Network trace analysis
with the ZOS package

ServicePilot nettrace-zos

What is NetTrace z/OS monitoring?

Technological environments have evolved with the rise of microservices, containerized apps, different programming languages and their dependencies. Monitoring products relying on logs or "trace profiling" no longer cope with production application of increasing complexity and massive amounts of logs or traces to analyze. Application architecture and code shifts over different network hops and layers make it hard for DevOps and Production engineers to grasp precise and standardized application performance host visibility, especially in the case of ephemeral instances and underlying infrastructure.

Despite language, framework or application topology changes, the network layer remains the fundamental layer on which applications converge, regardless of an application's complexity and heterogeneous stack.

With this in mind, ServicePilot has designed a package to summarize Server Interface Flow statistics collected from a single interface, in order to identify any application activity or suspicious behavior on the specified server interface.

It allows automatic:

  • Monitoring of the Server System metrics
  • Retrieval of detailed metrics for each interface
  • Analysis of global host traffic
  • Discovery and monitoring of all your applications
  • Creation of infrastructure and application service maps

As a result, the ServicePilot NetTrace z/OS package and its agent can be installed, providing engineers immediate automated APM value without any changes to production application code.

NetTrace z/OS monitoring

The nettrace-zos package allows you to collect z/OS network conversations from a remote NBA for z/OS agent.


  • Network activity metrics for host and services (conversations, bps, tcp rejects, packet loss, ...)
  • Real-time flow maps between hosts