Q:How does Galileo Monitor Power and what metrics are collected?
A: With Galileo Performance Explorer for IBM Power, organizations can identify performance and configuration issues before they happen, locate exhausted or underutilized resources and easily isolate problems. Galileo’s Suite of Power Agents (AIX/VIO, Linux on Power or IBMi) can be installed on any LPAR you would like to monitor, giving you a comprehensive view of across your infrastructure. With Galileo Performance Explorer for Power you will have easy access to:
Key Galileo Power (AIX/VIO, IBMi & Linux on Power) Agent Resources:
- QuickStart Guide – requirements are for VMware installation (also see summary below)
- Power Data Sheet & Metrics – Agent benefits by dashboard & List of metrics available in Galileo.
With Galileo Performance Explorer for IBM Power, organizations can identify performance and configuration issues before they happen, locate
exhausted or underutilized resources and easily isolate problems. Galileo’s Suite of Power Agents (AIX/VIO, Linux on Power or IBMi) can be
installed on any LPAR you would like to monitor, giving you a comprehensive view of across your infrastructure.
With Galileo Performance Explorer for Power you will have easy access to:
– Four Dashboard Views: Enterprise, Analytics, Explorer, Tag Manager
– Trending & Reporting for Strategic Use Cases: AI Infrastructure Planning, Capacity Management, Cloud Migration, Data Center Migration, Health
Assessments, High Performance Computing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Performance Optimization, Server Consolidation
– Deep Frame & LPAR Metrics: Virtual/Physical Adapters, Shared Processor Pools & SEA Metrics
– Quick & Easy Navigation: Toggle Between Frame & LPAR Views
Within Galileo’s Enterprise Dashboard, users can quickly see an extensive breakdown of all physical and virtual asset information and out-of-the-box trending performance summaries. Galileo also offers multi-vendor agents for operating systems, storage, database, SAN and cloud to give you a single pane of glass picture of your environment.
Galileo’s Analytics Dashboard provides pre-built and in-depth reporting functionality to access the health of your Power Servers. Pre-built Health, Misconfiguration (adapters, disks, code level changes) and Waste reports for all AIX, IBMi and Linux LPARS. Any rules that show breaches are organized by severity and can be further investigated and drilled into with related visual-intuitive charts to assist in troubleshooting. This dashboard enables you to be proactive in preventing issues or misconfigurations before they become critical.
The Explorer Dashboard of Galileo Performance Explorer provides extensive data metrics of the Power Server (Frame and LPAR). Our related systems technology allows users to easily navigate between Frame and LPARS views and rapidly discover actionable insights into your Power infrastructure. Whether on-prem, in the cloud or a combination of both, compete visibility into extensive Power metrics including Virtual/Physical adapters, Shared Processor Pools and SEA Stats are available for each Power Frame. For IBMi environments we also track active jobs, asp’s and disk stats and more!
The Tag Manager allows users to group and tag assets that meet a specific business requirement. Each tag is accessible in any of the dashboards described above to view configuration, performance and capacity of any asset within the defined tag for valuable insight into business priorities such as a cloud migration, data center migration, merger/acquisition planning, capacity management, health assessments, server consolidations or Power Upgrades.
Installation, Collection & Bandwidth
– AIX, Linux and VIO are simple and light to install (rpm). Typically, less then 250MB is required on the LPAR. Galileo is certified to run on the VIO.
– Galileo’s OS agents collect data from the assets inherent data utilities, such as topas_nmon, fcstat and netstat.
– Data is collected in one-minute samples and sent every 30 minutes over port 443 outbound only. Data files are, on average, 50KB in size.
– Once installed, the IBM Power agents performance, capacity and configuration data can be accessed via the Galileo site.
– Configuration Metrics: Model, Serial Number, Firmware, Processor Type & Speed, Active & Installed CPUs, CPU Pools, Active LPARs, Network Interfaces, Fiber Adapters
– CPU: Host Physical CPU Utilization Summary, Shared Usage + Dedicated Allocation, Dedicated Capped Allocation + Donated/Shared Usage, Host CPU (Virtual/Core) Percent Busy, Host CPU (Entitlement) Percent Consumed, Host CPU (Logical) Percent Busy, Host Run Queue
– Shared Processor Pools: Max CPUs by Pool, Total CPU Consumed by Pool, Pool 0 – CPU Consumed by LPAR
– Memory: Host Real Memory Allocation, Memory Used & Memory Free, Host Virtual Memory Allocation & Utilization, Host Computational Memory Used
– Paging: Host System Page-Ins & Page-Outs, Host Memory (Scan/Free Ration)
– Network: Host Network Receive + Send Throughput, Host Network Packet Receive + Send Throughput
– Shared Ethernet Adapters: Host SEA Network Receive + Send Throughput, Host SEA Network Packet Receive + Send Throughput
– Physical FC Adapter: Physical FC Total + Read + Write Throughput, Physical FC Total + Read+ Write Transfers
– Virtual FC Adapter: Virtual FC Total + Read + Write Throughput, Virtual FC Total + Read + Write Transfers
– Tape: Host Tape Read + Write Throughput
– Disk: Host Disk Reads + Writes Thoughput, Host Disk Total Transfers
– Configuration Metrics: OS Level, Kernel Version, Model, Serial #, Processor Type, Processor Speed, Partition Type, Partition Mode, CPU Pool, Entitlement/Weight, Virtual CPUs, Memory, Ent (Min/Max/Des), vCPU (Min/Max/Des), Mem (Min/Max/Des), GPE Agent, Network Gateway, Network Interfaces, Fiber Adapters, Tape Drives, Disks, Filesystems, Active VGs, Active LVs
– Capacity: Filesystem & Volume Group Capacity Free/used
– CPU: CPU Logical Utilization, CPU Virtual/Core Utilization, CPU Entitlement Utilization, Run Queue/Processor Queue Length
– Commands: PID Count, Thread Count, CPU % Busy, Memory Used, Memory % Used, Memory Virtual Used
– LPAR: CPU Consumed vs. Entitlement, Entitlement, Shared Pool Utilization, LPAR Weight
– Memory: Real Memory, Virtual Memory/Paging Space, Memory Use Percent, VMM Parameters, Large Page Memory Size + Pages
– Paging: System Paging, Filesystem Paging, Memory (Scan/Free Ratio)
– Process: Processes (Context Switch/system Calls), Process (Forks/EXECs)
– Network: Network Throughput Summary, Network Packets Summary, Network Receive + Send Throughput, Network Receive + Send Packets, Network I/O Erros
– Shared Ethernet Adapters: SEA Network Throughput Summary, SEA Network Packet Summary, SEA Network Receive + Send Throughput, SEA Network Receive + Send Packets
– I/O Adapter: I/O Adapter Total Throughput, I/O Adapter Read Throughput, I/O Adapter Write Throughput, I/O Adapter Total Transfers
– FC Adapter: FC Adapter Total Throughput, FC Adapter Read Throughput, FC Adapter Write Throughput, FC Adapter Total Transfers, FC Adapter
Read Transfers, FC Adapter Write Transfers, FC Adapter Errors
– Tape: Tape Read/Write Throughput Summary, Tape Read Throughput, Tape Write Throughput
– Disk: Disk Read/Write & Transfer Summary, Disk Read Throughput, Disk Write Throughput, Disk Total Transfers, Disk Read Transfers, Disk Write Transfers, Disk Total Transfers, Disk Read Transfer Sizes, Disk Write Transfer Sizes, Disk Total Service Times, Disk Read Service Times, Disk Write Service Times, Disk Average Wait Time, Disk Average Wait Queue Depth, Disk Average Service Queue Depth, Disk Service Queue Full
– Filesystem: Host Filesystem Size, Host Filesystem Usage, Host Filesystem Percent Used, Host Filesystem Free, Host Filesystem Inode Usage, Host Filesystem Inode Percent Used
– NFS: Server v4 Statistics, Server v4 Statistics %, Server v3 Statistics, Server v3 Statistics %, Server v2 Statistics, Server v2 Statistics %, Client v4 Statistics, Client v4 Statistics %, Client v3 Statistics, Client v3 Statistics %, Client v2 Statistics, Client v2 Statistics %, Server Connection-Oriented RPC Statistics, Server Connectionless RPC Statistics, Client Connection-Oriented RPC Statistics, Client Connectionless RPC Statistics
– GPFS Node Throughput & Operations: Node Throughput, Node Read & Write Operations, Node Open & Close Operations
– GPFS Node Waiters & Open Files: Node Waiters, Node Open Files
– GPFS Filesystem Throughput: Filesystem Throughput, Filesystem Read & Write Operations, Filesystem Open & Close Operations