What is IBM AIX Server?
Advanced Interactive eXecutive, often juste called AIX, is the proprietary Unix OS (Operating System) commercialized and developed by IBM since 1986.
IBM AIX Server monitoring
This package is designed to monitor an IBM AIX Server using SNMP.
ServicePilot uses SNMP to monitor IBM AIX Server in terms of:
- System: CPU and Memory utilization
- Storage: Logical Disk and Physical Disk utilization (Optional)
- Network: Interface status and utilization (Optional)
SNMP Servicemust be configured (Security: read-only SNMP community and allowed host must be set) and started on each target device.
Network Flows - It is necessary to ensure network connectivity between ServicePilot and the monitored device.
UDP/161 (SNMP): Between ServicePilot Agent and IBM AIX Server
ICMP/Echo Request (Ping): Between ServicePilot Agent and IBM AIX Server
UDP/162 (SNMP Trap): (Optional) Between IBM AIX Server and ServicePilot Agent
Before adding a resource to monitor, make certain that all pre-requisites are in place.
Follow the documentation to add a resource to ServicePilot.
Key field notes
IP address/FQDN: specify the IP address, host name or FQDN for the server, as resolvable by the machine on which ServicePilot Agent is running
ICMP Ping: Include ICMP Ping reachability and latency
Interfaces: obtain network interface status and utilization details
Interface Filter: include only network interfaces with network connection names matching this pattern. If the first character of this field is a ! then exclude interfaces instead. The field is a | separated list of interface network connection names with * wildcard characters allowed. If the pattern starts and ends with / then this field is a regular expression instead.
Filesystems: obtain filesystem utilization details
Mountpoint Filter: include only filesystems mounted with names matching this pattern. If the first character of this field is a ! then exclude filesystems instead. The field is a | separated list of mountpoint names with * wildcard characters allowed. If the pattern starts and ends with / then this field is a regular expression instead.
Physical Volumes: tick to get statistics for all physical disks
In the Policies tab, specify the policy or policies to apply to the resource
How to install a ibm-aix resource?
- Use your ServicePilot OnPremise installation or a SaaS account.
- Add a new ibm-aix resource via the web interface (
/prmresources) or via API (
/prmpackagespage), the default ServicePilot agent or another agent will be provisioned automatically.
Details of the ibm-aix package are located in the
/prmpackagespage of the software.
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By correlating the technology IBM AIX with APM and infrastructure monitoring, ServicePilot is able to provide a more comprehensive view of an organization's IT environment.
This allows IT teams to quickly identify and diagnose issues that may be impacting application performance, and take corrective action before end-users are affected.
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