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Posted 02 October 2006 - 04:04 PM

up.time 4 Service Pack 2 Released

We are happy to announce up.time 4 with SP2 is now available for download! This new version has been developed to enhance the existing feature set and update the product with new features specific to virtualization and J2EE performance monitoring.

New Features in up.time 4 with SP2

Major new features include:

* VMWare ESX Performance Monitoring
* Server Virtualization Report
* WebSphere & WebLogic Performance Monitoring
* Multiple grouping of elements with Views
* Secondary Reporting Instance for enterprise level reporting

Enhancements:

* Service monitors can now be manually tested from the monitor settings page
* Significant performance increase in up.time 3.0 to up.time 4 data migration
* Data archiving is now available on Oracle and MSSQL database backend
* Performance improvements on Oracle 10g DataStores
* MSSQL Service monitor now accepts stored procedures

Download SP2 now (Login Required)
Installing up.time 4 SP2 (KB)
up.time 4 with SP2 Release Notes (PDF)

VMWare ESX Performance Monitoring

We are proud to announce our new VMWare ESX agent type. Through our partnership with VMWare Inc. up.time 4 is now able to gather detailed performance metrics directly from your ESX 2.x servers.

Features

* Support for VMWare ESX 2.x servers
* Detect ESX hardware configuration information
* Quickly identify which instances are causing the highest workload
* Easily compare instance workload via your ESX agent in the GlobalScan
* Combined agent and agentless monitoring of VMWare instances
* Automatically detect all instances on your VMWare ESX servers
* Specific VMWare Workload Report

Available Performance Metrics

* CPU Usage
* Memory Usage
* Disk % Busy
* Disk % Full
* Network I/O
* Instance Listing
* Workload Per Instance
** CPU Workload
** Memory Workload
** Disk I/O Workload
** Network I/O Workload

VMWare ESX Licensing Updates

With the release of the VMWare ESX agent type a new licensing model has been developed for these agents. Highlights of this licensing are listed below:

* uptime’s new VMware monitoring licensing helps you leverage your virtualization to save even more on your server monitoring budget.
* License entitlement is based on the number of physical CPU sockets found on your ESX agent servers
* The number and size of your ESX servers is open, only the number of CPU sockets across all ESX agents is considered in your license entitlement
* Unlimited number of virtual instances across your ESX agents, no additional cost to monitor detailed agent performance from instances on associated ESX servers

Contact sales@uptimesoftware.com for detailed pricing information

Server Virtualization Report

Looking to save money and ensure maximum hardware utilization through server consolidation? up.time 4's Server Virtualization report will quickly identify which servers within your enterprise are ideal candidates for virtualization by analyzing CPU, network, memory and disk workload. Servers that under utilize their hardware are ideal candidates for consolidation onto a larger virtualization host.

The Server Virtualization report will also allow you to specify the hardware specifications of the virtual host server you wish to consolidate into so that your virtualization candidates are as accurate as possible.

WebSphere and WebLogic Performance Monitoring

Before using the WebLogic or WebSphere monitors they must be enabled using the instructions below
Enabling the WebSphere service monitor (KB)
Enabling the WebLogic service monitor (KB)

With the addition J2EE application performance monitoring up.time is now able to gather and report on these J2EE engine performance metrics. Both WebLogic and WebSphere include specific performance reports for in-depth application debugging and performance analysis.

* Thread Pool usage
* JDBC Connection Pool usage
* Enterprise Beans
* JVM Runtime performance
* Transaction Manager Performance
* Servlet Session Manager Performance (WebSphere only)
* WebLogic server performance (WebLogic only)

Multiple grouping of elements with Views

"Views" allow you to mix and match grouping of your up.time elements. Any one element can be included in multiple views, making for easy reporting and GlobalScan navigation.

Group elements by any combination of OS type, line of business, location, application type or anything you like.

Secondary Reporting Instance for enterprise level reporting

Do your users demand long term performance reports during peak hours? Limit the impact of report generation by enabling a secondary reporting instance. up.time 4 now supports a single secondary reporting instance with no additional license fees. The reporting instance is designed to handle all reporting workload without any change in how your end users interact with up.time. The reporting instance also acts as an automatic backup of your primary up.time 4 monitoring station, allowing for quick disaster recovery and data warehousing.




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