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Jim,

I am aware SDMC is no longer offered (HMC is all I ever needed anyway). My point was....are there any requirements that would prohibit the Systems Director software stack from being installed on a VM? I wouldn't think so, but cannot seem to find any specific verbiage on Director infrastructure requirements.

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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Oberholtzer
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 12:29 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: VIOS monitoring

Brad,

SDMC is gone. I think it's the software product called IBM Director that's being discussed.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 2/6/13 11:20 AM, brad.lovelady@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Thanks Jack....I am already doing performance research tasks with Power Navigator by MPG. Real-time infrastructure monitoring is the concern and Dawn did make a good suggestion for Systems Director. SDMC required the appliance if you were using anything bigger than a 740 I think....just hope those same restrictions do not apply to Systems Director as well because using a VM would be preferred in my environment (I realize the two products are not the same). I have some Systems Director decks from the 2012 Technical University so I need to look that over.

Hopefully one of the IBM i monitoring software vendors will develop a VIOS agent that can report back into an enterprise monitoring console. Systems Director has some nice functions but it's also another independent system/VM to maintain. Perhaps I will change my tune once I familiarize myself with the new IBM i monitoring enhancements for Director.......

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Operating Systems Engineer
Technology Infrastructure Services

Wells Fargo Bank l 200 Wildwood Pkwy l Birmingham, AL 35209 MAC
W2691-010 Tel 205-938-1999 l Cell 205-826-2834

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-----Original Message-----
From:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jack Kingsley
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 9:58 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: VIOS monitoring

Brad, check this link out:

https://www-912.ibm.com/i_dir/idoctor.nsf/nm.html



On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 8:02 PM, Dawn May<dmmay@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


IBM Systems Director can monitor VIOS and you can set up the
monitoring and automation to do all the things you asked about. It
also has the capability to send SNMP traps as the action taken when an event occurs.
VIOS comes with the required agent pre-installed, and on the latest
levels of the VIOS, it is also configured to start by default.

The down-side is while the agent is pre-installed on the VIOS, you
need the Director Server installed and set up to actually do the
monitoring and event automation. Systems Direction installation and
set up isn't terribly difficult, but I would not call it simple.

You can also monitor your partitions i with Systems Director. With
the latest version (6.3.2) that came out last December, there are
some nice enhancements for monitoring i.

Dawn May




From:<brad.lovelady@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To:<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date: 02/04/2013 02:36 PM
Subject: RE: VIOS monitoring
Sent by:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx



Larry,

I second your statement, must have SNMP capability. There seems to
be quite a bit tools of tools intended to analyze performance at the
research level, but I am more concerned with alerting someone when
there is a hardware failure, network outage, real-time performance
threshold, etc. iDoctor, MPG, and NMON are great tools but I am
looking for a simple "agent" that will recognize critical events and then notify someone via SNMP trap.

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Bradford Lovelady

Operating Systems Engineer
Technology Infrastructure Services

Wells Fargo Bank l 200 Wildwood Pkwy l Birmingham, AL 35209 MAC
W2691-010 Tel 205-938-1999 l Cell 205-826-2834

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-----Original Message-----
From:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [
mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of DrFranken
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2013 12:56 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: VIOS monitoring

I've been trying to get PRTG to do SNMP to VIOS but so far no joy at
all. I haven't put a lot of time into it, but the issue seems to be
SNMP configuration because I've not gotten any response whatever.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

www.frankeni.com
www.iDevCloud.com
www.iInTheCloud.com

On 2/4/2013 1:00 PM,brad.lovelady@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

Is anyone using 3rd party products to monitor IBM VIO server? I
am looking for something that can monitor the VIO event log,
real-time performance, and hardware failures. The program would
also need to escalate applicable events via email or SNMP, preferably SNMP.
Thanks

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Bradford Lovelady

Operating Systems Engineer
Technology Infrastructure Services

Wells Fargo Bank l 200 Wildwood Pkwy l Birmingham, AL 35209
MAC
W2691-010 Tel 205-938-1999 l Cell 205-826-2834

brad.lovelady@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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