IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Entry Edition - VM Image V7.6 delivers key application and infrastructure monitoring capabilitiesIBM United States Software Announcement 213-098
February 26, 2013
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IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Entry Edition - VM Image V7.6 delivers essential application and infrastructure monitoring functions from a turnkey virtual appliance that you deploy in your VMware infrastructure. You get:
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Because end users of critical applications no longer accept downtime or poor performance, the business cost of an application outage can be enormous, particularly to smaller companies that may rely on a more focused set of mission-critical applications. However, due to ever increasing application and infrastructure complexity, quickly diagnosing and repairing application problems is harder than ever. When combined with tightened budget constraints, IT centers are relying upon simplified application performance management solutions to ensure application reliability.
IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Entry Edition - VM Image V7.6 provides a robust, introductory application performance management solution in a preconfigured virtual image software appliance that users can deploy in their existing VMware infrastructure. Beginning with integrated system discovery and operating system monitoring, extending to virtual infrastructure monitoring, optimization and capacity planning, and including database and application monitoring, as well as Internet service monitoring, the solution provides full-spectrum monitoring of an application delivery infrastructure, without the challenges often associated with deploying and configuring such a solution.
Integrated, web-based dashboards provide standard health and performance views of applications, the guest operating systems they are running on, and the virtual infrastructure hosting them. Integrated best practices and reports ensure that users can see both high level views of the health of their environment, as well as granular application performance views, without having to perform significant configurations and customizations.
IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Entry Edition - VM Image combines a single user interface, single data warehouse, and single reporting capability, to provide comprehensive monitoring and management capabilities across the entire application infrastructure. The virtual appliance delivery platform ensures that the key management functions are installed and configured when the image is deployed in your virtual infrastructure, dramatically speeding time-to-value, and empowering IT staff to focus on their full breadth of responsibilities, rather than having to focus on managing the monitoring infrastructure.
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IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Entry Edition - VM Image V7.6 provides essential application and infrastructure monitoring for IT operators and applications owners who lack the time or resources to deploy a complicated, multiserver monitoring and capacity planning solution. Deployed in your existing virtual infrastructure as a single VMware virtual machine, SmartCloud Application Performance Management Entry Edition - VM Image is a preconfigured, turnkey suite of tools to monitor application platforms, virtual infrastructure, guest operating systems, and capacity, through alerts, reports, and intuitive web-based dashboards. Application owners gain insights into the performance of their application components as well as user experience metrics, while infrastructure owners gain a holistic picture of how those applications are interacting with their IT resources. Capacity planning and optimization tools for the VMware environment help them adapt to a dynamic environment in real time, plan for future growth, and optimize virtual machines and their placement to maximize the efficiency with which they run these environments.
IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Entry Edition - VM Image V7.6 includes:
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Small and medium IT departments face the same challenges as large enterprises in that their mission-critical applications are as important to them and their customers as those found in large enterprises. Smaller enterprise customers must often manage IT with fewer resources - both human and physical - while still maintaining the highest availability and quality of service for their applications. Some lightweight application and infrastructure monitoring solutions may be comparatively easy to deploy, but often do not provide enough capability or detail to satisfy IT's needs, but more robust solutions can be complex and costly to deploy and maintain.
IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Entry Edition - VM Image provides you with key application and infrastructure monitoring capabilities found in IBM's enterprise monitoring suites, in a turnkey bundle, which can be quickly deployed in your existing VMware infrastructure. This eliminates time-consuming installation, configuration and customization tasks, offering users, inexperienced with the platform, a best practices deployment that they can begin using right away to monitor their key applications.
Businesses of all sizes are challenged to improve IT service delivery and reduce the costs to deliver services. Running applications on virtual machines, in the effort to reduce infrastructure costs through improved server utilization, and to improve services by having the ability to rapidly scale for increases in application usage, has become standard operating procedure at companies large and small. As these virtual infrastructures have taken on a greater role in providing IT services, providing an elastic, automated, self-tuning environment is no longer solely the domain of large enterprises. But such an environment requires sophisticated monitoring and capacity planning tools to ensure that service levels are maintained as consolidation cost savings are pursued, and such tools can be daunting for smaller IT departments to acquire and manage.
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Program Program number VRM name 5725-G70 V7.6 IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Entry Edition - VM Image V7.
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Specified operating environment
The following specification describes the minimum hardware required for the server to host the virtual machine images:
The following table describes the hardware resources that are required for each virtual machine image:
Number of Virtual machine image processors Disk space memory Virtual machine image 4 or more 150 GB 16 GB for Tivoli Data Warehouse Virtual machine image for 4 or more 80 GB 8 GB IBM Tivoli Monitoring
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The following table summarizes the software requirements for IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Entry Edition - VM Image.
Software required Software version Operating system VMware vSphere requires a Windows operating system Virtualization executive VMware vSphere 4.1, VMware vCenter (hypervisor) Server 4.1 Internet browser Mozilla Firefox 3.5; Microsoft Internet Explorer V6.0 through V9.0, with all critical Microsoft updates applied
The server that hosts the VMware vCenter Server must use the Windows operating system that is supported by VMware vSphere 4.1.
Virtualization executive (hypervisor)
Because IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Entry Edition - VM Image VMImage is delivered as virtual machine images, VMware vSphere 4.1 is required to implement the solution.
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IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Entry Edition - VM Image V7.6 is distributed with:
Security, auditability, and control
IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Entry Edition - VM Image V7.6 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
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Product group: Availablity and Performance products Product Identifier Description: 5725-G70 IBM SmartCloud Application Manager Entry Edition - VM Image Product category: Tivoli Monitoring Products
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IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Entry Edition - VM Image V7.6
Description Part number IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Entry D0YU0LL Edition VM per Managed Virtual Server Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Entry Edition E0H4BLL VM per Managed Virtual Server Annual SW S&S Rnwl IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Entry Edition D0YU1LL VM per Managed Virtual Server SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
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Media pack description Part number IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Entry Edition BJ12YML VM V7.6 Multiplatform, ML Media Pack
IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Entry Edition - VM Image V7.6 is also available, via web download, from Passport Advantage .
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Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® V5.3, AIX V6.1, and AIX V7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM , which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type smitty esa_main, and select Configure Electronic Service Agent . In addition, ESA now includes a powerful Web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent , refer to
The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.
Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.
Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM . The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .
More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM , problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.
Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the My Systems and Premium Search sections of the Electronic Support website at
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