IBM offers ARM instrumentation in most of the components of
its middleware stack. This
instrumentation provides considerable information about transaction
performance. In fact, you may be able to get all of the transaction data you need
using these existing ARM calls.
But you may need additional information
for some of your composite applications. If you do, we can add the instrumentation
you needwithout making any changes to the application.
We use the ARM standard to obtain the data you want and integrate it
with IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Response
Time Tracking (ITCAM RTT), so you can use Tivoli to monitor your entire
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Response
ITCAM RTT is an end-to-end transaction management solution that captures
performance data for all of your transactions, helping you visualize the
transaction's path through your application systems.
You can use this software to:
Monitor every step of a customer transaction as it
passes through the complex array of hosts, systems, and applications:
Web and proxy servers, Web application servers, database management
systems, and legacy back-office systems and applications.
Simulate customer transactions and collect performance
data to assess the health of your e-business components and
Receive prompt, automated notification of performance
Measure how users experience your Web site and
applications under different conditions and at different times.
Quickly isolate the source of performance problems as
they occur, so that you can correct problems before they produce
expensive outages and lost revenue.
There are several ways to monitor transactions with IBM
Tivoli Composite Application Manager (ITCAM):
Simulated or robotic transactions If you are new to
monitoring transactions, this is a good way to start. For a fairly simple
system, simulated transactions may be sufficient.
Actual end-user transactions Measuring real end-user
transactions delivers a more accurate representation of the end-user
End-to-end actual end-user transactions Monitoring real
transactions all the way from the browser through the enterprise, with
enough detail to perform root-cause analysis, offers the most advanced
We work with you to identify the approach that is most
appropriate for your situation and the product from the IBM Tivoli family
that best fits your needs. We assist you in selecting the transactions to
measure and determining what data is needed. If you need additional ARM
instrumentation to obtain that data, we insert the ARM calls you need using
RootCause. Then we configure the software and implement your monitoring