Xtremesoft AppMetrics & Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM)

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AppMetrics

and

Operations Manager

(New name for MOM)

Working Together to Maximize Your

Application’s Availability

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Working Together: Operations Manager (OM) and AppMetrics

Operations Manager

is a Management Framework


Its key strength is gathering a
broad array

of events and
metrics

(a distributed event manager) from:


Operating Systems


Windows 2000 & 2003 Server, Windows NT & UNIX with NetIQ XMP’s


Network Protocols


DHCP, DNS, RAS, WINS


Microsoft Technologies


Active Directory, IIS, Terminal Services, MSCS, MSMQ


OM can also manage MS
packaged applications

such as:


Microsoft Exchange Server


Microsoft SQL Server

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But What About Your

Custom Business Applications?


If you need to know what’s going in the operating environment around
your custom application, then you use Operations Manager (OM)


But you will also need to know whether your custom application is
successfully operating and transacting business, as intended. This is when
you are going to need AppMetrics, with OM.


“Microsoft is relying on other vendors to provide the ‘expert knowledge’ for
more complex application management issues”, consultant.


Which is why, when it comes to managing custom developed business
applications, Xtremesoft’s AppMetrics and OM, is the solution.


“AppMetrics is a great MOM Complement”, consultant.

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Operational Management

Microsoft

.NET Servers

Storage

Mgmt

Security

Management

Hosting

Mgmt

Network

Mgmt

Change

Mgmt

Base server

management

provided by

Microsoft

Value added and

other ‘expert’

management

provided by ISVs

(like Xtremesoft)

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Working Together: Operations Manager (OM) and AppMetrics

Xtremesoft’s AppMetrics is a
Focused Solution


AppMetrics is geared toward managing applications based on:


COM+


.NET Serviced Components


AppMetrics collects detailed, application specific events and
metrics from your custom business applications


Collates them from the
perspective

of your application


Gives you a
business
view


Enables you to maximize your custom application’s effectiveness and
availability


AppMetrics can feed these alerts to OM

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Technologies

Packaged Apps

System

AppMetrics focuses on …

Windows 2000

Active Directory

MSMQ

IIS

MSDTC

DHCP

CPU

Memory

Disk

Network

File System

Print

Exchange

SQLServer

OM does Events & Metrics for Operating Systems

OM does Events & Metrics for Technologies

OM does Events & Metrics for MS
Packaged Applications

Custom Developed Apps

Custom Developed Apps

MONITORED BY AppMetrics

Your legacy Custom


Application on

COM+

Your new

Custom Application

Using .net

ServicedComponents

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What Exactly Does This Mean?


Operations Manager is the general practitioner


Information that can tell you that
an application server

is hosted sick (or
dead)


AppMetrics is the specialist


It can diagnose and pinpoint why something is happening and do so
proactively


An application’s CPU or memory use is exceeding a threshold:

a designated
transaction is
taking too long:

a particular
component

is aborting or failing:
a components
method

hangs.


Data is by

application
, not just by server

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Custom Application

Key Business Events & Metrics


Operations Manger (OM) won’t tell you about business
transactions:


Shopping cart transaction count?


Purchase order approval duration?


Credit card approval abort count?


Invoice transmission failed? (Automatically resubmit?)


These are your front office business transactions, and represent
real dollars and opportunities


Not your back office infrastructure!


You need to manage both!

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Business Value

$$$

The Value Of
AppMetrics

System

System

Operating

System

OM tells you
that disks are
spinning, CPU’s
aren’t pegged,
network packets
are flowing…


System

System

Technology

OM tells you
DHCP, DNS,
Active
Directory,
WINS, and
MSMQ, are up
and running…


System

System

Packaged

Applications

Optional OM
management
packs let you
know SQL
Server database
records are
being
successfully
written and
Exchange Server
e
-
mail works…

System

System

Custom

Applications





AppMetrics tells
you that the
business logic in
your custom
application is
transacting
successfully…

(or not!)


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Xtremesoft’s

Relationship with Microsoft


Xtremesoft has worked closely with Microsoft over the years
to build the most comprehensive solutions for their platform


Microsoft Platform Technology Development Teams


Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS) and COM+


.NET Enterprise Services and the .NET CLR


Microsoft Product Development Teams


Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) and Application Center 2000


BizTalk Server


Microsoft Support and Services Teams


Prescriptive Architecture Guidance (PAG) Group


Premier Support Services Middleware Integration Team


Microsoft Consulting Services and the Microsoft Technology Centers


Microsoft IT Operations Teams


Microsoft ITG ACE Team

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In Summary


Operations Manager (OM) is used when you want to manage
the:


Base operating system


Infrastructure technologies


Packaged applications


AppMetrics manages:


Your custom developed, critical business applications


Providing finer granularity on key MS transactional technology and
propagating it to OM