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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-09-24T14:45:51Z by CarlosDemetrio[IBM]
CarlosDemetrio[IBM]
CarlosDemetrio[IBM]
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Pinned topic Workstation performance analysis or dashboard

‏2013-06-04T00:42:35Z |

Hi folks,

One of my customers wants to see some kind of report of "workstation performance" of their environment. Something like:

  • Computers are running with more than 90% of CPU consumption;
  • Computers that are using more than 90% of physical memory;
  • Computers that are using more than 90% of hard drive space;
  • Time to boot
  • Time to shutdown

The free disk space is at computer properties, but I've no idea of how to get the other informations. If possible, they would like to see it in a dashboard format, with graphs representing more than one threshold (a pizza graph for CPU < 50%; CPU >50% < 90%; CPU > 90% and so on);

I was wondering if event viewer events or perfmon logs could provide it.

Does anybody have already worked with fixlets to read perfmon logs or eventviewer events?

Thanks in advance

Carlos Demetrio

  • danpowers1
    danpowers1
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    Re: Workstation performance analysis or dashboard

    ‏2013-09-20T04:12:03Z  

    Carlos -

    We were able to create an integration between BigFix and Nagios - basically creating Analysis to capture data for CPU/DISK/MEMORY/PROCESS. Then using Perl and SOAP API pull this data every few minutes from the Web Reports into Nagios which then gave us a complete monitoring picture of the Endpoints 

  • liuhoting
    liuhoting
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    Re: Workstation performance analysis or dashboard

    ‏2013-09-21T03:30:27Z  

    Hmmm, would something like this be a good candidate for a new project in Bigfix Labs?

  • CarlosDemetrio[IBM]
    CarlosDemetrio[IBM]
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    Re: Workstation performance analysis or dashboard

    ‏2013-09-22T18:39:01Z  

    Carlos -

    We were able to create an integration between BigFix and Nagios - basically creating Analysis to capture data for CPU/DISK/MEMORY/PROCESS. Then using Perl and SOAP API pull this data every few minutes from the Web Reports into Nagios which then gave us a complete monitoring picture of the Endpoints 

    That would be nice! I've checked something about Nagios, it's really a great tool. Do you have some examples of analysis about CPU and Memory? These values changes in real-time and we're not sure yet about how to measure it.

    I'm testing this custom add-on TEM Computer Browser - https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/Tivoli+Endpoint+Manager/page/Computer+Browser

    It shows performance data, but only for one computer at a time.

    Thank you

    Updated on 2013-09-22T19:01:00Z at 2013-09-22T19:01:00Z by CarlosDemetrio[IBM]
  • CarlosDemetrio[IBM]
    CarlosDemetrio[IBM]
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    Re: Workstation performance analysis or dashboard

    ‏2013-09-22T18:59:44Z  
    • liuhoting
    • ‏2013-09-21T03:30:27Z

    Hmmm, would something like this be a good candidate for a new project in Bigfix Labs?

    Sure it would!

    More than one customer had already asked us to provide something like it to real-time monitoring for workstations working as points of sale, self service kiosks (like the used by airlines to print your own ticket) and so on.

  • liuhoting
    liuhoting
    5 Posts

    Re: Workstation performance analysis or dashboard

    ‏2013-09-24T05:09:29Z  

    Sure it would!

    More than one customer had already asked us to provide something like it to real-time monitoring for workstations working as points of sale, self service kiosks (like the used by airlines to print your own ticket) and so on.

    Ok I think I'm going to add this in our list of proposed prototypes that we can have folks working on. Hopefully it makes it out to lab. Carlos I might be reaching out to you to get more details about what we might like to see in this proposed set of analyses / dashboards.

  • CarlosDemetrio[IBM]
    CarlosDemetrio[IBM]
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    Re: Workstation performance analysis or dashboard

    ‏2013-09-24T14:45:51Z  
    • liuhoting
    • ‏2013-09-24T05:09:29Z

    Ok I think I'm going to add this in our list of proposed prototypes that we can have folks working on. Hopefully it makes it out to lab. Carlos I might be reaching out to you to get more details about what we might like to see in this proposed set of analyses / dashboards.

    Great!