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Troubleshooting Software helps reduce deployment risks.

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WebSphere® Studio Application Monitor for z/OS® v2.1 enables users to analyze behavior of applications and take corrective actions to resolve problems. It provides troubleshooting, performance monitoring, and performance analysis functions to e-business applications running on WebSphere Application Server platform. Real-time, Web-based visual interface reflects activity. Product consists of 2 components: central managing server and data collector.



Original Press Release:



The IBM WebSphere Studio Application Monitor Family of Products Helps Reduce Your Deployment Risks



At a glance

WebSphere Studio Application Monitor for z/OS, Data Collectors for Multiplatforms, and the CICS Data Collector are life cycle tools that:

o Help resolve problems with composite applications running across WebSphere and CICS environments

o Enable application developers, application analysts, and Quality Assurance personnel to:

- Monitor and analyze the behavior of large-scale e-business applications

- Quickly take corrective actions to resolve problems

- Assess resource consumption and plan for future capacity

- Deliver a non-intrusive solution that does not require modifications to the application code

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Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).

Overview

WebSphere® Studio Application Monitor for z/OS®, V2.1 enables application developers, application analysts, and Quality Assurance personnel to analyze the behavior of applications and quickly take corrective actions to resolve problems. It provides troubleshooting, performance monitoring, and performance analysis functions to large-scale e-business applications running on the WebSphere Application Server platform.

Without requiring any changes to the applications, WebSphere Studio Application Monitor for z/OS finds the root causes of performance bottlenecks for rapid problem resolution. A real-time, Web-based visual interface dynamically reflects activity. Monitored information is collected as a complete history of all performance and availability metrics. Application analysts would make use of such information to plan capacity for future growth.

WebSphere Studio Application Monitor for z/OS consists of two components:

o A central managing server that:

- Monitors individual or groups of applications

- Generates operational performance alerts

- Stores all performance and availability metrics in a database

- Manages software levels

o A Data Collector that runs in the WebSphere Application Servers for z/OS being monitored.

WebSphere Studio Application Monitor for z/OS, V2.1 is integrated with WebSphere Studio Workload Simulator for z/OS, V1.1.1. The two products exchange information during a load-test and the results are plotted for analysis at test completion.

Data Collectors for distributed WebSphere Application Servers are made available in conjunction with the release of WebSphere Studio Application Monitor for z/OS, V2.1. These "Data Collectors for Multiplatforms" extend the capabilities of WebSphere Studio Application Monitor for z/OS to distributed platforms. Customers who already have WebSphere Studio Application Monitor for z/OS V2.1 will also be able to monitor their WebSphere applications on AIX®, HP-UX, Linux, and Windows(TM) 2000.

A data collector for CICS® is also made available in conjunction with the release of WebSphere Studio Application Monitor for z/OS, V2.1. The "CICS Data Collector" extends WebSphere Studio Application Monitor for z/OS V2.1 to manage composite transactions that span WebSphere and CICS. Details of such composite transactions can be displayed seamlessly. This allows application developers and application analysts to more easily perform problem determination and performance management in an effective manner across both WebSphere and CICS.

WebSphere Studio Application Monitor for z/OS, V2.1, along with the Data Collectors for Multiplatforms and the CICS Data Collector, reduce the risks associated with deploying applications into a production environment. They allow application developers and testers to view and correlate entire transaction flows between Java(TM) 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application servers and CICS.

Planned availability date

October 31, 2003

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