend or initiate corrective actions. Through this automation, the need for operator intervention is significantly reduced. As a result, non-specialized personnel can effectively manage complex systems, thereby freeing highly skilled personnel from the task of continuous system monitoring.

Each Analyst consists of one or more Analyst Rules that can carry out any of the following functions;

  • Detect unusual system situations.
  • Collect relevant information to determine the situation’s source and status.
  • Provide an analysis of the problem and suggest corrective action.
  • Execute commands through the command shell to automate recovery, where set recovery procedures have been defined.
Analyst rules can be defined based on any field in any Record, regardless of whether the product is licensed or not. However, it is not possible to display or collect databases on any records other than those for which a product license exists.

Automated Analyst offers:

  • Sophisticated automation
    Once an abnormal situation is detected, the Automated Analyst uses rules-based automation to collect and analyze relevant data and take or recommend appropriate action. This process can be iterative by drilling down through real-time data until the root cause of the problem is identified and resolved.

  • Analyst rules
    Pre-configured rules that resolve both complex and simple scenarios, such as restarting lines, changing job priorities and deleting particular files are available with Automated Analyst. These pre-configured rules can be easily amended to suit specific requirements or new rules can be created for a fully tailored solution.

  • Complementing Automated Operations
    Automated Analyst and Automated Operations provide highly complementary capabilities. As the name implies, automated Operations is designed to initiate actions on events or threshold based exception conditions. It also provides Command and Control capability that allows the execution of defined commands from the Windows Client.

For details see the following topics:

Automated Operations for HPE NonStop

The Automated Operations product is used to monitor HPE NonStop environments in order to provide early warning alerts for potential system failures. It can automatically identify defined problem situations and then generate messages to processes, files, terminals and even designated personnel. The functionality also provides a capability for the automated execution of commands to take corrective action, which previously may have been handled manually.

Automated Operations protect the continuity of business processes by helping to prevent critical system failures. Response times to potential outages and system downtime can be significantly reduced as Automated Operations allows threshold limits to be set on a wide range of performance, capacity and availability conditions.

The features of Automated Operations include:

  • Automatic problem alerts.
    Automated Operations allows the management and setting of thresholds on any of the thousands of performance statistics, including many unique metrics that are not available in tools such as Measure and EMS. Pre-defined Displays ensure that Expand, the Guardian Kernel, Netbatch, RSC, SNA, TACL, TCP/IP and numerous other critical events can be easily monitored.

  • Email and pager message dispatch
    Alert messages generated by Automated Operations or EMS can be dispatched to external recipients who have email or a pager.

  • Built-in, multi-level escalation
    If alerts are not acknowledged within user-defined timeout periods, escalation can be invoked. Multiple layers of escalation, timeouts and individual personal profiles ensure that problems are managed and that the correct people are notified at the correct time.

  • Complementing Automated Analyst
    Automated Operations and Automated Analyst provide highly complementary automation capabilities. Automated Analyst is built to take on the complex automation challenges of HPE NonStop environments. Its iterative problem-solving capabilities provide the highest possible level of automation available.

Availability Monitoring

The feature is licensed as Availability Manager on the following platforms: LINUX  LINUX WINDOWS

The feature is licensed as Availability Reporting on the following platforms: NONSTOP

Availability Monitoring provides 'real-time' availability monitoring and reporting for a range of system entities, including; services, executables, processes, TCP/IP network links, hardware such as CPUs and disks, and in fact, any entity that a system relies on to function properly. In addition, groups of hardware and software entities that make up complex work processes can be grouped together into business orientated logical applications to make it easier to view the overall availability.

Availability Monitoring instantly identifies when a monitored entity stops, starts or otherwise changes status. It can also provide visual and audio alerts to warn of potential problems or slow response times.

In addition to 'real-time' monitoring, Availability Monitoring automatically captures detailed availability statistics and can generate service level reports.

Seamless integration enables the monitoring of entities running on HPE NonStop, UNIX, Linux and Windows servers.



Batch Manager for HPE NonStop

Batch Manager is an integrated monitoring, management and reporting tool for the HPE NonStop NetBatch environment. It provides an alternative to using separate interfaces such as Batchcom or NetBatch Plus and their associated intricacies. It also includes spooler device, job and status monitoring.

Batch Manager monitors the HPE NonStop batch-processing and spooler environments. Batch Manager can be used to:

  • See the status of all batch jobs across all batch schedulers.

  • See performance details on all processes in the system that belong to batch jobs.

  • See details of a particular batch job, including the status, completion codes and current CPU usage.

  • Generate reports on jobs completed, runtimes, and resource usage over days, weeks and months.

  • See log messages issued from batch jobs.

  • View details on the utilization and status of all devices configured to the spooler.

  • View information on jobs queued to the spooler and jobs that have been printed.

  • Check the status of each spooler defined in the monitored system.

Capacity Planning for HPE NonStop

Capacity Planning enables the productivity optimization of hardware resources by helping to predict capacity limits before they are exceeded. This is done by centrally tracking and reporting network-wide usage statistics for hardware, software, communications devices and applications.

Capacity Planning automatically summarizes the widest range of capacity related data for HPE NonStop systems and presents it in reports and trend graphs from which informed decisions can be made about current and future hardware needs.

On both a daily and weekly basis, critical data is automatically recorded into a database from which long-term capacity planning reports can be generated in just minutes. The reports and Displays can be tailored to suit any specific environment.

Disk Manager for HPE NonStop

Disk Manager maximizes the performance of disk resources and improves overall system availability by automatically monitoring disks, subvolumes and files throughout the monitored HPE NonStop environment.

Disk Manager provides sophisticated early warning capabilities to ensure that operators are alerted to conditions that may cause system failure, such as when disks or files are filling up, fragmented volumes need compression and when files are unable to allocate the next extent.

Using Disk Manager, it is possible to avoid critical system problems by monitoring performance and providing advance notice of potential trouble areas. If problems do occur, they can be resolved more quickly because they are detected sooner. The Disk Manager will also help determine what new hardware may be needed to improve data storage performance, as well as highlighting inefficiencies in data access.

Dynamic Load Balancing for HPE NonStop

Dynamic Load Balancing automatically balances the workload between CPUs and disks to ensure that hardware resources are running at optimum efficiency. It does this by allocating new processes to CPUs and disks with the lightest workload. This maximizes hardware resource utilization and permits more profitable use of skilled personnel.

An inefficient system equates to higher operational costs. By automatically allocating new processes to CPUs and disks that have the lightest workload, and removing inefficiencies in processes and swap volumes, your hardware is put to more effective use.

With Dynamic Load Balancing, full control is available over the distribution of workload across the network by specifying which batch processes, TACLs, transient processes and Pathway servers are tuned.

EMS Insight for HPE NonStop

The standard Automated Operations for HPE NonStop product can be used to monitor and alert on simple EMS events. However, the EMS Insight product provides the functionality to carry out more complex tasks such as extracting custom tokens, handling long event text, detecting and handling repeated events and grouping related events for easy viewing. The following chart illustrates the different features available for each product.

Feature

Automated Operations

EMS Insight

Supports multiple EMS logs

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Supports multiple filters

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Provides a view into all events

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Provides simple event monitoring

With EMS filter

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Burst suppression

With EMS filter

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Alert only on repeated events

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Support for Custom Tokens

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Handles Long Events

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Allows grouping by Application or Business Unit

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The EMS Insight product is offered under a separate license and once licensed is set up through the EVENT_EXT Configuration.

For details see the following topics:

Enterprise Manager

Framework Connector / Enterprise Manager delivers extensive control and flexibility, by consolidating key performance and availability data from mission critical systems and integrating it with enterprise management frameworks such as IBM Tivoli Management Environment®, BMC Remedy Action Request System®, HP OpenView and CA Unicenter®.

Using Thresholds, Framework Connector / Enterprise Manager provides the Tivoli Enterprise Console (TEC) and Remedy with details of critical system conditions and can initiate automated tasks to resolve these problems. Framework Connector can also deliver generated SNMP Traps, making them available to any open network management platform such as HP OpenView and Unicenter.

Framework Connector

The Framework Connector is a product licensed specifically for: LINUX UNIX WINDOWS

Enterprise Manager

The Enterprise Manager is a product licensed specifically for: NONSTOP

Both products provide the following features:

For details see the following sections:

Hardware Manager for HPE NonStop

The Hardware Manager product is NOT supported on HP Integrity NonStop servers.

Hardware Manager automatically maintains an asset register of all HPE NonStop hardware. It does this by monitoring the status of every component, at the device, subsystem, system and network levels.

Detailed information about CPUs, communications controllers, disk components and firmware levels are available in the many pre-packaged Displays and reports.

Hardware Manager helps to eliminate the cost and effort of manually tracking your hardware assets by automatically creating an inventory of all the HPE NonStop hardware throughout your network and then monitoring any changes to it. Accounting for hardware is also made easier, as the data obtained by Hardware Manager can be used to reconcile with supplier invoices.

IN Manager for HPE NonStop

Intelligent Network (IN) Manager simplifies the management of Intelligent Network applications and their supporting infrastructure. Wireless or mobile telephone services require carrier companies to provide cost efficient and reliable service with the convenience of seamless roaming. To provide these services carriers make use of the Signaling System 7 (SS7) protocol. An Intelligent Network server platform can provide SS7 protocol support capabilities, continuous availability and scalable linear performance for delivering advanced communications services.

IN Manager provides an integrated set of functions that allow for the management of single or multiple INS instances (INS nodes) on a single HPE NonStop server. These functions include:

  • Real-time performance and status monitoring,

  • Real-time problem detection and exception management,

  • Historical data capture,

  • Reporting and analysis.

IN Manager's 24 x 7 monitoring and alerting allows for significant increases in performance and availability of Intelligent Network systems by helping to identify and resolve problems as they occur plus detecting potential problems before they arise.

Intelligent Network server applications log statistical counters that IN Manager can look at, in real time and then provide relevant data to the system administrator. Although the default implementation provides a range of the most relevant counters, these can be fine-tuned to collect further data that is more relevant to a particular environment. The IN .ini file (IRHLRCOI) is used to perform this fine-tuning.

JVM Monitoring

This feature is for the following platforms: LINUX NONSTOP UNIX WINDOWS

Java™ Virtual Machines (JVMs) are an integral part of the e-business environment. Using JVM Monitor, users can monitor what is occurring inside a JVM in order to assist in determining the cause of performance or response-time problems.

JVM Monitor provides diagnostics for JVMs that will supply performance statistics on threads, classes and methods.

This allows for the;

  • Detection of performance problems for Servlets and Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs).

  • Pinpointing of any problems by using statistics for each method.

IBM MQ Management

This feature is for the following platforms: LINUX NONSTOP UNIX WINDOWS

IBM® MQ is a messaging product that allows business applications to exchange information across different platforms by sending and receiving data as messages. It enables application programs running on one or more target systems to exchange messages either synchronously or asynchronously.

IBM MQ Management provides a comprehensive management tool for the IBM MQ queue processing application. It collects and manages a complete set of status and performance metrics for IBM MQ subsystems. It significantly improves availability and performance, detecting, correcting and even preventing problems.

The primary strength of IBM MQ Management is its ability to integrate with other modules to provide a single solution for managing the entire IBM MQ environment. In addition, its unique peer-to-peer design delivers powerful yet flexible management that minimizes the cost, time and resources required for successful implementation and on-going operation.

OSS Performance Monitor for HPE NonStop

OSS Performance Monitor is an add-on product to Performance Manager. For further details refer to Performance Manager for HPE NonStop.

Open System Services (OSS) is an environment for HPE NonStop that provides a user interface and API similar to that of UNIX. It offers the benefits of the UNIX operating system with the features of HPE NonStop. However, OSS is different from UNIX in that almost all management and operations are carried out using Guardian commands.

The OSS Performance Monitor product provides monitoring of OSS components, including Name Servers, OSS File System caches, Name Server caches, Pipes, Sockets, FIFOs and Pipe Pools. These can all be monitored in the same way as Guardian processes through the Windows Client or Web Application.

Performance Manager for HPE NonStop

Performance Manager provides a range of real-time data that can be used to optimize the performance and manageability of the HPE NonStop environment.

Performance Manager offers;

  • SQL database monitoring
    Performance Manager includes a range of records that permit the monitoring of SQL databases, including SQL/MX and SQL/MP. The data provided enables Database Administrators to monitor the usage and growth of SQL objects, thereby allowing them to manage database tables and indexes to improve application response times.

  • Communication link monitoring
    Performance Manager is able to collect data and report on X25, conventional TCP/IP, parallel TCP/IP, TCPIPv6 and CIP subsystems through the NonStopCommunicationLink (COMMLINK) record. This provides the data required to alert on communication infrastructure problems, assist in determining bottlenecks and help in optimizing resources.

  • Operational and management reporting
    Captures key performance metrics for on-demand replay. Collected information is automatically consolidated, providing a wide variety of HTML published reports that address operational and management needs. For added flexibility, all information can be directly exported to Microsoft Excel® or easily imported into ODBC compliant applications such as Microsoft Access®.

  • HPE Integrity NonStopBladeSystem monitoring
    Performance Manager provides support for monitoring HPE Integrity NonStop J-series systems. It includes full Instruction Processing Unit (IPU) visibility for the Integrity NonStop BladeSystem.

  • CLIM (Cluster I/O) monitoring
    Performance Manager provides a monitoring solution for the CLIM-based I/O subsystems of HPE NonStop environments. The Network CLIM, Telco CLIM and the Storage CLIM all form the I/O infrastructure for the NonStop BladeSystem family and selected members of the NS-series.

SNMP Event Management

Many network devices run SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) Agents to send event notifications, called Traps, to an SNMP Manager. These Traps provide a simple method of alerting an SNMP Manager of an issue with a device or application, such as component failure or a change of status.

SNMP Trap Manager capability provides 2 licensed products which provide this functionality on the following platforms:

SNMP Traps In

The SNMP Traps In is a product licensed specifically for: LINUX UNIX WINDOWS

SNMP Event Management

The SNMP Event Management is a product licensed specifically for: NONSTOP

The use of SNMP Trap Manager allows system administrators to proactively manage and monitor network devices by providing a powerful tool for receiving, filtering, grouping and interpreting SNMP Trap messages from systems and network devices.

SNMP Trap Monitoring offers;

  • Monitoring more devices
    SNMP Trap Manager uses SNMP Traps-In to alert and trend data from any device on your network that is SNMP compliant. This means that it can monitor routers, switches and SAN devices for excessive I/O, collisions, CRC errors, malfunctioning ports etc.

  • Centralized Management
    By receiving SNMP Traps, SNMP Trap Manager acts as a central management console for system administrators who need to monitor many diverse devices on a network. This allows for events from across an entire enterprise to be addressed from a single workstation, regardless of where the event is generated.

  • Extensive Filtering Capabilities
    SNMP Trap Manager provides comprehensive SNMP Trap filtering and summarization capabilities. SNMP Traps can be filtered by any Trap content, including Agent IP address, Trap type, specific-type or enterprise object identifier. This feature set allows virtually unlimited actions to be performed on any given Trap.

Software Monitoring for HPE NonStop

Software Monitoring provides control over every piece of software on the monitored HPE NonStop network by providing a continuously updated inventory of HPE NonStop system software, user programs, Pathway SCOBOL programs and third-party software.

The software can be monitored at the server or network level and Thresholds can be set to alert operators about potentially threatening situations such as unauthorized code changes, mismatched release levels or redundant software.

One of the most important, and usually cumbersome, tasks a system manager may have to perform is keeping tabs on the vast amounts of object code files that make up a typical systems and applications environment. Past solutions to this problem range from leafing through pages and pages of FUP printout to writing complex and often unmanageable TACL macros that used up valuable online resources. However, Software Monitoring provides the capability to use an integrated collection and display architecture to help manage the program environment painlessly and very quickly.

Software Monitoring offers;

  • Automatic monitoring of all software
    Pre-packaged Displays allow the status of all object files, including Guardian and in-house software, as well as all Pathway SCOBOL libraries to be automatically monitored. Software Monitoring pinpoints objects that have been added, deleted or modified, objects with symbol tables or Software Monitoring tuning libraries attached, as well as objects that are licensed.

  • Sophisticated management reporting
    Software Monitoring maintains an audit trail listing all updates to the software inventory and many reports are available to help you manage your business applications more effectively. For example, wasted disk space can be recovered by identifying duplicate objects, or software with unnecessary symbols or non-accelerated code.

  • Automatic version numbering
    Software Monitoring assigns each object a unique version number, so you can be assured that the correct software version is always being used.

  • Accurate expense tracking
    Software Monitoring reports product numbers that can be matched to your purchase invoices, enabling you to accurately track your expenses.

TP Manager for HPE NonStop

Most HPE NonStop installations have one or more online Transaction Processing (TP) applications that support many different kinds of business needs. If your organization operates in this way you will know that the monitoring of these transactions is vital.

Using TP Manager you can use the integrated collection and display architecture to help you monitor your transaction processing applications, in particular -

  • Pathway monitors

  • Pathway TCPs

  • Pathway server classes

  • Pathway terminals.

  • Links between TCP’s and server classes.

TP Manager offers;

  • Extensive range of Pathway data
    TP Manager provides real-time and historical statistics for Pathway systems. It also provides detailed information such as I/O request rates, TCP status, send rates, server class statistics, terminal rate, weighting and status data, performance information for Pathway processes and much more.

  • Automatic response time monitoring
    This makes it easy to track terminal, file and response times between Pathway components, allowing for accurate measurements and predict I/O rates. This ensures that the information required to distribute workload appropriately is available.

  • Minimal collection overhead
    Status information is collected for EMS and the more complex statistical data is accessed efficiently through various Monitoring Server features. In large Pathway environments, certain statistics can be excluded, further reducing data collection overheads.

  • Simple configuration
    The configuration of TP Manager can be controlled from one central location. You nominate which TCP’s and links are monitored and particular points in the network between which response times will be measured. The Windows Client allows you to bypass command-based interfaces such as PATHMON, so you can effectively manage Pathway without specialized personnel.

Transaction Manager for HPE NonStop

Transaction Manager helps to maximize the performance of business-critical online transaction processing (OLTP) environments, through improved management of the HPE NonStop Transaction Management Facility (TMF) and Remote Database Facility (RDF) software.

The HPE NonStop Transaction Management Facility (TMF) software provides transaction protection and database consistency in the high volume OLTP environments hosted on HPE NonStop servers.

The Remote Database Facility (RDF) subsystem enables HPE NonStop users at a local (primary) system to maintain a current, online copy of their database on one or more remote (backup) systems, protecting stored information from damage that might occur at the primary system. RDF is the principle Disaster Recovery product for HPE NonStop. Transaction Manager supports both RDF/MP and RDF/IMPX versions.

The role of Transaction Manager is to collect the data required for the management of the TMF and RDF subsystems. Transaction Manager consists of collectors that monitor the TMF and RDF subsystems to ensure that you are alerted to any abnormal conditions that could cause transactions in the system to fail or take longer than necessary to execute. An abnormal condition can arise if a component of a subsystem fails or if the performance of a subsystem degrades and falls below the expected range, causing a backlog in transaction processing for the entire system.

Transaction Manager offers;

  • In-depth status and performance information.
    Transaction Manager automatically delivers in-depth information about the status and performance of TMF and RDF environments. It puts the information you need at your fingertips, improving operator efficiency and enabling quick identification and response to issues affecting performance and availability.

  • Complete visibility of TMF and RDF operations
    Using Transaction Manager you will be able to identify, tune and monitor all components and events impacting system throughput and performance.

  • Improved readiness for 'failover' or disaster recovery
    Transaction Manager provides real-time notification and alerting, resulting in shorter response times in critical conditions. This helps you to optimize system availability and performance, putting you in a more secure position should critical conditions arise.

  • Simplified reporting and analysis
    Using its highly efficient database, Transaction Manager captures key information. This is available for on-demand replay, an invaluable tool for trouble-shooting. Collected information is automatically consolidated, providing a wide variety of HTML published reports such as capacity planning, trending and service level reporting.

For details see the following topics:

User Accounting for HPE NonStop

User Accounting is used to effectively manage the allocation and costing of system resources by automatically monitoring, storing and reporting usage statistics at the user, group or program object levels.

It provides the ability to track and apply charge-back distribution in terms of I/Os, messages and bytes transferred to and from printers, processes, tapes, terminals, nodes, disks and communication devices.

Thresholds can be set on any of the fields provided by User Accounting. They can be configured to notify operators of events such as excessive disk space usage by a user, excessive CPU or memory utilization by a program file, or undue consumption of any system resource by an application.

User Accounting offers;

  • In depth resource usage statistics
    Network-wide usage data such as resource statistics, disk space, system resource and process utilization is captured at the user, group and object level. Reporting and charge-back can be based upon any combination of these components.

  • Pre-configured Displays for network-wide monitoring by users
    User Accounting contains a large library of Displays that track usage activities such as CPU utilization by group, EMS event generation by user and program, and file space used by group or object.

  • Charge-back reporting
    Unique charge-back reports allow you to assign dollar values to resources and meet the specific cost recovery objectives of your site by illustrating how much of your budget each user or group is consuming.

  • Statistical analysis
    Any of the real-time or historical data recorded by User Accounting can be exported to ENFORM and Microsoft Excel® for further analysis. The trending capabilities of User Accounting can also be applied to help predict future resource usage patterns.

Choose the Product Suite

Infrastructure includes a range of features that can be used to monitor a wide variety of MS Windows functions and system applications.

System Monitoring

Prognosis comes with a set of collectors and a wide selection of records that are used to gather performance data from a monitored network. The data collected in these records is determined by a set of functions that are supplied with Prognosis. These functions include items such as; Analysts, Commands, Configurations, Databases, Displays and Thresholds. How each of these functions work is described in the Prognosis System Guide.

Once the principles of using the Prognosis functions are familiar it is possible to set them up to gather whatever data is required for a specific situation. However, the standard Prognosis installation also comes with a selection of pre-packaged functions which are known as 'Knowledge Tools'. These 'Knowledge Tools' permit a range of system monitoring to be started immediately after installation with little or no configuration. The variety of the 'Knowledge Tools' included can often mean that customized functions may not always be required.

Data collected by Prognosis is presented for viewing through Display documents. A large number of pre-packaged Displays are provided with the Prognosis installation and this section describes some of the higher-level Displays that are included.

Application Server Management provides support for J2EE and JVM management. It enables the measurement of J2EE application performance and correlation against service level objectives.

Application Server Management includes the following technologies:

  • J2EE Management
    J2EE Management can manage, diagnose and analyze both system resources and the behavior of web application server (WAS) components.

  • JVM Management
    JVM Management can help to monitor what is occurring inside a JVM in order to assist in determining the cause of performance or response time problems.

IBM MQ Management

This feature is for the following platforms: LINUX NONSTOP UNIX WINDOWS

IBM® MQ is a messaging product that allows business applications to exchange information across different platforms by sending and receiving data as messages. It enables application programs running on one or more target systems to exchange messages either synchronously or asynchronously.

IBM MQ Management provides a comprehensive management tool for the IBM MQ queue processing application. It collects and manages a complete set of status and performance metrics for IBM MQ subsystems. It significantly improves availability and performance, detecting, correcting and even preventing problems.

The primary strength of IBM MQ Management is its ability to integrate with other modules to provide a single solution for managing the entire IBM MQ environment. In addition, its unique peer-to-peer design delivers powerful yet flexible management that minimizes the cost, time and resources required for successful implementation and on-going operation.

Database Server Management

Database Server Management provides detailed visibility into database performance. It includes support for the following database products:

MS Exchange Management

This feature is for the following platforms: WINDOWS

MS Exchange Management provides system administrators with the ability to monitor a wide range of data from Microsoft Exchange servers in order to maintain efficient operations. The MS Exchange Management data collector can also be used to gather statistical data for trending purposes, e.g. mailbox size growth rates, top recipients or senders of emails or specific type of attachments, etc.

The collector executable (irexcol.exe) is started automatically only if an Exchange server is installed on the host machine, i.e. the collector has not been designed to monitor an Exchange server through a network.

Enterprise Server Management provides a complete solution for server platform management, it also forms the foundation of the Prognosis product suite. Enterprise Server Management provides the tools required for the monitoring of hardware, operating system and network performance metrics.

Enterprise Server Management includes the following technologies:

  • Availability Manager
    Availability Manager provides real-time availability monitoring for a range of applications and resources, including services, executables, processes, TCP/IP network links, and hardware such as CPU's and disks.

  • Network Manager
    Network Manager delivers comprehensive, real-time application network traffic analysis for Windows and UNIX/Linux platforms. It provides a performance-orientated view of the entire network from an application perspective.

  • Server Management
    Server Management provides a range of tools that can be used to manage large numbers of Windows, UNIX and/or Linux servers maximizing performance and up-time with in-depth information on server operation, system health, resource usage and performance.

Framework Connector

Framework Connector / Enterprise Manager delivers extensive control and flexibility, by consolidating key performance and availability data from mission critical systems and integrating it with enterprise management frameworks such as IBM Tivoli Management Environment®, BMC Remedy Action Request System®, HP OpenView and CA Unicenter®.

Using Thresholds, Framework Connector / Enterprise Manager provides the Tivoli Enterprise Console (TEC) and Remedy with details of critical system conditions and can initiate automated tasks to resolve these problems. Framework Connector can also deliver generated SNMP Traps, making them available to any open network management platform such as HP OpenView and Unicenter.

Framework Connector

The Framework Connector is a product licensed specifically for: LINUX UNIX WINDOWS

Enterprise Manager

The Enterprise Manager is a product licensed specifically for: NONSTOP

Both products provide the following features:

For details see the following sections:

SNMP Management includes support for device management via SNMP Query and SNMP Traps In, providing holistic visibility into application delivery points of failure.

Terminal Server Management

This feature is for the following platforms: WINDOWS

Microsoft Windows Terminal Services and Citrix® Presentation Server for Windows® both allow for enterprise applications to be installed and managed on a central server location and accessed by clients using a variety of hardware devices in any location.

Terminal Server Management provides support for Windows Terminal Services and Citrix Presentation server management by providing detailed information on terminal session resource utilization, user experience and network overhead.

VMWare vCenter Server

This feature is for the following platforms: LINUX UNIX WINDOWS

VMware vCenter Server monitoring provides system administrators with the tools necessary to obtain the performance and availability metrics that are needed to analyze, manage and report on virtual environment operations.

VMware vCenter Server is used to centrally manage vSphere environments by providing unified management of all components contained within the virtualized environment from a single console.

VMware vCenter Server provides monitoring for the VMware virtual environment through the vCenter Server.

Any machines that are being used as Monitoring Servers must be running either a supported version of Microsoft Windows Server or RedHat Enterprise Linux, refer to Supported Platforms and Products for Transact and Infrastructure

Web Server Management

Web Server Management provides the functionality to manage web server performance and availability. Performance, usage and availability metrics are supplied for:

  • Web Server Service

  • Web Server Cache

  • Active Server Pages

  • FTP Service

Web Server Management provides web server management for Microsoft® Internet Information Services (IIS).

Web Applications

The Web Applications monitoring product suite is specifically designed to address the management requirements of production web applications. A combination of the Web Session Recorder (PWSR) and Web Session Emulator products are used to monitor the availability, performance and behavior of both HTTP and HTTPS web sites.

Choose the Product Suite

Infrastructure includes a range of features that can be used to monitor a wide variety of UNIX and Linux functions and system applications.

System Monitoring

Prognosis comes with a set of collectors and a wide selection of records that are used to gather performance data from a monitored network. The data collected in these records is determined by a set of functions that are supplied with Prognosis. These functions include items such as; Analysts, Commands, Configurations, Databases, Displays and Thresholds. How each of these functions work is described in the Prognosis System Guide.

Once the principles of using the Prognosis functions are familiar it is possible to set them up to gather whatever data is required for a specific situation. However, the standard Prognosis installation also comes with a selection of pre-packaged functions which are known as 'Knowledge Tools'. These 'Knowledge Tools' permit a range of system monitoring to be started immediately after installation with little or no configuration. The variety of the 'Knowledge Tools' included can often mean that customized functions may not always be required.

Data collected by Prognosis is presented for viewing through Display documents. A large number of pre-packaged Displays are provided with the Prognosis installation and this section describes some of the higher-level Displays that are included.

Application Server Management provides support for J2EE and JVM management. It enables the measurement of J2EE application performance and correlation against service level objectives.

Application Server Management includes the following technologies:

  • J2EE Management
    J2EE Management can manage, diagnose and analyze both system resources and the behavior of web application server (WAS) components.

  • JVM Management
    JVM Management can help to monitor what is occurring inside a JVM in order to assist in determining the cause of performance or response time problems.

IBM MQ Management

This feature is for the following platforms: LINUX NONSTOP UNIX WINDOWS

IBM® MQ is a messaging product that allows business applications to exchange information across different platforms by sending and receiving data as messages. It enables application programs running on one or more target systems to exchange messages either synchronously or asynchronously.

IBM MQ Management provides a comprehensive management tool for the IBM MQ queue processing application. It collects and manages a complete set of status and performance metrics for IBM MQ subsystems. It significantly improves availability and performance, detecting, correcting and even preventing problems.

The primary strength of IBM MQ Management is its ability to integrate with other modules to provide a single solution for managing the entire IBM MQ environment. In addition, its unique peer-to-peer design delivers powerful yet flexible management that minimizes the cost, time and resources required for successful implementation and on-going operation.

Database Server Management

Database Server Management provides detailed visibility into database performance. It includes support for the following database products:

Enterprise Server Management provides a complete solution for server platform management, it also forms the foundation of the Prognosis product suite. Enterprise Server Management provides the tools required for the monitoring of hardware, operating system and network performance metrics.

Enterprise Server Management includes the following technologies:

  • Availability Manager
    Availability Manager provides real-time availability monitoring for a range of applications and resources, including services, executables, processes, TCP/IP network links, and hardware such as CPU's and disks.

  • Network Manager
    Network Manager delivers comprehensive, real-time application network traffic analysis for Windows and UNIX/Linux platforms. It provides a performance-orientated view of the entire network from an application perspective.

  • Server Management
    Server Management provides a range of tools that can be used to manage large numbers of Windows, UNIX and/or Linux servers maximizing performance and up-time with in-depth information on server operation, system health, resource usage and performance.

Framework Connector

Framework Connector / Enterprise Manager delivers extensive control and flexibility, by consolidating key performance and availability data from mission critical systems and integrating it with enterprise management frameworks such as IBM Tivoli Management Environment®, BMC Remedy Action Request System®, HP OpenView and CA Unicenter®.

Using Thresholds, Framework Connector / Enterprise Manager provides the Tivoli Enterprise Console (TEC) and Remedy with details of critical system conditions and can initiate automated tasks to resolve these problems. Framework Connector can also deliver generated SNMP Traps, making them available to any open network management platform such as HP OpenView and Unicenter.

Framework Connector

The Framework Connector is a product licensed specifically for: LINUX UNIX WINDOWS

Enterprise Manager

The Enterprise Manager is a product licensed specifically for: NONSTOP

Both products provide the following features:

For details see the following sections:

SNMP Management includes support for device management via SNMP Traps In, providing holistic visibility into application delivery points of failure.

VMWare vCenter Server

This feature is for the following platforms: LINUX UNIX WINDOWS

VMware vCenter Server monitoring provides system administrators with the tools necessary to obtain the performance and availability metrics that are needed to analyze, manage and report on virtual environment operations.

VMware vCenter Server is used to centrally manage vSphere environments by providing unified management of all components contained within the virtualized environment from a single console.

VMware vCenter Server provides monitoring for the VMware virtual environment through the vCenter Server.

Any machines that are being used as Monitoring Servers must be running either a supported version of Microsoft Windows Server or RedHat Enterprise Linux, refer to Supported Platforms and Products for Transact and Infrastructure

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