Velocity Software, Inc. is recognized as
a leader in the performance measurement of z/VM and Linux on z.
The Velocity Performance Suite consist of a set of tools that
enable installations running z/VM to manage Linux and z/VM
In addition, many components of server farms can be
measured and analyzed. Performance data can be viewed real-time
through the use of either 3270
or a browser.
The CLOUD Implementation (zPRO) component is designed
for full cloud PaaS implementation as well as
to extend the capabilities of the z/VM sysprog (system programmer)
to the browser world. This feature moves system management to
the point-and-click crowd. Archived data and reports can be
kept available of long term review and reporting usine zMAP.
The zVPS, formally ESALPS, components consist of:
zMON (formally ESAMON - real-time display of performance data),
zTCP (formally ESATCP - SNMP data collection),
zMAP (formally ESAMAP - historical reporting and archiving),
zVWS (formally ESAWEB - z/VM based web server),
zTUNE (a subscription service),
zVIEW (formally SHOWCASE - web based viewing of performance data),
zPRO (new to the quality line of Velocity Software Products).
Velocity continues to work with other software vendors to ensure
smooth interface with or from other products such as
VM:Webgateway, CA-Webgateway, EnterpriseWeb, MXG, MICS.
Velocity software remains the leader and inovator in the
z/VM performance, Linux performance, Managing cloud computing
Velocity Software has added zVSE to its performance
management suite. As the industry leader in z/VM
performance management for over 30 years, and as the
industry leader in Linux on IBM Z performance management for
almost 20 years, many zVPS installations have requested support
of z/VSE metrics in our modern and flexible graphical interface.
As of October 21, 2019, Velocity Software has announced VSEMON,
a no-charge feature of zVPS.
VSEMON has many benefits that should appeal to everyone from
the performance specialist to management.
VSEMON builds on existing technology and adds significantly more
function to what has been provided for z/VSE
by Velocity Software in the past.
IBM in z/VSE 4.3
provided snmp functionality and an snmp mib that provides system
level data. This requires setting up snmp and allowing zVPS to collect
Velocity Software provides an snmp extenstion that provides details
on each partition.
Velocity Software provides an additional
snmp extenstion that provides job information used for chargeback
and capacity planning. CPU and I/O information are included for each
job and job step.
In conjuction with Barnard Software, the TCPIP stack from BSI now
includes a network snmp mib that maps directly into existing network
management functionality already provided by Velocity Software. VSE
is now included in the network management component of zVPS.
As a result of providing CICS support for z/OS, this support is now
provided to the zVSE customers as a component of VSEMON. This support
provides high level as well as detailed transaction reporting for
performance analysis, diagnostics, capacity planning and operational
alerts. This support is implemented as a VSAM exit that sends
the CICS SMF records to zVPS via the internet TCP protocol.
CSI International in conjunction with
Velocity Software now provides an application mib. Velocity Software
has a Statement of Direction (SOD) to support this mib as soon as
Performance Database: All zVSE data is maintained in the
standard zVPS performance database for an long as desired (and disk
space provided). This allows for capacity planning graphics, chargeback,
and other historical reporting.
Velocity Software provides a demonstration site to show how easy
it is to view performance management data. The following
provides an instant view into z/VSE performance monitoring.
VSEMON will be available as part of zVPS Version 5, currently in beta,
and expected to be completely available in November of 2019.
z/VSE Version 6.1 and above are supported.
If you would like to
evaluate VSEMON, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org