- Have you ever wondered what the utilization of your virtual machines is?
- Have you ever wondered what the response time was of your VM?
- Have you ever struggled to consolidate your monitoring solution?
- Have you ever struggled with deployment and configuration?
As the internal IT shop within Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure (Tivoli), we know firsthand that it is not always easy to deploy IBM products and immediately see the return on the deployment investment. Then SmartCloud Monitoring – Application Insight v1.1 was released. SCMAI provides cloud consumers with a lightweight solution for monitoring performance and availability of their web-delivered applications. An introduction can be found here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYRjZ72Loh8&feature=youtu.be. The download and documentation is readily available on the external facing developerWorks web site, https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/servicemanagement/apm/sim/index.html. The team also leverages the social trend by embracing collaboration via wiki and forum pages. Downloading the RPM files was the longest part of the installation process and I immediately had my VMs providing metrics within my dashboard. We are now strongly encouraging all of our users to leverage SCMAI to monitor their virtual resources.