Try the new Windows VM monitoring agent in beta drop one of SmartCloud Monioring Application Insight v1.2
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IBM introduced SmartCloud Monitoring Application Insight in April, a new architecture that provides application owners with a lightweight, easily deployed solution to monitor users' experience with their web-delivered applications, practical for deployment on public, private and hybrid clouds. The next release of the architecture will continue to enhance the resilience and flexibility of the architecture, while expanding resource monitoring coverage and offering a quantum leap forward in user interface design.
The first beta drop for this release introduces support for Windows application virtual machines, expanding beyond the Linux VM support offered in the first release. Customers with cloud applications running on Windows virtual machines can now download the beta version of our Windows operating system agent, and monitor those VMs in conjunction with the Linux-based management fabric node.
IBM SmartCloud Monitoring - Application Insight deploys quickly and easily, and expands and contracts as needed, allowing users to focus on application development and customer service, and allows cloud infrastructure administrators to focus on optimizing resources for maximum efficiency.
Application owners, whether they are small vendors running production workloads on public clouds, or application teams in larger enterprises running preproduction workloads on private clouds, share a common goal: they want to know that users of their application are able to access it, and that adequate performance is translated into a good user experience. The adoption of virtualization technology has created a new paradigm around rapid application development and deployment, rendering obsolete those legacy monitoring approaches that rely on administrators to deploy and configure agents on application servers. Increasingly, application virtual machines have life spans that are more likely to measure hours than months. IBM SmartCloud Monitoring - Application Insight allows developers to embed the monitoring technology in their virtual machine images, negating the need for someone to deploy a monitoring agent when a new workload is instantiated. The fabric that connects a group of application virtual machines understands when a new instance has been provisioned to the cloud, discovers it automatically, and begins to show its performance data in the user interface in seconds. The ability to keep up with dynamically placed application workloads makes IBM SmartCloud Monitoring - Application Insight ideally suited for cloud application owners.
In addition to expanding the scalability of this evolutionary new architecture, the release currently being developed adds fail-over capability for resilience and the ability to elastically scale the monitoring infrastructure up and down in response to changing capacity needs. These enhancements are part of the near-term strategy to expand a lightweight, nimble, "pluggable" architecture capable of hosting the full spectrum of IBM Application Performance Capabilities, via on-premises delivery or via new Software as a Service offerings currently nearing market readiness.
In addition to the evolutionary architecture, resource monitoring support is being expanded to include increasingly important (particularly "in the Cloud") application platforms, including PHP, Python, Ruby, mySQL and MongoDB.
Finally, the user interface delivered in April's initial release - custom-built to achieve the desired levels of leanness and economy - is being enhanced with a more robust, visually appealing set of dashboards, while maintaining its small footprint.
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