IBM Tivoli SmartCloud Monitoring version 7.2
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IBM SmartCloud Monitoring version 7.2 Fix pack 1 is now available.
IBM Tivoli Monitoring product family, proven in data centers at the world’s largest corporations adopts a “Cloud” posture with IBM SmartCloud Monitoring. It represents a migration from traditional server-delivered infrastructure to one comprised of pooled computing resources shared by virtual workloads. Whether or not our customers are calling their virtualized environments "private clouds" today, and whether or not they've got a "cloud budget" that they're using for such initiatives, the fact that they're moving along the cloud maturity continuum at some pace seems inescapable, given IDC's assertion that we crossed the magical "50%" boundary in 2011, when half of all corporate workloads were running on virtual machines instead of physical ones.
If the industry is beginning to think in terms of clouds of pooled computing resources, it makes sense that to deliver management solutions in the same way. If the server administrators, storage administrators and network administrators now report to a cloud administrator, it is ideal to have package solutions for those cloud administrators, combining multiple pieces of management technology into a single part number that customers can purchase and deploy. That's exactly what SmartCloud Monitoring offers. The discrete monitoring agents that are at the heart of IBM Tivoli Monitoring; OS monitors, application monitors, storage, etc., are as important as they ever were. Even though those resources are pooled across virtual machines, there is still a need to monitor things like processes, CPU activity, IO throughput, and so on. A layer is needed on top of all that granular detail, so the cloud administrator can see, at a glance, what's healthy or unhealthy about his cloud environment, before drilling down into the nuts and bolts.
IBM SmartCloud monitoring combines the virtualization management features in ITM for Virtual Environments with virtual machine instance monitoring from ITM's operating system agents, to monitor a cloud infrastructure and the workloads running on it.
SmartCloud Monitoring delivers key capabilities for optimizing and maintaining a private cloud, including: