The enterprise monitoring space offers a diverse portfolio of feature rich monitoring options, each providing a myriad of different metrics, graphs, and pieces of data. In this diverse environment one of the market leaders is IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM), a longtime mainstay in the monitoring space because of its stability, diverse feature set, wealth of integrations with IBM and 3rd party technologies, and overall platform maturity. One of the facets of ITM that makes it so desirable for a large enterprise is the diversity of the platforms that it has the ability to monitor and manage, via the many “agents” produced by IBM and it’s partners. With that in mind we are very excited to discuss with you some of the exciting new features contained in the latest version of the ITM for Virtual Environments XenApp Agent, version 7.2 – a solution that Blue Medora co-develops with IBM.In version 7.2 the ITM for VE XenApp Agent retains all of the functionality of the previous version, version 7.1, so administrators can still quickly see an overview of their individual XenApp servers , wrapped up in a single location. 7.2 introduces two new capabilities that dramatically expand the scope and depth of the XenApp agent.
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Reposted from the Blue Medora blog entry: Introducing the ITM for Virtual Environments XenApp 7.2 Agent
In the Citrix environment the license server is a critical component that meters the distribution of license throughout the environment, so the first feature we would like to highlight is XenApp License Server Monitoring. The License Server monitoring feature is displayed with-in it’s own sub-node and displays detailed metrics on configuration, CLS Events, and most importantly license availability and usage . XenApp License server monitoring allows an administrator to easily, and quickly gain insight into their licensing without ever having to navigate away from a Tivoli Enterprise Portal Console. Conversely the XenApp 7.2 agent also gathers an extensive amount of warehouse data, which can be aggregated by reporting tools such as Tivoli Common Reporting.
The second feature we would like to highlight is the newly-added remote farm monitoring functionality. With this new functionality, an administrator is now able to install the XenApp agent on a Windows System anywhere in the Domain and monitor a XenApp Farm remotely along with high-level dashboard views of the XenApp Zones, WorkerGroups, and shared XenApp Applications, with no additional software footprint on the XenApp Server. The new XenApp remote farm node provides additional workspaces for applications, farm, worker group, and zone information. In addition to standalone remote monitoring, version 7.2 can also provide remote farm monitoring, license server monitoring, and local monitoring all from a single agent instance.
The ability to seamlessly gain insight into an entire XenApp deployment through a single pain of glass and with only a few clicks is an exciting proposition for both administrators and managers alike. In the subsequent posts in this blog series on the XeApp v72 Agent, we will explore in more detail some of the features that we have briefly discussed above. We will go in depth, and provide examples of how the 7.2 Version of the ITM for Virtual Environments XenApp Agent will help to streamline your infrastructure monitoring and increase productivity and efficiency, all through the IBM Tivoli Platform that IT professionals and managers alike can depend on.
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The next release of SmartCloud Monitoring, which includes new releases of IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) and IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Virtual Environments (ITM for VE), is currently in development, and we would like to invite customers old and new to participate in our Early Adopter Program, our fancy name for a beta program (because we HAVE to have an acronym here at IBM, and how do you make an acronym out of "beta?")
This open program will allow you to download our Beta code and provide feedback and guidance on the new functionality, product improvements, and code quality of IBM Tivoli Monitoring "vNext." As the SmartCloud brand continues to expand, this beta will help long-time customers see that the ITM foundation is strong, and being continually enhanced to help us all adapt to the disruptive influence of "Cloud" on our IT management responsibilities. Both ITM and ITM for VE are still separately available (and are the products where the code enhancements you'll see reside), while the SmartCloud Monitoring bundle makes it convenient for customers to purchase the two products together.
This ITM Community site will enable you to download Beta drivers, see important announcements, interact directly with product developers and planners, and provide the ITM development team your valuable opinions about our planned product enhancements. As we develop this release, however, we're already doing long-range planning for the "N+1" release that will follow this one, so long-range enhancement requests are a good topic of discussion as well.
Please contact Nathan Bullock (mailto:email@example.com) if you have questions about the ITM vNext Open Beta Program.
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ITM for Virtual Environments provides out-of-the-box pages in TIP (Tivoli Integrated Portal) that display well on a standard screen size of 1280 by 1024 pixels. If you use a higher screen resolution, you can customize the TIP pages to better suit your screen. Additionally, you can rearrange the components on a TIP page if you prefer that certain widgets are shown on a certain portion of the page. Let's examine both of these customizations.
Let's go through an example where we use a screen resolution of 1600 by 900 pixels, to see how we can change an ITM for Virtual Environments page to use the full screen real estate. Initially, when you pull up the ITMfVE VMware Cluster Dashboard, it looks like the following:
For our particular screen resolution (1600 x 900), this is not optimal. However, we can easily modify the screen above to look like:
To see the details on how we make this change, click [here to continue reading].