The wait is over, TXSeries v8.1 is available for download. One of the key features of 8.1 is the ability to monitor TXSeries using IBM Tivoli monitoring infrastructure. You must be wondering, why do I need Tivoli to monitor TXSeries when the existing monitoring capabilities are working for me. Let me give you a short introduction to the IBM Tivoli Monitoring. Tivoli Monitoring is the premium, enterprise class monitoring solution from IBM. Its easy to use highly customizable portal provides all the insight into your IT infrastructure in one place. You will be able to monitor enterprise wide availability, health, and performance bottlenecks of your IT infrastructure.
With the TXSeries monitoring agent, you will be able to monitor all your TXSeries regions along with other elements of your IT infrastructure such as DB2, AIX, etc. from a single portal. This real-time monitoring capability will enable you to identify problems well before your customers see them as an availability of performance issue. It is easy to set alerts on various TXSeries components / aspects using Tivoli situation editor . For instance you can create a situation to monitor the availability of all the servers (regions, sfs, ppc_gateway, etc.). You can use the historical monitoring data to do trend analysis, for example, you can analyse transaction flow rates, storage usage. Peak and non-peak period, etc. The best part of this solution is its minimum performance overhead.
TXSeries monitoring agent provides various workspaces for monitoring different aspects of the product. I'll detail the kind of information that can be inferred from every workspace in my coming blog posts.