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Tip: Monitoring Java

In addition to the in-depth operating system metrics that Sightline collects for virtually all platforms, Sightline can collect and analyze performance metrics for many Java J2EE servers including IBM WebSphere Application Server and RedHat JBoss. This allows alerting, analysis and reporting of all the critical metrics related to EJBs, JMS Queues, Connection Pools, memory and threads. Find issues faster and track them down using the advanced analytics found only in Sightline. Click here for details.

Tip: Display the Sum of a Metric Across Multiple Data Sources

Q: Can I display the sum of a metric across multiple data sources?
A: Yes. Visualization in EDM includes a sum across data sources feature. When you create a chart, click the Sum Across Data Sources checkbox. Add the chart to a template, then create a report using that template and assign multiple data sources to the report. When the report is displayed, the target metric(s) will be summed for all of the data sources selected in which it appears.

In the example below, the metric IIS Log Requests per Second is summed across ten data sources on the left, and shown per data source on the right.
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Sightline Releases Enterprise Data Manager 3.0

Sightline Systems Corporation is pleased to announce the General Availability of Enterprise Data Manager (EDM) version 3.0. Sightline EDM provides centralized data collection, alerting, archiving and summarization for data collected by Sightline Power Agents and Interface Agents. EDM also provides a web-based interface for data visualization, root-cause analysis and and Agent administration and configuration.

EDM 3.0 contains significant new features, including:

  • Correlation – EDM now includes correlation across multiple data sources with time shifting and the ability to plot correlating metrics from the results.
  • Event data viewing – Users can now view Event data from within the EDM user interface.
  • Explain Metric – Metric descriptions are now available in the EMD user interface.
  • Web Service Layer – EDM includes the initial release of web services for EDM. The web services allow for remote management of EDM, Power Agents and data extraction.
  • JBoss 7 Monitoring – EDM 3.0 ships with agentless performance metric collection for JBoss 7.

Sightline releases EA/V 9.0

Sightline Systems Corporation is pleased to announce the General Availability of Sightline Expert Advisor/Vision (EA/V) version 9.0.  EA/V is the analysis component of the Sightline performance software suite. For complete details about this release, please review the release notes located on the Sightline software downloads page.

EA/V 9.0 includes a new optional Power Agent for monitoring Citrix XenServer.

Sightline releases updated Power Agents for Windows Systems

Sightline Systems Corporation is pleased to announce the release of updated Sightline Power Agents for Microsoft® Windows® systems. The following versions of the Power Agent have been released:

Version 6.4.32.13 for Windows 2008 Server x86 64-bit systems
Version 6.4.30.13 for Windows 2008 Server x86 systems
Version 6.4.25.16 for Windows 2003 Server x86 64-bit systems
Version 6.4.17.16 for Windows 2003 x86 systems

Recent releases of the Sightline Power Agents for Windows Systems include interfaces to collect performance data from SMI S compliant storage arrays, ftScalable storage arrays, and network devices that support SNMP. This release has also been verified against Windows 2012.

Sightline Releases Power Agents for Solaris Systems

Sightline Systems Corporation is pleased to announce the General Availability of new Sightline Power Agents for Solaris Systems. These new releases include several fixes and updates, such as overflow detection and correction, and weighted averages in the Log File Interface Agent.

Sightline releases EA/V 8.0.5

Sightline Systems Corporation is pleased to announce the General Availability of Sightline Expert Advisor/Vision (EA/V) version 8.0.5.  EA/V is the analysis component of the Sightline performance software suite. For complete details about this release, please review the release notes located on the Sightline software downloads page.

Sightline Releases Power Agents for Windows Systems

Sightline Systems Corporation is pleased to announce the General Availability of the following components of the Sightline Performance Management Solution.

  • SightLine Power Agent version 6.4.17.13 for Windows 2003 Server (x86)
  • SightLine Power Agent version 6.4.25.13 for Windows 2003 Server (x86_64)
  • SightLine Power Agent version 6.4.30.10 for Windows 2008 Server (x86)
  • SightLine Power Agent version 6.4.32.10 for Windows 2008 Server (x86_64)

Sightline Systems releases Version 6.4.x Power Agents for Windows Systems

Sightline Systems Corporation is pleased to announce the General Availability of the following components of the Sightline Performance Management Solution.

  • Sightline Power Agent version 6.4.17.11 for Windows 2003 Server (x86)
  • Sightline Power Agent version 6.4.25.12 for Windows 2003 Server (x86_64)
  • Sightline Power Agent version 6.4.30.8 for Windows 2008 Server (x86)
  • Sightline Power Agent version 6.4.32.9 for Windows 2008 Server (x86_64)

These releases include metric and Event data updates, performance enhancements, and more. The Sightline Power Agent for Windows 2008 Systems (64-bit) includes an ftScalable Interface Agent. Contact your Sightline representative for details, or view the release notes at supportweb.sightline.com.

Sightline Power Agents for Windows Systems

The Sightline Power Agents for Windows Systems were released on November 20, 2011. Four Power Agents were released, to run on Windows 2003 systems (32-bit and 64-bit) and Windows 2008 systems (32-bit and 64-bit). These Power Agents include the new SNMP Interface Agent as well as the new SMI-S Interface Agent.