News: Hyperic releases HQ 2.0 management/monitoring solution
Hyperic HQ is an enterprise management/monitoring solution that includes HQ Server and HQ Agents that monitor the web servers, application servers, databases and operating systems on your computers.
- Posted by: Javier Soltero
- Posted on: March 07 2005 00:26 EST
Hyperic HQ 2.0 adds a completely redesigned portal user interface, new automatic problem identification technology, and a number of new plugins. Designed with feedback from some of the most sophisticated IT departments in the world, HQ 2.0's new features allow users to better understand how machines, servers, and services impact each other's performance and availability and provides them with the means to help identify and resolve problems before they become unmanageable.
Ever wonder how changes in the requests per minute of your webapp affect the amount of CPU and resident memory used by your container's JVM? Want to know how Linux shared memory characteristics affect the memory utilization of multiple JVMs on a single machine? Ever have an application that crashes periodically without any obvious signs of the events leading up to the failure?
HQ 2.0's new monitoring interface allows each user to build personalized monitoring views focused on answering these and many more questions. This release combines HQ's powerful non-invasive monitoring capability with a visual metaphor which helps users understand the interactions between machines, servers, and services.
HQ 2.0 also introduces a new problem identification mechanism based on a continuously updated model of the behavior of every metric collected from your infrastructure. This allows HQ to identify and call out deviations from the trends of any of the many metrics that it collects, helping users anticipate problems before they become unmanageable, as well as highlighting resources requiring immediate attention.
HQ 2.0 also includes a number of new plugins for products such as VMWare ESX and GSX, JBoss 4.0, Exchange, Bind, NTP, and more. The 2.0 plugin infrastructure is also the first to offer an open API called the Plugin Development Kit. The PDK includes example plugins which allow all users to develop their own HQ plugins.
HQ 2.0 is available as a fully functional evaluation copy capable of managing 3 machines. We invite you to download and experience the latest advancements in management technology.
- Hyperic releases HQ 2.0 management/monitoring solution by analog boy on March 09 2005 08:52 EST
- Hyperic releases HQ 2.0 management/monitoring solution by analog boy on March 10 2005 06:18 EST
- development or production? by Javier Soltero on March 10 2005 10:17 EST
is this tool primariliy for development or monitoring in a live environment? Can you describe how it monitors the different components and what overhead could be expected when monitoring?
For what its worth, I've installed the server on a windows machine and an agent on a linux machine and this app works really well. The only item that I'd like to be able to monitor that I haven't been able to figure out so far is tomcat's clustering. Has anyone else got that running yet?
HQ is designed to be used to monitor production environments. The first thing our engineering team does when implementing a plugin to manage a product is figure out what interfaces that product exposes for that purpose. This way we're not asking folks to instrument their apps in any way. In the case of tomcat, we use JMX to monitor the different components, and we access the JMX data through a webapp which we ask you to install. The reason for this is that Tomcat doesnt expose those JMX stats to remote clients (at this point anyway) and the varying levels of JMX support from 4.1.x to 5.5 make it a bit more difficult for us. Other technologies have a much simpler approach (such as JBoss which does expose JMX metrics through a remote adaptor).
Our website and architecture specs explain some of this info in more detail.
You can also email support at hyperic dot net if anyone has any questions regarding setup or proper operation.