Application Metrics Monitoring

SL's RTView platform enables users to access application metrics through a broad array of protocols and technologies including JMX, WMI, log files and other application performance monitoring tools including end-to-end transaction monitoring, application performance analytics, and other end-user experience monitoring tools.

JMX-Enabled Application Monitoring

The RTView platform provides for high-performance management and monitoring of large JMX implementations, enabling the easy creation and deployment of highly customizable dashboards, analytics, alerts and reports based on both real-time and historical data from virtually any data source. With RTView, users are able to persist real-time JMX data to any relational database, allowing them to compare real-time information with historical information in the same dashboard.

RTView facilitates the monitoring of JMX-enabled applications by extending its packaged data sources to include access to JMX MBean attributes and operations. With RTView, users can:

  • Browse available MBean attributes and assign their values as input to a variety of graphical objects in a web-based dashboard
  • Archive MBean data for later analysis
  • Aggregate MBean attributes and other data sources to do things like provide subtotals over dimensions or time series
  • Synthesize new metrics from collections of individual metrics (e.g. alerts, averages, totals, etc.)
  • Define thresholds and actions based on MBean attributes or aggregated data
  • Create dashboards for managing specific applications by creating dashboards that include the ability to execute an MBean operation.
  • Specify automatic query rates for MBean attributes rather than require user interactive refresh

WMI-Enabled Application Monitoring

WMI is a set of Windows extensions that provides an operating system interface through which instrumented components of applications, including custom-built applications, can expose application performance metrics. WMI is implemented as a scripting language and can manage both local and remote computers.

The RTView WMI adapter allows users to enter these scripts to query metrics from any instrumented custom or packaged Microsoft application, including:

  • Infrastructure metrics (e.g. percent CPU usage, memory usage, file system space, etc.)
  • Windows event logs (on both local and remote computers)
  • Applications installed (on both local and remote computers)
  • SQL Server Events, availability, status and configuration
  • Microsoft Exchange servers
  • Microsoft IIS web servers