Free Server Performance Monitoring
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Feature matrix

Following tables show list of all product features how they are supported in the product and supported data sources.
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Feature

HMC

OS agent

NMON

Notes

Shared processor poolyes
Multiple shared processor poolsyes
Live Partition Mobility supportyesCPU only,
Enterprise edition feature
Active Memory Sharing (AMS)yes
CPU Capacity on Demandyes
LPAR CPU utilization aggregatedyesper the server, CPU pool
and the HMC
Servers CPU utilization aggregatedyesper the HMC
CPU Workload EstimatoryesEnterprise edition supports
rPerf and CPW benchmark
based estimations
Resource Configuration Advisoryesyes
Historical reportingyesyes
Historical reports into CSVyes
Custom GroupsyesyesCPU,MEM,LAN,SAN,SEA,
Enterprise edition supports
unlimited number of items
CPU alertingyesemail include graphs, Nagios
Favouritesyes
Yearly CPU trendsyesBased on last
1month/3months/1year data
RMC checkyes
TOP 10 LPARs per CPU utilizationyesper a server and totally
Integrated Virtual Ethernet (IVE/HEA)yesper physical port
Detailed configurationyesphysical and logical
Paging rate aggregatedyesper a server
Memory aggregatedyesper a server
Number of LPARs and serversyesper the HMC
AIX

VIOS

Linux on POWER
Shared CPUyes
Dedicated CPUyesyesOS based utilization
OS CPUyesyes
Memory allocationyes
Memory utilizationyesyes
LAN (ethernet adapters)yesyesMB/sec, packet count
SAN (FC,vSCSI adapters)yesyesMB/sec, IO/sec, latency
Paging space utilizationyesyesusage in %
Paging rateyesyesMB/sec
Active Memory Expansion (AME)yes
Shared Ethernet Adapted (SEA)yesVIOS only
IBM i (AS/400)
Shared CPUyes
Memory allocationyes
HMC itself
CPUyes
Memory utilizationyes
Paging space utilizationyesusage in %




vCenter Cluster Resource
Pool
Host
(ESXi)
VM Datastore
CPU total VMware CPU cluster total VMware CPU resource pool total VMware CPU host total VMware CPU VM total
CPU cluster aggregated VMware CPU vCenter cluster agg
CPU host aggregated VMware CPU vCenter host agg VMware CPU cluster host agg
CPU VM aggregated VMware CPU vCenter VM agg VMware CPU cluster VM agg VMware CPU resource pool VM VMware CPU host VM aggregated
CPU ready
VMware CPU ready aggregated VMware CPU ready aggregated
Memory total VMware Memory cluster total VMware Memory resource pool total VMware Memory host total VMware Memory VM total
Memory VM aggregated VMware Memory host agg
Network VMware Network host VMware Network VM total
Storage performance VMware Storage host VMware Storage VM total VMware Datastore performance
Storage allocation VMware Storage space usage VMware Datastore space usage
Power supply VMware Cluster Power
vMotion VMware vMotion VM
In case you miss some performance data then set up properly VMware counters

Features list

  • Monitoring resources
    • vCenter
    • Cluster
    • Resource Pool
    • Datastore
    • ESXi
    • Virtual Machine (VM)

  • Monitoring metrics
    • CPU performance (GHz, CPU cores, CPU ready)
    • Memory usage (reserved, granted, consumed, active, baloon, swap in, limit)
    • LAN performance in (MB/sec)
    • Disk performance (MB/sec, IO per sec, latency in ms)
    • Disk usage (GB)

  • Other features
All data is retrieved agent less.
Data source is either the vCenter or ESXi itself in case it is not managed by the vCenter.

Graph name

Metric

Per
System

Per
  Pool  

Per
  ASP  

OS command

Example

WRKACTJOBCPU %yesWRKACTJOB
AS400 IBMi WRKACTJOB
AS400 IBMi WRKACTJOB
CPUTOPCPU coreyesAS400 IBMi CPUTOP
IOTOPIO/secyesWRKACTJOB
AS400 IBMi WRKACTJOB
AS400 IBMi IOTOP
DiskTOP
disk busy %yesAS400 IBMi DiskTOP busy
IO/secyesAS400 IBMi DiskTOP IO
JOBS
JobsyesWRKSYSSTS
AS400 IBMi WRKSYSSTS
AS400 IBMi Job
Active jobsyes
Active threadsyes
ASP freeFree capacityyesDSPASPBRMAS400 IBMi ASP used
ASP usedUsed capacityyesDSPASPBRMAS400 IBMi ASP free
ASP dataData throughputyesWRKDSKSTS
AS400 IBMi WRKDSKSTS
AS400 IBMi ASP data
ASP IOPSIO/secyesWRKDSKSTS
AS400 IBMi WRKDSKSTS
AS400 IBMi ASP IO/sec
POOLPool sizeyesWRKSYSSTS
AS400 IBMi WRKSYSSTS
AS400 IBMi pool
THREADSCurrent threadsyesAS400 threads
Faults
DB faults/secyesWRKSYSSTS
AS400 IBMi WRKSYSSTS
AS400 IBMi faults
non DB faults/secyes
Pages
DB pages/secyesWRKSYSSTS
AS400 IBMi WRKSYSSTS
AS400 IBMi pages
non DB pages/secyes
LAN
MB/secyesAS400 IBMi LAN
Packets/secyes
Discarded/secyes