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Remote Reporting in Performance Measurement and/or Analysis

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114216D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rothermel, R: AUTHOR

Abstract

This articles describes the remote reporting feature of the Report Measurement Facility (RMF). The feature provides the possibility to monitor all systems belonging to a sysplex: 1. It is part of the online reporting in Monitor III and shows the data from every system belonging to the sysplex on one single system (single point of control). Thus, it avoids the need to logon to every system from which data is required. The RMF control address space and the data gatherer for Monitor III need to be running in the remote system. The primary challenge for system management products is to present the sysplex as a single system image which allows the user to interact with the sub-components as though they were one image.

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Remote Reporting in Performance Measurement and/or Analysis

      This articles describes the remote reporting feature of the
Report Measurement Facility (RMF).  The feature provides the
possibility to monitor all systems belonging to a sysplex:
  1.  It is part of the online reporting in Monitor III and shows the
       data from every system belonging to the sysplex on one single
       system (single point of control).  Thus, it avoids the need to
       logon to every system from which data is required.  The RMF
       control address space and the data gatherer for Monitor III
need
       to be running in the remote system.
      The primary challenge for system management products is to
       present the sysplex as a single system image which allows the
       user to interact with the sub-components as though they were
one
       image.  With this approach the user is enabled to get access
to
       the data at one single point in the sysplex.
  2.  It shows real time data in the same way as from the local
system.
       Furthermore, it is able to create reports based on historical
       data archived on the local system.
  3.  It avoids a single point of failure (reduces loss of data),
       because "zooming" into another system is possible from every
       system within the sysplex, thus no dedicated "master" system
is
       necessary.  The collection and recording of the measurement
data
       remains on each system and thus provides continuous
availability
       of performance management in the sysplex.
  4.  It creates minimal system overhead, because it keeps the
       "traffic" between the systems low.  The data from a specific
       system remain on that system, there is no "main" system that
     ...