Velocity Software, Inc. is recognized as a leader in the performance measurement of z/VM and Linux on z. The Velocity Performance Suite consist of a set of tools that enable installations running z/VM to manage Linux and z/VM performance. In addition, many components of server farms can be measured and analyzed. Performance data can be viewed real-time through the use of either 3270 or a browser. The CLOUD Implementation (zPRO) component is designed for full cloud PaaS implementation as well as to extend the capabilities of the z/VM sysprog (system programmer) to the browser world. This feature moves system management to the point-and-click crowd. Archived data and reports can be kept available of long term review and reporting usine zMAP. The zVPS, formally ESALPS, components consist of: zMON (formally ESAMON - real-time display of performance data), zTCP (formally ESATCP - SNMP data collection), zMAP (formally ESAMAP - historical reporting and archiving), zVWS (formally ESAWEB - z/VM based web server), zTUNE (a subscription service), zVIEW (formally SHOWCASE - web based viewing of performance data), zPRO (new to the quality line of Velocity Software Products). Velocity continues to work with other software vendors to ensure smooth interface with or from other products such as VM:Webgateway, CA-Webgateway, EnterpriseWeb, MXG, MICS. Velocity software remains the leader and inovator in the z/VM performance, Linux performance, Managing cloud computing arenas.
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Alerts for z/VM and Linux on Z systems


The zMON component of zVPS provides an alert mechanism. It allows a site to customize alerts for a variety of purposes.

It is not possible to review all of the zMON or zVIEW screens looking for trouble spots. That is where zALERT comes in. The alert engine will analyze customer provided alerts for specific areas that are of interest. When a threshold on an alert is exceeded, a message is written to the alert display. Alerts can be displayed either on a 3270 screen, the zVIEW alerts menu item, or the zALERT CGI.

A number of sample alerts are provided with the product. These alerts are designed to get started and should be customized. The samples provide alerts for CPU Utilization, Page and Spool Utilization, Page Rate, and I/O Rate. Also Virtual machine CPU, page rate, I/O rate, Linux CPU, swap rat swap utilization, filesystem I/O, filesystem utilization and much more. There is also a growing catalog of sample alerts on the web site.

Additional details on zALERT can be found in presentations on our web site.



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