Real-Time Monitoring Across Your Power Systems Servers
Avoiding downtime and taking full control of your Power Systems server requires a central view of system performance and a proactive approach to performance threats. Robot Monitor allows you to monitor and investigate issues on your IBM i and AIX operating systems, so you can resolve issues before they escalate and plan for future needs by tracking and analyzing past performance trends.
Dashboards and Drill-Down Analysis
Robot Monitor includes a fully graphical console with dashboards that can be individually tailored to display what’s important to your unique needs. You can view any combination of real-time, historical, and summary information for system and application elements and reduce the time it takes to pinpoint issues that lead your systems astray by drilling down to discover the root cause in virtually no time.
Plus, you can set multiple thresholds for any metric to trigger notifications via Robot Alert, Robot Network, message queues, or SNMP traps.
Power partitions rely on the Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) to allocate resources and maintain optimal performance for your virtual environment. However, since VIOS is a superset of AIX, IBM i teams often have no way to anticipate VIOS issues without asking the AIX/UNIX team—until now. Robot Monitor provides visibility into the AIX metrics that indicate VIOS health, including network, processor, memory, disk, error log (ERRPT), and much more. Now you can monitor your IBM i and AIX partitions from one spot!
To gauge the availability and performance of your applications running on IBM i and AIX, Robot Monitor provides built-in monitors for jobs, memory, disk, CPU, devices, files, queues, response time, spooled files, temporary storage, communications, and much more. An IBM i-centric tool, Robot Monitor allows you to take advantage of the substantial database integrations built into the IBM i platform by using an SQL interface to create custom monitors for virtually any value on IBM i.
Robot Monitor also comes equipped with built-in monitors for multiple metrics around channels, listeners, and queues in the IBM MQ middleware, as well as replication using the MIMIX high availability solution.
Robot Monitor gives you control over problem jobs as they occur with real-time alerts, escalations, and commands. With centralized, proactive control for jobs running in your Power Systems network, you can ensure that jobs are running correctly by keeping a watchful eye on various job components, creating user-definable CPU usage thresholds, and being informed of job status changes or irregular run times.
Robot Monitor allows you to proactively monitor the main offenders of disk usage, including QTEMP, temporary storage, spooled files, permanent objects, journal receivers, and objects in your ASPs and IASPs while also keeping an eye out for looping QZD* jobs.
With graphical access to this information at your fingertips, you can easily pinpoint the cause and location of sudden increases in disk usage, identify the largest library and objects in real time, conduct analysis by library, attribute, or last-used date, and review data across periods for capacity planning.
Reporting and Forecasting
With customized, graphical reports for retrospective analysis and predictive forecasting, Robot Monitor makes report management simple in all areas, including service-level agreements, audit purposes, and capacity planning. Easy-to-schedule, automated reports save you time and resources. Plus, you can send reports directly to a list of recipients via email.
Seeing Robot Monitor in action will help you determine how proactive performance monitoring can save you time and money. Request your demo today.