Free performance monitoring for VMware™ and IBM Power Systems™

Feature matrix

Following tables show list of all product features how they are supported in the product and supported data sources.

Feature

Agent-less

OS agent

NMON

Notes

Shared processor poolyes
Multiple shared processor poolsyes
Live Partition Mobility supportyesCPU only,
Enterprise edition feature
Active Memory Sharing (AMS)yes
CPU Capacity on Demandyes
LPAR CPU utilization aggregatedyesper the server, CPU pool
and the HMC
Servers CPU utilization aggregatedyesper the HMC
CPU Workload EstimatoryesEnterprise edition supports
rPerf and CPW benchmark
based estimations
Resource Configuration AdvisoryesyesMemory advisor since v4.00
Historical reportingyesyesagent reporting since v4.00
Historical reports into CSVyes
Custom GroupsyesyesCPU,MEM,LAN,SAN,SEA,
Enterprise edition supports
unlimited number of items
CPU alertingyesemail include graphs, Nagios
Favouritesyes
Yearly CPU trendsyesBased on last
1month/3months/1year data
RMC checkyes
TOP 10 LPARs per CPU utilizationyesper a server and totally
Integrated Virtual Ethernet (IVE/HEA)yesper physical port
Detailed configurationyesphysical and logical
Paging rate aggregatedyesper a server
Memory aggregatedyesper a server
Number of LPARs and serversyesper the HMC
AIX

VIOS

Linux on POWER
Shared CPUyes
Dedicated CPUyesyesOS based utilization
OS CPUyesyes
Memory allocationyes
Memory utilizationyesyes
LAN (ethernet adapters)yesyesMB/sec
SAN (fiber channel adapters)yesyesMB/sec & IO/sec except
Linux on Power
Paging space utilizationyesyesusage in %
Paging rateyesyesMB/sec
Active Memory Expansion (AME)yes
Shared Ethernet Adapted (SEA)yesVIOS only
IBM i (AS/400)
Shared CPUyes
Memory allocationyes
HMC itself
CPUyes
Memory utilizationyes
Paging space utilizationyesusage in %


STOR2RRD support matrix for supported storages and attributes which are stored and graphed.


Type

Source

Sample rate

Data download

Notes

agent-less
HMC60 secs1 hour
IVM
SDMC
FSMIBM PureFlex
OS agent
AIX60 secs10-20 minsSince v3.60
VIOS
Linux on POWERSince v4.00
Linux x86Since v4.84
IBM i (AS/400)Since v4.90
SolarisSince v4.95
NMON
AIX60s - 10mins
as NMON is configured
10 mins or
offline batch
Since v4.50
VIOS
Linux on POWER
Linux x86Since v4.84


STOR2RRD support matrix for supported storages and attributes which are stored and graphed.
VMware support is available since 4.80

vCenter Cluster Resource
Pool
Host
(ESXi)
VM Datastore
CPU total VMware CPU cluster total VMware CPU resource pool total VMware CPU host total VMware CPU VM total
CPU cluster aggregated VMware CPU vCenter cluster agg
CPU host aggregated VMware CPU vCenter host agg VMware CPU cluster host agg
CPU VM aggregated VMware CPU vCenter VM agg VMware CPU cluster VM agg VMware CPU resource pool VM VMware CPU host VM aggregated
Memory total VMware Memory cluster total VMware Memory resource pool total VMware Memory host total VMware Memory VM total
Memory VM aggregated VMware Memory host agg
Network VMware Network host VMware Network VM total
Storage performance VMware Storage host VMware Storage VM total VMware Datastore performance
Storage allocation VMware Storage space usage VMware Datastore space usage
Power supply VMware Cluster Power
vMotion VMware vMotion VM
In case you miss some performance data then set up properly VMware counters

Features list

  • Monitoring resources
    • vCenter
    • Cluster
    • Resource Pool
    • Datastore
    • ESXi
    • Virtual Machine (VM)

  • Monitoring metrics
    • CPU performance (GHz, CPU cores)
    • Memory usage (reserved, granted, consumed, active, baloon, swap in, limit)
    • LAN performance (MB/sec)
    • Disk performance (MB/sec, IO per sec)
    • Disk usage (GB)

  • Other features
All data is retrieved agent less.
Data source is either the vCenter or ESXi itself in case it is not managed by the vCenter.

Graph name

Metric

Per
System

Per
  Pool  

Per
  ASP  

OS command

Example

WRKACTJOBCPU %yesWRKACTJOB
AS400 IBMi WRKACTJOB
AS400 IBMi WRKACTJOB
CPUTOPCPU coreyesAS400 IBMi CPUTOP
IOTOPIO/secyesWRKACTJOB
AS400 IBMi WRKACTJOB
AS400 IBMi IOTOP
DiskTOP
(v1.1.0)
disk busy %yesAS400 IBMi DiskTOP busy
IO/secyesAS400 IBMi DiskTOP IO
JOBS
JobsyesWRKSYSSTS
AS400 IBMi WRKSYSSTS
AS400 IBMi Job
Active jobsyes
Active threadsyes
ASP freeFree capacityyesDSPASPBRMAS400 IBMi ASP used
ASP usedUsed capacityyesDSPASPBRMAS400 IBMi ASP free
ASP dataData throughputyesWRKDSKSTS
AS400 IBMi WRKDSKSTS
AS400 IBMi ASP data
ASP IOPSIO/secyesWRKDSKSTS
AS400 IBMi WRKDSKSTS
AS400 IBMi ASP IO/sec
POOLPool sizeyesWRKSYSSTS
AS400 IBMi WRKSYSSTS
AS400 IBMi pool
THREADSCurrent threadsyesAS400 threads
Faults
DB faults/secyesWRKSYSSTS
AS400 IBMi WRKSYSSTS
AS400 IBMi faults
non DB faults/secyes
Pages
DB pages/secyesWRKSYSSTS
AS400 IBMi WRKSYSSTS
AS400 IBMi pages
non DB pages/secyes
LAN
(v1.1.0)
MB/secyesAS400 IBMi LAN
Packets/secyes
Discarded/secyes

The agent uses following IBM i API's: