Agents Sysload: How are metrics defined ?

Document ID : KB000103699
Last Modified Date : 05/07/2018
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Introduction:
The documents listed below describe the different metrics used for each type of Sysload agent:
  • Sysload Agents for Operating Systems
  • Sysload Agents for Windows
  • Sysload Agents for UNIX & Linux
  • Sysload Agent for VMware Host
  • Sysload Agent for VMware Cluster
  • Sysload Agent for PowerVM
  • Sysload Agent for IBM Vios
Question:
How are metrics in Sysload defined ?
Answer:
  • Sysload Agents for Operating Systems

Please note that this agent does not exist as such. The document groups diagnostic metrics exposed by System Agents (Agent for Windows, Agent for Unix, Agent for OS400).
Please refer to the specific documents of each system agent to see the definition of the associated metrics.
Metrics definitions: sysload_agents_for_operating_systems_metrics.pdf​

 

  • Sysload Agents for Windows

The agent monitors the Windows servers. An agent represents a Monitored Object (the server on which the agent is installed).
Note: In addition to the counters listed below, the agent exposes diagnostic metrics. Please refer to the "Agents for Operating Systems" document for a summary describing these metrics.
Metrics definitions: sysload_agent_for_windows_metrics.pdf

 

  • Sysload Agents for UNIX & Linux

The agent monitors the Unix and Linux servers. An agent represents a Monitored Object, (the server on which the agent is installed).
Note: In addition to the indicators listed below, the agent exposes diagnostic metrics. Refer to the "Agents for Operating Systems" document for a complete description of these metrics.

Important: The agent exposes a common list of metrics for each Unix and Linux server. The availability of the metric depends on the distribution of the operating system. See "Agent for Unix, Administrator Guide" for details on the availability of metrics by OS type.
 
  • Sysload Agent for VMware Host

The agent monitors the VMware hosts.
Metrics definitions: sysload_agent_for_vmware_host_metrics.pdf

 

  • Sysload Agent for VMware Cluster

The agent monitors the VMware Clusters.
Metrics definitions: sysload_agent_for_vmware_cluster_metrics.pdf

 

  • Sysload Agent for PowerVM

The agent monitors the PowerVM.
Metrics definitions: sysload_agent_for_powervm_metrics.pdf

 
  • Sysload Agent for IBM Vios

The agent monitors the IBM VIOS servers. An agent represents a Monitored Object, (the server on which the agent is installed).
The following commands are used to trace the metrics:
netstat -v
 
fcstat
Additional Information:
Documentation about Sysload metrics is available here