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Read our new KB article to learn how you can monitor Windows Performance Counters in your TrueSight environment thanks to Monitoring Studio.

 

This article explains, more specifically, how to get the list of Performance Objects and Performance Counters to successfully configure the monitoring of Windows Performance Counters in Monitoring Studio via CMA.

 

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A new patch is available to download for the version 7.1.00 of Storage Capacity Views for BMC TrueSight CO.

 

This patch offers the following improvements and fixes:

  • The computation method for the Saturation Risk and Oversubscription Risk has been improved. It is now based on the consumed capacity observed for the last 30 days.
  • Storage pools with a capacity of zero are now considered as not available (dash ‘-’ value) instead of ‘Saturated’.

 

Read the patch note to learn more...

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Our Microsoft Lync Server 2013 configuration template is now also available for the version 9.0 of Monitoring Studio KM for PATROL. Learn how to import and customize it to monitor your Microsoft Lync environment. http://ow.ly/V8f9S

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The latest version of BMC Performance Manager Express Monitoring Studio is now available to download. It includes many new features and improvements as well as several fixed issues, such as:

  • Debug output: The debug output now consists in six files that are automatically archived as the output data is created. Each time a log file is full, a new log file will be used and a number added as an extension to the log name, like <log.1>. Up to 6 log files are kept before the first one is removed, providing a maximum of 6 archived log files at all times. The maximum size of one log file is 50 MB.
  • The compilation issue that generated an error when BMC Performance Manager Express Monitoring Studio tried to perform a request on MS SQL servers has been fixed.

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We are pleased to announce the release of the following Storage Monitoring products:

 

Knowledge Modules for PATROL:

Performance Managers for BMC Portal:

The latest versions of our storage monitoring solutions offer many new features and improvements as well as several fixed issues.

The exhaustive list of changes, improvements, and fixed issues are provided in the products’ respective release notes accessible through the Consolidated Release Notes.

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The latest version of EMC Disk Arrays KM for PATROL is now available to download. It includes many new features and improvements as well as several fixed issues, such as:

  • Support for EMC SMI-S provider v8.0.3.
  • CI_ID and MetaTokenID parameters added to all the application classes to allow users to populate the BPPM/TSIM Service cell with CIs and relationships.
  • Event messages improved to provide more meaningful information.

Read the product’s Release Notes for an exhaustive list of changes, improvements and fixed issues.

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Because hot summers may simply be the new normal, be prepared for any sudden heat spike with Hardware Sentry.

By constantly monitoring temperature sensors, Hardware Sentry can detect any abnormal temperature increase. Learn how in this new episode of “Hardware Monitoring in Minutes”:

 

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The latest version of HP 3PAR KM for PATROL is now available to download. It includes many new features and improvements such as:

  • New parameters available to report on the capacity usage in the storage pool
  • Events messages improved to provide more meaningful information
  • Possible to manually acknowledge status alerts triggered for Ethernet ports, FC Ports, and SAS ports.

 

» Read the product's Release Notes for an exhaustive list of changes and improvements.

 

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Sentry Software is proud to announce that Monitoring Studio 9.0.00 is now available to download. It includes new features and improvements.

 

What's New

  • CMA compatibility: Monitoring Studio can be configured through BMC Central Monitoring Administration 9.5 and higher. Policies can also be applied.
  • Improved hierarchy to better reflect what is monitored.
  • Extended support for remote monitoring.
  • Easier credentials management through a centralized interface.
  • Host availability checks: Ping, Hostname Resolution, SNMP, SSH, WMI, or TCP Port checks can be performed to make sure hosts are available and automatically turn off the monitoring of the elements attached to the host, if necessary.

 

What is Monitored

  The following monitoring methods have been made available in this version 9.0:

  • Command Lines to execute commands on Windows, UNIX, and Linux systems and analyze their outputs.
  • Database queries to execute SQL queries to Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL Server, Oracle Database Server and PostgreSQL databases and monitor their result.
  • Files to monitor LOG and FLAT files and know for example when a critical file goes missing, if its size is growing too fast, etc.
  • File Systems to monitor the file system’s usage, growth and ensure data is always available.
  • Folders to monitor folders usage and their files flow and modification.
  • Processes to ensure that the application’s processes are running properly.
  • WBEM Queries to execute WBEM queries to a system and analyze their results.
  • Web Requests to monitor web-based applications, send HTTP requests, post forms and ensure that end-users actually see what they should.
  • Windows Event Logs to monitor events posted by an application
  • Windows Performance Counters to collect information about objects (processors, threads, processes, memory, etc.) present on a Windows server.
  • Windows Services to monitor Windows services.
  • SNMP Polling to poll SNMP agents and collect critical information about the middleware.
  • SNMP Trap to monitor and listen to SNMP traps and be notified early when a problem occurs.
  • WMI queries to retrieve and analyze the results of WQL queries.
  • String searchesandnumeric extractions: to search for critical strings or extract numeric values from the information sources previously configured (flat or LOG files, output of a Web request or of a database query, etc.).

 

What You Need to Know Before Using Monitoring Studio 9.0

  • No automatic migration will be performed when installing this version. Monitoring Studio 9.0.00 beta will co-exist with Monitoring Studio 8.6.5x.
  • The file to preload is SEN_MS.kml.
  • To use BMC Central Monitoring Administration, Monitoring Studio requires BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management 9.5 or higher.
  • Java 1.6 or higher must be installed on the machine where the PATROL agent is running.

 

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Effective capacity management enables IT organizations to balance cost against actual and anticipated storage capacity needs. Unfortunately, establishing a capacity optimization system is quite challenging if not relying on powerful capacity management tools, such as BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization and the Sentry Software’s Storage Capacity Optimization solution.

 

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We are pleased to announce the release of the latest versions of our connectors for BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization:

  • Dell Compellent Enterprise Manager ETL for BMC TrueSight CO 6.0.00
  • EMC SMI-S Agent ETL BMC TrueSight CO 6.0.00
  • Hitachi Device Manager ETL BMC TrueSight CO 6.0.00
  • HP 3PAR ETL for BMC TrueSight CO 6.0.00
  • IBM XiV ETL for BMC TrueSight CO 6.0.00
  • NetApp Data ONTAP ETL for BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization 6.0.00
  • Storage Capacity Views and Reports for BMC TrueSight CO 6.0.00

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The latest version of NetApp Filers KM for PATROL is now available to download. It includes many new features and improvements as well as several fixed issues, such as:

  • Support for quotas
  • New activity report: Vserver activity reports
  • New parameters available for monitoring Ethernet ports and Vservers
  • Display names improved to provide more meaningful information

Read the product's Release Notes for the exhaustive list of fixed issues.

 

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Sentry Software releases IBM XiV KM for PATROL v1.0.00. This new product broadens an already substantial storage monitoring solution. IBM XiV KM for PATROL reports on the performance of IBM XiV storage systems and is designed to fully integrate into BMC PATROL and BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management.

 

Designed to monitor all your IBM XiV storage systems and display all the critical information concerning data and interface modules, disks and volumes are directly displayed in your BMC Framework, the version 1.0.00 of IBM XiV KM for PATROL is now available to download.

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Watch the third episode of our series of video tutorials "Hardware Monitoring in Minutes".

In this new episode, Razeem simulates a fan failure on a HP BladeSystem C3000 which contains six fans. He first checks the values of the various parameters. Then, he uses a piece of wood to block one of the fans. An alert is triggered straight away with the status of the fan changing into "Failed". The annotation which appeared next to the associated graph provides further details.


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