2 How does it work
DatacenterManager is designed to make your life as easy as possible, being in control again.
DatacenterManager installs in under a minute and no server changes are required to operate.
Adding server(s) to DCM is done by just providing a hostname, username and a password.
DCM will then logon to your server(s), inventory them and add them to a build-in database.
All servers and resources in the inventory will be polled every minute by the DCMPoller
(performance data collector) in the background (when turned on) and continuously update the
massive numbers of (maintenance free) Historical Data Archives, saved for at least one year. Per server this can be easily up to hundreds of resources to monitor!
The DCM Navigator is a highly powerful search instrument, allowing you to select an absolute or
relative period in time and any number of server-resources searching: “cpu” or “server1 diskio” or
“solaris storage” and the next moment, you have your exact trend analysis or performance stats. Searching for CPUIDLE (in general) gives you a single line-graph with e.g. hundreds of servers showing you instant datacenter CPU performance over any required period and value scale.
The Trend View shows the line-graphs the way you told the Navigator to show it! This means any combination of resources over any time period! You can move left / right in time or zoom in / out in time, move up / down on the
value scale or zoom in / or out on the value scale freely and your graphs are instantly and
seamlessly updated as if your graph is an endless roll of film moving back and forth in time.
Desktop or Client - Server Operation
DCM has a standalone desktop interface and network enabled client – server components for multi-user and
network distributed performance monitoring and management. This means in reality that you can set it up as a quick and stand-alone application monitoring your datacenter or you can setup a central server in use with multiple clients / users divided across your offices using the server simultaneously!
DCM also has a DatacenterCommander that allows automatic (parallel or sequential) execution of
any custom command or shell script on a large amount of selected servers in just seconds !
DatacenterManager © Copyright 2013 Author: Ron de Jong