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VitalSigns is the premiere tool for monitoring Domino, BlackBerry, and Sametime servers. VitalSigns gives you what you need-- peace of mind that Domino is working fine and advanced warning when it is not fine.
VitalSigns was designed to excel at monitoring Domino servers because that's what we do. Hear it from one of our customers:
Why I rely on VitalSigns
Top Four Benefits for Domino Administrators
1. Verifies that Domino servers will respond to Notes client requests (the most important thing that end users care about: is the server "alive"?)
2. Detects Pending and Dead Mail pileups by directly querying the mail.box files. This is the second-most important thing that end users care about: getting their mail. Now. (VitalSigns can also automatically delete dead mail, if desired.)
3. Verifies and manages IBM® Lotus® Notes® Traveler software aka “Traveler” which is rapidly becoming the most mission-critical Domino Server Task ever to be produced by IBM. Lotus Traveler tends to explode with demand, and if it goes down you are certainly going to hear about it.
4. Verifies and manages Domino server tasks-- the key subsystems of a Domino server-- including the ability to start missing tasks, stop prohibited tasks, detect task hangs, and even restart the server if key tasks are hung. The most important thing for administrators is availability. If the server is supposed to be hosting web applications and HTTP is hung, the server needs to be restarted as soon as possible and VitalSigns can do it for you and tell you when its over.
Windows Vista Windows 7
All Domino versions
All Domino platforms
32 or 64 bit
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Seven Key Measures of Domino Server Health
Lotus Domino is a unique platform and requires a monitoring tool designed specifically for it. There are five key areas of potential problems that we recommend all Administrators be aware of. They are:
VitalSigns independently verifies that Domino servers will respond to Notes client requests-- the most important thing that end users care about-- because it is a Notes client. It tracks response time and warns you when the server is getting sluggish.
VitalSigns automatically watches over key health statistics such as Server.Availability, Mem.Availability and Transaction Logging.
VitalSigns detects Pending and Dead Mail pileups by directly querying the mail.box files to absolutely make sure that the mail is flowing. You can even send test mail messages between servers for delivery metrics.
VitalSigns can also automatically delete dead mail, if desired.
IBM recommends that administrators periodically take the value of (Mail.Mailbox.AccessConflicts / Mail.Mailbox.Accesses) x 100 to determine if an additional mail.box file is needed. Who has time for this? VitalSigns does it automatically!
VitalSigns can produce a graph showing the biggest mail files across your enterprise or on specific servers.
VitalSigns automatically watches over the right metrics such as Replica.Cluster.SecondsOnQueue and Replica.Cluster.WorkQueueDepth to make sure that your cluster replicators are keeping up with their work load. If they aren't, and users fail over, key information could be missing and the help desk will get swamped with calls. Be prepared.
VitalSigns also makes sure that there is a replica of each database across cluster members, and can produce a report showing the document count and database sizes.
As the Server.Availiabiliy approaches the Server.AvailablityThreshold, your Domino server is getting closer to failing over Notes clients to another server. VitalSigns detects this and lets you know.
If the Domino server were a living body, then the server tasks would be the vital organs. A typical Domino server may have dozens of server tasks running at any given moment, such Agent Manager, HTTP, and Traveler, and Router. You need to make sure that they are all OK.
VitalSigns verifies and manages Domino Server Tasks, which means that it can automatically start missing tasks, stop prohibited tasks, detect task hangs, and even restart the server if key tasks are hung.
If your organization is running server tasks for compliance purposes, you can't take the chance that task might not be running!
Disk problems can bring a Domino server down or cause significant performance problems. VitalSigns automatically watches over available disk space, average queue length, and disk utilization, and warns you before trouble can strike. Click here for more info.
Every organization today is dependent on and vulnerable to the performance and reliability of their mobile communications infrastructure. Continuously available, timely and dependable mobile communications is a necessity for meeting clients needs and for effective team collaboration.
VitalSigns monitors the core components of your mobile communications system and places them into one easy to view module. Ensure that mobile devices are working and getting (sending/receiving) messages, know the number chat sessions going on within your IM system, secure lost devices, find out what OS is deployed on what device, VitalSigns provides full and transparent reporting though a graphical user interface, facilitating comprehensive management of a new cornerstone of the business world - mobile communications. Leverage the power of mobility for your enterprise and harness the power of VitalSigns to manage mobility securely and successfully.
Specifically, VitalSigns proactively watches over Lotus Traveler and BlackBerry on Domino. It automatically checks key metrics, such as ensuring you have sufficient HTTP Sessions, so you don't have to.
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