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Monitoring tool on HP-UX

Hi all,

What is the most widely used monitoring tool we use on HP-UX for measuring metrics like CPU,Memory,I/O, Virtual memory and networks ? How do we collect historical data from single and different servers to view in single screen ? Is there any tool to view them in web or GUI ?

Thanks,
Manoj
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Re: Monitoring tool on HP-UX

Glance will give your real time stats, Performance Monitor will give you tools to review history.

Both cost $$$ and need to be purchased from your HP reseller.

And no, they're not cheap.
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Respected Contributor Respected Contributor

Re: Monitoring tool on HP-UX

Hi Manoj,

Glance is the BEST, and widely used monitoring tool in HP-UX for CPU, memory,I/O, virtual memory and netoworks.



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Re: Monitoring tool on HP-UX

Hi Manoj:

As already noted, 'glance' is probably the best tool for HP-UX. It is architected for and to understand the HP-UX kernel. A nice overview is present in this presentation:

http://h20338.www2.hp.com/enterprise/downloads/Glance.pdf

In my option, the price you pay to license 'glance' is worth every penny (or whatever currency you use).

Regards!

...JRF...
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Re: Monitoring tool on HP-UX

There are several primitive tools on HP-UX such as vmstat, top, sar, lanadamin, etc and with a *LOT* of work writing scripts and reading docs to understand how to interpret results, you can probably get what you need. But single screen? Any screen? You've got to wrote a lot of code to present the data. Or you can send the data to a PC and use Excel to create graphs.

Or you purchase the Glance products and look at the nice graphs.
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Re: Monitoring tool on HP-UX

Hi Manoj,

To view real time performance monitoring: HP Glance Plus (Motif GUI and Terminal console)

To get the real time performance data of remote nodes: cpsh and mpadv (Available as part of Glance Plus installation)

To collect the historical system performance data: HP Performance Agent

To view historical data of different servers in a single node: HP Performance Manager (Web Interface)

HTH
Muru
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Re: Monitoring tool on HP-UX

Apropos monitoring, for hardware related monitoring you can use IRSS / SFM together with SMH and HP SIM.

Insight remote support (IRS)
System fault management (SFM)
System management homepage (SMH)
System Insight Manager (SIM)

Hope this helps!
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Re: Monitoring tool on HP-UX

I use "cacti" for monitoring hp-ux. I install cacti hp-ux template for cacti to measure cpu, memory, disk usage, lan network traffic and...
And it illustrate them on Graph...

Also it is a open-source software which you can receive for free...

-Arvin-
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Re: Monitoring tool on HP-UX

Hi Manoj,

If you want better solution go for glance.

If you want cheaper solution use spotlight from quest software.

Regards,
Aneesh
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Re: Monitoring tool on HP-UX

addendum....

Quest Trial Download...
http://www.quest.com/spotlight-on-unix-linux/


Regards,
Aneesh
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Re: Monitoring tool on HP-UX

Uptime is also a good monitoring tool for hpux but licensed.
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Re: Monitoring tool on HP-UX

http://www.uptimesoftware.com/flashdemo/flashdemo.php

you can download the trial version and check it yourself
Advisor

Re: Monitoring tool on HP-UX

What formula or ratio or critical values should be identified as bottleneck while monitoring different things ?
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Re: Monitoring tool on HP-UX

For network monitor you can use nettl ;

HP-UX provides the nettl command to perform network tracing and logging. By default, a basic level of tracing and logging is activated at boot time:

# nettl -status
All Subsytem Tracing:

# nettl -start
Initializing Network Tracing and Logging...
Done.

# nettl -traceon all -entity all -f /manoj/mytrace


# nettl -stop

And yoıu can read via formatted output with netfmt

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Re: Monitoring tool on HP-UX

Manoj,

This is the best answer i can give. Glance and gpm are the best real time monitoring tools. Perfview and MeasureView are good Data Collection performance tools. ipcs/ipcrm, mount, nice/renice are good performance administration tools. So it depends on what kind of monitoring you want to do.

Regards
Ismail
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Re: Monitoring tool on HP-UX

Mr. Arvin E.,
it's possible to attach the HP-UX template that you use with CACTI?
Thanks in advance
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Re: Monitoring tool on HP-UX

Manoj,

 

Sightline Systems collects much more than the basics that you mentioned for HP-UX and offers  configurable data retention polices for keeping your historical data. The browser based console (EDM) allows you to visualize data from different systems on one screen.

 

Jim

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Re: Monitoring tool on HP-UX

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Hello,

most widely used tool :

#Top

#vmstat

#sar

#iostat

etc ...

most commercial tool used to monitor single HPUX node :

#Glance

GUI and Web based HP tool :

IRS, HP SIM , HP SMH

Open Source Tool :

Nagios, cricket ,webmin

 

It always depend on your needs

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