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
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
Who uses zVPS (formerly
ESALPS) and What do they say?
When I think of Velocity Software and their VM Tools,
I think "Commitment to Quality/Accuracy, Easy Access to
Experts, Reasonably Priced" ... What more could I ask for !!
Steve Amichetti, Satisfied Customer/User Since 1997 (October, 2008)
"ESALPS is indispensable when you're doing Linux on z/VM.
The software itself is a great tool and the people
at Velocity are top notch! Velocity Software
is truely a customer-driven organization. "(October, 2008)
Robert C. Schwartz, Technical Support Director
> Our VM system crashed last night and again Tony bailed us out.
He quickly identified the problem and proceeded to fix our
environment. Velocity Software continues to exceed our
expectations in software capabilities, service and support. Your
organization is central to our success in the z/VM environment.
Robert C. Schwartz
Technical Support Director
Velocity Software enables the Office of the Executive Secretary at the
Supreme Court of Virginia to effectively manage and maintain its' zVM,
zLinux and zVSE platforms. Being able to have a comprehensive view of all
performance related data pays huge dividends in properly scaling the ever
growing application environment requirements on System z. (October, 2008)
Mike Riggs, Manager, Systems and Database Administration
Department of Judicial Information Technology
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What problems have you solved with ESALPS?
Following are real production problems solved using ESALPS
Installation lost DB2 connections every monday morning at 1am.
ESALPS showed a process being started on all of their servers
concurrently at that time that caused DB2 connections to time out.
Installation saw spike in CPU, ESALPS showed the kjournal
process becoming active across 100 servers. The cause was
diagnosed using ESALPS to a DASD Cache Non-Volatile storage
becoming full because of backup operations
Installation received slow Websphere performance, zTUNE
diagnosed the LPAR was misconfigured and the installation
was sharing a CP with z/OS instead of having dedicated IFL.
Many installations have had page thrashing diagnosed as
due to system settings being incorrect.
Installations use the complete LInux RAM data to manage
virtual machine sizes to optimize overall storage utilization.