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How it works

A secure and trouble-free operation of the IT landscape is the goal of every company. But at some point, the performance of the IT slows down – and the bottlenecks are not always easy to find. The IT-PS Performance Monitor is the only tool that makes it easy, even for an inexperienced user, to link and visualize all the performance metrics. They are collected in a graph, depending on the performance problem or task.

With the IT-PS Performance Monitor you only need a single monitoring tool for the following components:

  • External storage (e.g., IBM, Hitachi, …)
  • FC switch (e.g., Brocade, CISCO, …)
  • Virtualization Layer (e.g., VIO Server, HyperV, VMware ESX, KVM, …)
  • Client systems (e.g., IBM i, Linux, AIX, Windows, …)
THE IT-PS PERFORMANCE MONITOR
  • Constantly monitors the end-to-end performance of all relevant IT components and potential bottlenecks.
  • Alerts you if defined thresholds are exceeded.
  • Identifies performance differences during low performance phases or after the implementation of a new application or application version.
  • Generates automated performance graphics for long-term comparisons and planning.
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Modules

SYSTEM OVERVIEW
Here, the monitored systems are displayed with the current open alarms and log entries. All predefined graphics can also be selected via this page.

ALARMS
With the help of this module, it’s possible to define threshold values for each individual measured value. Based on a simple yet sophisticated set of rules, communications will only be sent if it makes sense.


RIGHTS SYSTEM
Individuals or even groups of people can receive separate authorizations: for each monitored system, or for each function of the IT-PS Performance Monitor. Internal teams, departments, or individual customers only see those graphics that are relevant to them.


SAN NETWORK VIEW
This module automatically generates a graphical representation of the SAN environment. With the help of this overview, you can immediately see whether the desired redundancy is provided in the SAN. Possible deviations are easy to find if the actual state is compared with the reports of the past.

AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF REPORTS
For each predefined and self-assembled graphic, this module can be used to generate a daily, weekly, or monthly report. This occurs automatically at a predetermined time. The graphics are stored in the file system.

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Your benefits

Investments in IT are clearly reflected in the balance sheet. The IT-PS Performance Monitor is the ideal tool for investing in IT infrastructure with background knowledge, thus keeping the overall costs as low as possible.

Experience from customer installations using the IT-PS Performance Monitor shows that IT usage time is up by an average of 25 percent. For example, this means that instead of having to invest in your systems every four years, the IT-PS Performance Monitor only requires you to invest every five years.

THE IT-PS PERFORMANCE MONITOR SHOWS YOU

  • How busy the IT landscape currently is,
  • What the limits of the existing IT are – before the next investment is due,
  • When you’ll be required to invest next and
  • If you are spending money, which investment offers the best value for your money.