Welcome to the Application Performance Management Blog, where you can read the perspectives from APM experts. This Blog provides insights into the Application Performance Management solution, as well as technical details about specific IBM products.
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The Cloud Monitoring Landscape requires a high Velocity Application monitoring solution to meet your desired SLA’s
Today, more and more IT organizations have stated plans to migrate to the cloud to improve operational costs efficiencies and to provide better services to the business users.
The challenge that these companies face lies around the choice of an application performance management solution which would best fit their need and at the same time gives them the desired output.
For many of the public cloud... [More]
Milestone 2 of the IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Standard Edition (SC APM SE) vNext open beta is now available to download .
Milestone 2 will include the following functionality:
Enhancements to the Web-based dashboards
New dashboards for Microsoft .Net Framework
New dashboard (Alpha version) for DataPower appliance
Connection management for ITM data provider
Installation Manager based installer
Application Manager/Add Resource windows... [More]
Application Performance Diagnostics (APD) Lite version 1.1.1 is now available to download .
New in this refresh
Simplified Secure Connection
When connecting the APD Lite UI (RCP or plug-in) to a secured application server you no longer need to specify the trust store file, trust store password and key type in the server connection definition. If global security is enabled supply the user name and password for the WebSphere Application Server administrative... [More]
It seems like only yesterday I was at PULSE, talking with clients and overcoming jet lag. PULSE was fantastic, and I hope you had a chance to hear some great speakers and also say hi to old friends. I still recall what Peyton Manning shared in his keynote about innovation, strategy and leadership. One particularly interesting conversation I had was with a client who uses Smart Cloud Application Performance Management to monitor their SAP environment -- he was happy with the new capabilities we added to the SAP monitoring... [More]
The new application monitoring solution from IBM is called SmartCloud® Monitoring - Application Insight
I am amazed with the newest technology coming out of IBM in the application monitoring area. We recently made a new capability available that was built from the ground up to monitor cloud based workloads. It doesn't require a lengthy learning curve to get started, nor does it require a large investment to get started as it is only $99 per VM. The product is a heavily simplified offering compared... [More]
In response to a provocative article on InformationWeek called " What's Killing APM ", I wanted to share my thoughts on one of the key points in the article. The point "it takes too much staff time to do APM right" is key feedback we have heard as well when talking with our clients. Our response to this concern was to craft a best practice for deploying our application performance management capabilities with a focus on getting value from a minimal time investment. The best practice starts with clients monitoring their... [More]
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IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management v7.6 is
the single solution to address today’s business challenges.
Its capabilities include: managing the Performance,
Availability, and Capacity for complex business process and application
infrastructures in cloud and hybrid environments.
Optimizes the performance of the IT infrastructure supporting IBM
BPM solutions... [More]
We published a set of scripts to help you tune the ITCAM for Application Diagnostics Managing Server for production use. These scripts can be used with ITCAM for AD 7.1 or higher; the scripts will also be published as part of ITCAM for AD 7.1 fix pack 3 (or 220.127.116.11). The package is available for download via the ITCAM for AD wiki at ITCAM for AD Managing Server Tuning Scripts If you have comments on these reports, please add comments to the wiki page, or post to the ITCAM forum at... [More]
The Application Performance Management UI provides attractive, out of box, fast-response dashboards for managing performance and availability of business applications. The user interface also provides capability for the end users to create highly customized dashboards for a business application quickly by using templates. The beta program just opened this week and we invite you to join in. We
welcome you to install the user interface with your existing management
infrastructure to provide us feedback as we mature this area. Please join... [More]
Last October, IBM announced SmartCloud Foundation - a set of enabling technologies to help clients achieve disciplined visibility, control and automation across their complex and evolving infrastructures. Our latest application performance bundle will become a critical part of IBM SmartCloud Foundation and will monitor all applications through
a single pane of glass regardless of environment - cloud, virtualized,
traditional IT or hybrid deployment. The net result is an optimized environment that drives high availability and performance... [More]
A poorly written situation can have large impact on CPU usage of IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.2.x OS Agents main processes (kuxagent, klzagent and kntcma.exe). Using wildcard characters (*) and MISSING function in situations is one of the most common source of high impact on CPU usage related to situations evaluation. There are two main suggestions to follow while rewriting situations in order to reduce ITM OS Agents CPU usage: situation with this simple pattern 'LIKE "*/process"' can be re-written as 'SCAN "/process"' put the... [More]
In many industries, production applications use Telnet or graphical Telnet protocol to provide important information to end users. The need to monitor availability and performance of these applications is increasingly important for those environments. In this article, we use Rational Performance Tester 8.1 to monitor Telnet application in ITCAM for Transaction 7.2 using Socket protocol API. This solution is based on an existing deployment for a client that has been running in production for more than one year to support various factories... [More]
The IBM Whole-system Analysis of Idle Time (WAIT) tool is now available free for a limited time: WAIT tool . A new article, The IBM Whole-system Analysis of Wait Time tool , is published as a pdf file on developerWorks in the Application Performance Management group. WAIT is a easy-to-use, web-based tool for diagnosing performance and scalability bottlenecks in Java applications, especially in deployed enterprise environments, but useful throughout the software lifecycle, from development to test to deployed customer environments. As such,... [More]