IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management (APM) and OMEGAMON integration is available for beta download today.
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IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management (APM) helps manage traditional IT, virtualized, cloud and hybrid environments. In this beta data from OMEGAMON agents running on z/OS is available for inclusion in your application views, simplifying the task of monitoring and managing complex cross-platform applications.
The beta code, which can be downloaded now, includes Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from the following OMEGAMON agents running on the z/OS platform:
· OMEGAMON XE for CICS on z/OS
In addition to these agents, KPIs are also available from
· OMEGAMON XE for Messaging (IBM Integration Bus only)
OMEGAMON XE for z/OS Monitoring feature for JVM is the latest member of the OMEGAMON family of z/OS monitors, and will be made generally available on 3/11. It is a resource monitor for JVMs running on z/OS, regardless of the sub-system that owns the JVM. It is a priced feature of OMEGAMON XE for z/OS, and will be included in the product suites.
The addition of KPIs from these agents allows you to build views which allow you to quickly determine whether a z/OS component is the source of a performance problem in your cross-platform application. As an example, if your application data resides in a DB2 database, and is accessed via a request made in CICS/TS you can very quickly see whether an issue in the underlying sub-system is likely to be the source of an application problem.
The examples shown here include CICS/TS and DB2 data. The first slide is an overview of the CICS/TS and DB2 regions defined in an application view.
Each of the sub-systems can be selected, and more data will be displayed for the individual sub-system.
In this next example you can see some of the KPIs that are available when you select the DB2 sub-system.
This is an example of the KPIs that are available when you select a CICS/TS region from the initial overview.
The implementation of the OMEGAMON KPIs is intended to give the application owner enough information to quickly determine where the source of a performance problem might be. That information will allow them to work with their sub-system SMEs to quickly resolve the underlying cause of the performance issue, and ensure that normal service is resumed as soon as possible.
For more details on this z Systems capability, please refer to the following blog on IBM developerWorks APMzBeta