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.
The design of uDeploy allows you to quickly and easily use SmartCloud Orchestrator provisioned resources as the target of uDeploy environments. The simplest way to do this is to add the uDeploy agent into a virtual system pattern, configure the agent to point to your uDeploy server, and deploy the pattern. After the pattern is up and running, just go into your uDeploy environment definition and map your application components to the agent(s) that were deployed within pattern and you’re all set.
If you wish, the version management intelligence within uDeploy even allows you to deploy new versions of the application into the same virtual system instance, incrementally, without need to redeploy the pattern each time. This saves you time as you rapidly iterate changes and agent will take care to align the system.
In addition, the flexibility to map uDeploy environments to different resources allows you to target more than just one SmartCloud Orchestrator provisioned environment. You can target SmartCloud Orchestator Amazon EC2 environments for Dev, SmartCloud Orchestrator VMware environments for staging, and physical servers for production. It’s all up to you, and is done using the same uDeploy automation process.
Please watch our short YouTube video showing how easy it is to get started using uDeploy with SmartCloud Orchestrator. This is just the beginning – watch this space for additional scenarios and integrations as the acquisition progresses. SmartCloud Orchestrator information is available on our website.