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Robot Monitor

Performance and Application Monitoring Software

Real-time monitoring across your Power Systems servers


IBM i (System i, iSeries, AS/400)

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Comprehensive Performance Monitoring

Robot Monitor is the most comprehensive, in-depth monitoring solution available for Power Systems environments running IBM i alone or alongside VIOS, AIX, or Linux on Power. Industry-leading technology gives you the highest degree of monitoring for your critical IT infrastructure.

Maximum Uptime

By monitoring the performance of your Power servers in real time—including system status, disk, network, availability, application data, and JDBC/ODBC activity—you and your team can proactively respond to issues before they impact user productivity or resources.

Modern Dashboards

Highly customizable, modern dashboards provide visibility into all your metrics, elements, and status conditions so you don’t miss a thing. See all your data from a single, central interface to avoid downtime and optimize performance. Not watching the dashboard? Robot Monitor can send out notification when things go wrong.

Key Application and Performance Monitoring Features

Supported Platforms: IBM i; AIX on Power; Linux on Power; VIOS

See system and application performance in a central view

View system and network performance centrally with Robot Monitor

Get centralized visibility and control of your IBM i environment from a single graphical interface. Display any combination of system metrics, status conditions, and workloads. Customize your view to display what’s important to your unique needs.

Customize dashboards according to your needs

Create custom dashboards in Robot Monitor

Empower your team with individually tailored views displaying the specific metrics each technician must monitor. Combine views across multiple systems in your network so NOC managers can get the bigger picture—even integrate exceptions into a single list and prioritize using red/yellow/green color-coding.

Drill down instantly to identify the cause of issues

Drill down to view performance details in Robot Monitor

If your temporary storage or disk is escalating, reduce the time it takes to pinpoint the root cause. Instantly drill down to show all the jobs consuming CPU, temporary storage, QTEMP, I/O, transactions, faulting rates, and other metrics, for faster problem resolution.

Identify and manage offending JDBC/ODBC (QZDASOINIT) jobs

Screen Shot: Identify and manage offending JDBC/ODBC (QZDASOINIT) jobs

Drill down to see the top consumers of CPU and disk I/O on the system, work with the job (e.g., change, hold, release, or end), and even see the exact SQL statement that is causing the spike to occur—especially important for QZDASOINIT JDBC/ODBC jobs.

Get visibility into VIOS


Keep an eye on key metrics that indicate the health of your Virtual I/O Server (VIOS)—including physical adapter status, throughput, processor, disk, memory, and the error log (errpt)—so you can more easily identify strain points and reallocate or add resources before bottlenecks degrade system and application performance.

Use SQL to monitor almost anything on IBM i

SQL-based monitoring on IBM i

SQL-based monitoring technology provides a near-unlimited selection of monitoring options, giving you the insight you need into business application data, such as the number of open problems, customer orders, or stock replenishment figures.

Create reports

Screen Shot: Create reports

Regular reporting is part of your job, but it doesn’t have to be tedious. Make reporting a simple, automated task with graphical reports that are easy for non-technical colleagues to interpret. Share reports via email to a list of defined recipients or to a server.

Fast-track your ROI with Getting Started services

Fast-track your ROI with Getting Started services for Robot Monitor

Start off on the right foot with your new software. Take advantage of our Getting Started services package, which includes approximately 8 hours of pre-installation planning, product installation, initial implementation, and basic training services. Learn more >

"Last year we had to decide whether to take the risk of upgrading an application on a particular machine which was running a little bit tight, so we used the data from Robot Monitor to judge if there was enough space available."

Ralph Arnaboldi
Data Center Team Leader

“The proactive results and efficiency we were able to achieve, even in the evaluation period, convinced us to buy this software—we can see every day that this was a good idea.”

Lutz Piller
Head of IT
PRETTL Electronics

Monitor Virtually Anything

Cover your critical infrastructure with confidence. If you need a deep, comprehensive view of the health of your Power server running IBM i, Robot Monitor delivers real-time performance data on:

Jobs, jobqs, outq, and subsystems

System configuration

JDBC/ODBC/SQL performance

Disk storage utilization

Communication performance

Virtual I/O Server (VIOS)

Memory, temp storage, and QTEMP

Journal status and size

Business-critical applications, including Robot HA, PowerHA, MIMIX, BRMS, and IBM MQ

AIX and Linux on Power

Seamless Integration with Robot Solutions

You can combine the power of Robot Monitor with other Robot software solutions for a more powerful, comprehensive IT operations management and infrastructure monitoring strategy.

Robot Monitor integrates with the following solutions: 

Robot Monitor integrates with other Robot systems management solutions

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Get Started

Learn how Robot Monitor helps you take a proactive approach to system threats by resolving problems before they impact performance and productivity. Request a live demonstration and we’ll show you.