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Monitoring PowerVM with Dynatrace

  • 1.  Monitoring PowerVM with Dynatrace

    Posted Mon December 18, 2023 10:36 AM


    Anyone monitoring PowerVM with Dynatrace?? I would like some tips, especially how to monitor the SEA.

    Richard Fernandes

  • 2.  RE: Monitoring PowerVM with Dynatrace

    Posted Tue December 19, 2023 04:29 AM

    Hi Richard,

    A former employer of mine is using Dynatrace. Unfortunately I found it's capabilities for monitoring AIX & Power to be rather lacking at the time.  Has it's AIX agent improved?  Can it monitor syslog & errpt on AIX yet?  If it can at least monitor syslog now, you can create an ODM entry to forward errpt messages to syslog and pick them up from there.

    One thing I did notice quite a bit about Dynatrace, it's focus is on tracing & observability of applications (this is something it's really good at!!), not so much on monitoring infrastructure.  For monitoring infrastructure, I would recommend you look at different tools that are designed for that purpose.  I had put a script in place on AIX/VIOS to run each hour and send an email if detected any issues for that hour as a work-around for the deficiencies of Dyantrace in this regard.


    Phill Rowbottom