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IBM ATS Server Consolidation Monitor (ATS SCON Monitor)

Overview

The IBM ATS Server Consolidation Monitor (ATS SCON Monitor) can be used to drive Server Consolidation studies. It gathers customer system architecture and performance data from Windows computers and UNIX/Linux hosts.

More details

The IBM ATS Server Consolidation Monitor (ATS SCON Monitor) is intended as a data collection and consolidation utility for customers who are considering consolidating their systems. This tool is a 64-bit Microsoft Windows application that runs on Windows .NET Framework version 4.5. It is designed to collect and report system architecture and performance data from a user specified list of Windows computers and UNIX/Linux hosts.

The ATS SCON Monitor is run on a dedicated Windows PC for a period of time (recommended 1 to 5 business days) capturing peak workload performance data. When the data collection is complete the data is sent to IBM's Techline for report generation (eSizings@us.ibm.com)

  • For Windows computers, the Microsoft Windows Management Infrastructure (WMI) provides computer information and performance data.
  • For UNIX/Linux hosts, the open-source Ganglia agent provides host information and performance data. Additionally, an NMON agent collection could also be run during this peak period of time. The ATS SCON Monitor will import the NMON agent collected data files. Please see the link at the bottom of this page for UNIX/Linux hosts.

System information and performance resource consumption information are reported in common units of measure (e.g., CPU capacity) in stacked graphical and tabular format allowing customers to make practical, informed, decisions about consolidating workloads based on measured workloads.

Following are not provided by this utility:

  • System specific architecture solutions
  • Pricing
  • Total cost of ownership
  • Energy consumption, etc.,

It is recommended that the user of the ATS SCON Monitor get in touch with the IBM Techline TCO Center of Excellence for further information on downstream financial analysis and consolidation support.


Maximum Number of Target Servers:
If you plan to run the ATS SCON Monitor against more than 250 target servers, please contact the ATSMON development team before proceeding (eSizings@us.ibm.com)

Please take the time to review the following items as they contain the latest information regarding IBM ATS SCON Monitor:
 

Matrix of Supported Collection Methods

README File

Sample Report

 

View the Terms & Conditions:
(Please read carefully before downloading)

Terms & Conditions

 

Download IBM ATS SCON Monitor ver 1.6.5  

ATS SCON Monitor 64-bit (Size 39 MB)

ATS SCON Monitor 32-bit (Size 37 MB)

 


Additional software required to run IBM ATS SCON Monitor on UNIX and Linux:

Execute SAR Data Collection (on all UNIX)

runsar.sh

 

Ganglia RPM's for Red Hat Linux:

  • Download the appropriate rpm binary package listed below
  • Install the package with the command (as root): rpm –Uvh ganglia-gmond-3.1.2-1.OS-ARCH.rpm


 

  • Download the appropriate rpm binary package listed below
  • Install the package with the command (as root): rpm –Uvh ganglia-gmond-3.1.2-1.OS-ARCH.rpm


ganglia-gmond-redhat-3.1.2-1.i386.rpm (If libapr not installed)

ganglia-gmond-redhat-3.1.2-3.i386.rpm (If libapr is already installed)

 

ganglia-gmond-redhat-3.1.2-1.x86_64.rpm (If libapr not installed)

ganglia-gmond-redhat-3.1.2-3.x86_64.rpm (If libapr is already installed)

 

ganglia-gmond-redhat-3.1.2-1.ppc64.rpm




 

Ganglia RPM's for SUSE Linux:

Download the appropriate rpm binary package listed below
Install the package with the command (as root): rpm –Uvh ganglia-gmond-3.1.2-1.OS-ARCH.rpm

ganglia-gmond-suse-3.1.2-1.i586.rpm
ganglia-gmond-suse-3.1.2-1.ppc64.rpm
ganglia-gmond-suse-3.1.2-1.x86_64.rpm


 

Ganglia RPMs for AIX:

  • Download the appropriate rpm binary package from http://www.perzl.org/ganglia
  • Install the package with the command (as root): rpm –Uvh package-name.rpm




 

Ganglia RPMs for SOLARIS 10 SPARC:

  • Download the rpm binary package from http://www.sunfreeware.com/programlistsparc10.html#ganglia
  • Unzip the package: gunzip ganglia-3.0.7-sol10-ARCH-local.gz
  • Install the package (as root): pkgadd -d ganglia-3.0.7-sol10-ARCH-local
  • Install the Ganglia configuration file (as root): /usr/local/sbin/gmond -t > /etc/gmond.conf
  • Start the daemon (as root): /usr/local/sbin/gmond
  • Register gmond as a startup service. (Instructions not included at this time)



 

Ganglia RPMs for SOLARIS 10 Intel:

Download the rpm binary package from http://www.sunfreeware.com/programlistintel10.html#ganglia


 

NMON for AIX:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/display/WikiPtype/nmon
Note: nmon for AIX is included with AIX from 5.3 TL09, AIX 6.1 TL02 and Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) 2.1 . It is installed by default.


 

NMON RPMs for Linux:

http://nmon.sourceforge.net/

 


All requests for further information or support regarding the ATS SCON Monitor should be sent to Techline (eSizings@us.ibm.com)

 

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