RTView Core

For organizations that rely heavily on middleware, the ability to successfully detect, correlate and resolve issues related to their infrastructure can greatly help maximize the performance of business-critical services and the supporting applications.

SL’s RTView Core is a development environment for the rapid development and deployment of custom monitoring applications for the analysis, presentation, and control of real-time information. It enables application support teams to build sophisticated, interactive and custom monitoring applications with real-time and historical data from almost any enterprise data source. 

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RTView Core enables users to quickly deploy
sophisticated, custom monitoring applications
 

Capabilities

RTView Core includes tools for customization, integration and dashboard construction and comes with a number of example displays for the monitoring of performance metrics as well as adapters to real-time streaming and persisted performance data. RTView Core for users enables users to:

  • Rapidly design, create and deploy dashboards, reports and alerts across the enterprise with little programming

  • Customize specialized displays to fit the unique needs of each business

  • Consolidate monitoring across multiple domains and transports into central, high-level displays

  • Persist statistics and content to historical database for trend analysis

  • Customize the alerting functionality

  • Customize the reporting functionality

  • Implement command and control capability such as issuing commands or setting SNMP traps

  • Deploy displays in browsers, portals and mobile devices

RTView Builder

With RTView Core’s Builder, users can quickly create flexible, customized dashboards that provide at-a- glance access to critical business operation data. Using a point-and-click palette, users select from a variety of graphic objects and attach them to live and archived data. The Builder features a wide selection of meters, gauges, tables, graphs and scales.

  • Quickly configure displays through an intuitive WYSIWYG environment with minimal programming

  • Extend or customize any RTView display or alert

  • Implement control functions such as stop & start processes, issue commands, or restart engines or servers



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The RTView Builder provides uses greater flexibility
in customizing displays, reports, and alerts. 


Alerts

RTView features a sophisticated real-time alert engine that enables management and operational personnel to monitor the health and status of business operations. The alert engine can monitor conditions and perform automated actions from any available RTView data source. 
There are four alert types supported in RTView:

1. Limits alerts
2. Discrete alerts
3. Multi State
4. Event



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Alerts are easily created and configured in the Builder
with intuitive property dialogs

Automated Actions based on Alerts
Alerts can automate actions such as email, system commands, performing a SQL statement or sending JMS messages. Custom alerts are easily created in RTView using the Builder to add and configure properties.

Self Service Alerts
RTView provides support for self-service alerts, giving users the ability to modify threshold, duration and enable settings of alert definitions at run-time via an easy-to-use interface.

Alert Event Management
RTView provides an alert action audit feature to track actions taken by individual users to resolve situations related to active alerts.  Alert audits also help validate that correct actions were performed in a timely fashion when critical events occur and are often valuable for fine tuning work flow.

Historian

The RTView Data Historian enables more effective analysis of metrics by providing views of real-time data that is presented with historical context. The Historian is commonly used for:

  • Business, Operations and Performance Analysis
    Users can implement trend charts to view and compare current real-time data with historical values and perform calculations on a wide range of metric values over a long period of time.

  • Baselines & and Alerting
    Support teams are able to create alerts when current metrics are outside the normal range using historical data as the baseline.

  • Reporting and Audit Trails
    Create a database that you can leverage for a variety of reporting or auditing tools, and for surveying your historical data.


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The Data Historian allows users to track current metrics in
context with historical information for better understanding
of performance issues.

The Historian has data management features to enable users to reduce the amount of data stored through rules that define how the data is aggregated and compacted.

Data Adapters

RTView Core includes the following data adapters:

Real-time Data Adapters

  1.  XML
  2.  Message-oriented Middleware
  1. TIBCO EMS, RV, Hawk
  2. BusinessWorks, BusinessEvents
  3. Sonic MQ
  4. IBM MQ
  5. Oracle WebLogic
  6. Other JMS
  3.  Infrastructure & Application Data
  1. JMX
  2. WMI
  3. SNMP
  4. Oracle Coherence
  5. Round Robin Data (RRD)
  6. Log 4j
  7. Splunk
  8. TIBCO Hawk AMI
  
  4. Complex Event Streams
  1. Streambase

Persistent Data Adapters

1. SQL (JDBC, ODBC)
2. OLAP



Custom Data Adapter API

1. http://data
2. Flat File
3. Web Services
4. Generic polled
5. Generic asynchronous

Architecture


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