Resource monitoring data sources

Resource monitoring data can be captured or imported from a number of sources.

IBM Tivoli Monitoring

IBM Tivoli® Monitoring monitors and manages system and network applications on a variety of platforms and keeps track of the availability and performance of all parts of your enterprise network. IBM® Tivoli Monitoring provides reports that you can use to track trends and troubleshoot problems.
Not all IBM Tivoli Monitoring agents are supported. Over 100 IBM Tivoli Monitoring agents are available from IBM and non-IBM vendors. The following IBM Tivoli Monitoring agents are supported for resource monitoring data collection:
  • Operating system agents
    • Monitoring Agent for Linux OS
    • Monitoring Agent for UNIX OS
    • Monitoring Agent for Windows OS
    • Monitoring Agent for z/OS®
  • Application agents
    • Monitoring Agent for Citrix
    • Monitoring Agent for IBM DB2®
    • Monitoring Agent for IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for WebSphere®
    • Monitoring Agent for IBM WebSphere Application Server
    • Monitoring Agent for IBM WebSphere MQ
    • Monitoring Agent for Oracle Database
    • Monitoring Agent for SNMP-MIB2 (only)

IBM DB2 Monitoring

IBM DB2 collects information from the database manager, its databases, and any connected applications. The snapshot monitor captures the state of database activity at a particular point in time.

IBM WebSphere Performance Monitoring Infrastructure

IBM WebSphere Application Server collects performance data and provides interfaces so that external applications can monitor that performance data. To help identify performance problems and help tune an environment that runs web applications, data is collected through the Performance Monitoring Infrastructure (PMI). The Performance Monitoring Infrastructure is the underlying framework in WebSphere Application Server that gathers performance data from various runtime resources, such as Java™ Virtual Machine (JVM) and Thread Pools, and application components, such as servlets and Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) components.

Java Management Extensions

Java Management Extensions (JMX) can monitor performance characteristics of application servers and applications that are run on application servers. The following application servers support JMX monitoring:
  • Apache HTTP Server
  • Apache Tomcat
  • JBoss Application Server
  • Oracle WebLogic Server
  • SAP NetWeaver

Java Virtual Machines also support JMX monitoring.

Oracle Database Metrics

Oracle Database collects metrics that are related to database health and workload.

UNIX rstatd

With the rstatd daemon, users can collect performance statistics remotely from networked UNIX (or Linux) computers. The rstatd daemon collects statistics that are related to network, virtual memory, interrupt, disk, and processor usage.

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agents

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is typically used to monitor network health, performance, and hardware. SNMP agents are software components that are installed on managed devices and collect management information.

Windows Performance Monitor

Windows Performance Monitor (PerfMon) collects data from performance objects. The Microsoft Windows operating system provides performance objects for the major hardware components: memory, processors, and so on. Each performance object provides specific performance counters. For example, the Memory object provides a Pages/sec counter that tracks the rate of memory paging. Other programs on the computer, including Internet Information Services (IIS) and Microsoft SQL Server, can install their own performance objects. For example, a mail server program might install a mail performance object. The specific counters depend on the version of the Windows operating system and on the additional programs that are installed on the computer.