VIP 7.1 Makes z/OS Network Monitoring Easier and More Efficient
VIP 7.1 provides administrators of z/OS networks with real-time and historical monitoring of TCP/IP and HPR networks.
Described by the product developers at SDS as a “Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability” (SAR) release, VIP 7.1 now consumes an absolute minimum of network and CPU overhead, while delivering the most thorough monitoring and diagnostic tools in the mainframe industry.
In VIP 7.1, users will see…
- A single sign-on for VIP support monitoring of multiple z/OS systems, even when those systems use different security databases.
- An all-new Remote Application Monitor that tracks the availability of any remote TCP server–including web servers–with a minimum of network overhead. Administrators can receive immediate alerts to unreachable or unresponsive applications.
- The ability to define specific groups of z/OS systems any one user is interested in, and to easily switch VIP displays from one group or another.
- TCP Client Monitoring that shows VIP users outgoing traffic from TCP clients, data-base requests, for example.
- VIP’s tool for IP packet tracing, already the most productive packet trace tool in the mainframe world, has been improved to allow a trace to run indefinitely–making it much easier to track down fleeting, intermittent problems.
- VIP’s tools for pinging, tracing routes, and monitoring remote hosts can now send TCP requests to specific ports, thus they more accurately report the state of the net-work as seen by production applications.
- Mouse-click on almost any IP address reported by VIP; VIP will immediately display the associated domain name. And vice-versa: click on a domain name; VIP will show you its IP address.
This latest version of VIP follows close on the heels of VIP 7.0, which introduced configuration and performance monitoring for SNA-HPR-Enterprise Extender networks and for TCP/IP Sysplex Distributor.
In efficiency, ease-of-use, and thoroughness of monitoring, VIP 7.1 will consistently outperform other monitors, including those packaged in software suites.
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