Free performance monitoring and capacity planning for IBM Power Systems™

18.6.2014

New major version coming mainly with:
  • New GUI
  • POWER8 support in CPU Workload Estimator
  • NMON data as a data source
  • Custom Group enhancements
Updated features matrix with all available data sources.

Read Migration to POWER8 article to get prepared for migration to POWER8.

Detailed list of new features:

  • POWER8 support in CPU Workload Estimator (there are listed all new POWER8 based models)
  • Brand new GUI
    • New dashboard feature
      • You can on a mouse click place whatever graph into the dashboard
      • You can arrange your graphs by drag and drop
      • You can get a full size graph after click on it
    • Much easier usage of CPU Workload Estimator and Historical reports
    • All tables are sort able per columns on a mouse click
  • NMON files is possible to use as a data source
    They could be fed either from the central NMON repository or from NMON files being collected on each LPAR
    • online mode: each 10 minutes the agent reads NMON file, process new records and sends them into the LPAR2RRD server
    • offline mode: once a day you can process single or all NMON files and load data into the tool
  • WPAR support
    Following data is collected and graphed from WPARs:
    • OS CPU utilization of user/sys in %
    • Memory utilization of used/pinned/fs cache in MB
    • Paging rate in MB/sec
  • IO Configuration Advisor (extension of Resource Configuration Advisor)
  • HMC monitoring
    Following data is collected and graphed from all connected HMCs:
    • OS CPU utilization of user/sys/IO wait/idle in %
    • Memory utilization of used/fs cache/free memory in MB
    • Paging rate in MB/sec
  • Custom Groups
    • OS data are graphed for LPAR based Custom Groups
    • Historical reports can be created by Custom Group base

Future

  • Authentication: you will be able to customize information provided for every user
  • Memory Workload Estimator for memory allocation and memory utilization (enhancement of CPU Workload Estimator)
  • PDF from historical reports
  • Custom Groups graphs based on rPerf or CPW benchmarks
You can see all new features on the live demo site.

LPAR2RRD 4.50 full version for customers under support containing further benefits will be released on 1st July 2014.

Presentation from recent Common CZ&SK conference wich introduces latest 4.50 features.

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