Velocity Software, Inc. is recognized as a leader in the performance measurement of z/VM and Linux on z. The Velocity Performance Suite consist of a set of tools that enable installations running z/VM to manage Linux and z/VM performance. In addition, many components of server farms can be measured and analyzed. Performance data can be viewed real-time through the use of either 3270 or a browser. The CLOUD Implementation (zPRO) component is designed for full cloud PaaS implementation as well as to extend the capabilities of the z/VM sysprog (system programmer) to the browser world. This feature moves system management to the point-and-click crowd. Archived data and reports can be kept available of long term review and reporting usine zMAP. The zVPS, formally ESALPS, components consist of: zMON (formally ESAMON - real-time display of performance data), zTCP (formally ESATCP - SNMP data collection), zMAP (formally ESAMAP - historical reporting and archiving), zVWS (formally ESAWEB - z/VM based web server), zTUNE (a subscription service), zVIEW (formally SHOWCASE - web based viewing of performance data), zPRO (new to the quality line of Velocity Software Products). Velocity continues to work with other software vendors to ensure smooth interface with or from other products such as VM:Webgateway, CA-Webgateway, EnterpriseWeb, MXG, MICS. Velocity software remains the leader and inovator in the z/VM performance, Linux performance, Managing cloud computing arenas.
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Linux servers "stop" or respond eratically The cause of this is most always the STORBUF is set too small, and the storage overcommit is higher than the STORBUF accounts for. For example, if storage is overcommitted by factor of 3, then STORBUF must be set to 300 300 300.

Or, "We changed vm.swappiness=100 and the problem disappeared." is a solution tried by one installation.

or, VM par: "VM64297: PAGING SPIKE DEMAND SCAN SHUTS DOWN SYSTEM HANG"




Accounting Overview Chargeback can be done based on history data provided by zVPS. For a complete overview of chargeback, see Chargeback overview




CPU Trend Analysis To create a report on a single Linux server showing CPU utilization for a period of time, see Trend Analysis



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