PowerVM monitoring plugin

Verax NMS & APM PowerVM management plugin enables easy monitoring, alerting, health check, management and performance reporting for hardware running IBM PowerVM virtualization, logical partitions (LPARs) and VIOS (Virtual I/O Server).

The plugin uses SSL-encrypted command line interface connecting to IBM HMC (Hardware Management Console).

General CEC information

Verax NMS & APM: PowerVM monitoring - VIOS virtual devices

The plugin enables monitoring and provides a graphical view of HMC-managed CEC (Central Electronics Complex) directly in the Verax NMS & APM, including:

  • Software: HMC hostname and system name, operational state, etc.
  • Hardware: processors (total, unassigned), memory (total and unassigned), etc.

Logical partitions

The plugin enables monitoring and provides a graphical view of PowerVM partitions directly in the Verax NMS & APM, including:

  • Name, OS (operating system), OS version and power state (running, not activated, etc.)
  • CPU Information: processing mode, compatibility, virtual CPU configuration (minimum, assigned, maximum)
  • Processing units: minimum, assigned, maximum, shared pool name, sharing mode, etc.
  • LPAR CPU and memory usage
  • Memory: mode (e.g. dedicated, shared) minimum, assigned and maximum usage
  • IO Devices: assigned partition, DRC name and description
  • Virtual Ethernet: slot, virtual switch and MAC address information

VIOS (Virtual I/O Server)

The plugin enables monitoring and provides a graphical view of VIOS (Virtual I/O Server) directly in the Verax NMS & APM including:

  • Virtual devices: SVSA, client partition, status, physical device, etc.
  • Storage pools: name, size, type, current allocation, etc.

Sensors, counters and alarms

The plugin provides predefined templates for most commonly monitored PowerVM counters such as:

  • CPU and RAM (per LPAR)
  • Partition healthcheck sensor (monitoring if a LPAR is running and in a healthy state)

See also

VMware ESX/ESXi/vSphere management plugin »

Microsoft Hyper-V management plugin »

Citrix XenServer management plugin »

Amazon Web Services (AWS/EC2) management plugin »