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
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
Velocity Software has added z/OS to it's performance
management suite. As the industry leader in z/VM
performance management for over 30 years, and as the
industry leader in Linux on IBM Z performance management for
almost 20 years, many zVPS installations have requested support
of z/OS metrics in our modern and flexible graphical interface.
zOSMON has many benefits that should appeal to everyone from
the performance specialist to the mainframe management executives.
zOSMON completely offloads all processing from the expensive
z/OS MIPS, leaving a footprint of almost zero resource consumption.
The incremental cost of processing each LPAR is expected to
be much less than 1% of a processor. zVPS is written in low
level languages to run extremely efficiently on the IBM Z platform.
zOSMON is designed to support an unlimited number of LPARs and
CECs within one zVPS subsystem. One enterprise view for operations,
capacity planning, performance management and for chargeback.
For those installations running Linux on IFLs, zWRITE supports
the Linux workload running on an IFL, reducing the hardware cost even
zOSMON adds the ability to do real time performance monitoring
with a one minute interval - with negligible performance impact or
zVIEW provides a well received graphical view into data with our
"one click" approach to zoom in on an LPAR, a CICS region or
tailored by the installation. Data collected during the previous
minute is immediately available for display.
zALERT on a one minute granulity allows full operation alerts to be
texted, emailed, or sent via snmp to a management console. Alerts
such as CICS response time issues or bad batch job termination codes
would be common alerts.
zOSMON provides a full set of reports and screens
exposing the information in
the SMF records. No longer do your systems people have to learn how to
process the SMF records in order to get the information needed -
the information is provided directly through zVPS. zOSMON will be
enhanced on a very aggressive schedule to meet customer requirements.
End users have immediate access to their view. Views can be personalized
or shared. And it is very very fast. To see your VERY LIVE
gere is a quick look at our z/OS monitoring screens:
This view shows all the SMF 70 and SMF 30 reporting capability on one
pane of glass!
zOSMON installs in a few hours. As zOSMON is so efficient, there is
no need to tailor anything - just take it all. SYSPLEX mode is required
even if there is only one member, and LOGSTREAM mode is required.
zOSMON is installed in
minutes, as is the agent on z/OS to transmit the SMF data.
zOSMON currently fully exploits the SMF records 30, 70, and 110. With
the ability to collect data from all the z/OS LPARs in an enterprise,
there is one centralized database for the
enterprise. With such a low cost of operation, data can be processed
in multiple locations for full redundancy.
zOSMON Version 1 is generally available.
If you would like to
evaluate zOSMON, send us an email to email@example.com
Performance management overhead
Many existing performance management solutions consume significant
amount of resource. At some point, offloading to a zip seems to reduce
the overall cost - but the cost of data analysis in Java is really
the problem. Providing full analysis for the SMF records in low
level languages with regard to cost is a better approach. There are
two parts of the resource equation, the agent on z/OS and the z/VM