AbsMessage Helps Keep Shaw Broadcast Services Running
How Shaw Broadcast Services uses absMessage for their Centralized Message Management and Resource Analysis.
Today's IBM i environments are increasingly complex. More and more critical enterprise applications and services are being moved to and hosted on the IBM i. In addition, many sites run several LPARS and it is not uncommon for a site to have to monitor several hundred or thousands of system messages daily. Monitoring the activity and resources of this complex environment is critical. absMessage is a monitoring solution for Power Systems including AS/400, iSeries, and System I, that centralizes and automates resource and message monitoring, available through green screen, java GUI, Web Console, and smartphones or tablets - all available in one comprehensive solution.
SEA offers one of the leading tools on the market to help automate IBM i (AS400 / iSeries) system monitoring, and eliminate system-related surprises and headaches. Now you can monitor and react to messages and critical system resources like processing, disk space or jobs, or create alerts on jobs and utilities. An operator, for example, can set an alert to email them that a backup was successfully completed, and can reply to any messages via the platform of his choice - 5250, desktop GUI, web or smartphone.
absMessage message management software provides a centralized view of messages for your local or networked IBM i machines. Users can define colors for each server or LPAR to be displayed in the absMessage network console. This gives operators the ability to sort messages in an easier and more efficient way. In addition to the system color coding, absMessage also color codes the messages that enter the console. Pending and critical informational messages appear in red, and inquiry messages that have been replied to or acknowledged appear in yellow.
Using a built-in email and pager client, absMessage IBM i monitoring software gives your organization the advantage of being notified once a message is generated on the system. Do you have SLA’s established? Not a problem, you can setup escalation intervals and have multiple people notified that a message has gone unanswered. Not only can notifications and escalations be sent out, absMessage scripts can automate complex responses to messages. Scripts can conditionally reply to messages, execute commands or programs, as well as issue messages. absMessage filter processing can execute different scripts for the same message under different circumstances. For example, you may want to take action on the first occurrence during business hours, and a different action during off hours.
The absMessage Web Console gives IBM i users the ability to view messages on multiple systems from any internet web browser. Using the absMessage Web Console you can manage your system messages in a local view for a single system and a network view for multiple servers. The absMessage Web Console also gives you the ability to view archived messages separately from live messages.
SNMP traps can be sent to SIEM products such as HP Openview, IBM Tivoli, and SCOM.
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