IBM Cloud App Management V2019.3.0 is generally available on September 27, 2019. It is also released as a part of the IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management V1.1.0. Find out new features and enhancements as below.

New agents

  • Cisco UCS agent
    The Monitoring Agent for Cisco UCS provides you with an environment to monitor the health, network, and performance of Cisco Unified Computing Systems (UCS). The Cisco UCS agent provides a comprehensive way for collecting and analyzing information that is specific to Cisco UCS and required to detect problems early and prevent them. For information about configuring the agent after installation, see Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) monitoring.
  • JBoss agent
    The Monitoring Agent for JBoss offers a central point of management for your JBoss environment or application. The software provides a comprehensive means for gathering the information that is required to detect problems early and to prevent them. Information is standardized across the system. You can monitor multiple servers from a single console. By using the JBoss agent you can easily collect and analyze JBoss specific information. For more information, see Configuring JBoss monitoring.
  • Microsoft Cluster Server agent
    The Monitoring Agent for Microsoft Cluster Server provides capabilities to monitor the Microsoft Cluster Server in your organization. You can use the Microsoft Cluster Server agent to collect information that is related to cluster resource availability, such as cluster level, cluster nodes, cluster resource groups, cluster resources, and cluster networks. The agent also provides statistics for cluster resources usage, such as processor usage, memory usage, disk usage, and network usage. For information about configuring the agent after installation, see Configuring Microsoft Cluster Server monitoring.
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server agent
    The Monitoring Agent for Microsoft SharePoint Server provides you with the environment to monitor the availability, events, and performance of the Microsoft SharePoint Server. Use this agent to gather data from the Microsoft SharePoint Server and manage operations. For information about configuring the agent after installation, see Configuring Microsoft SharePoint Server monitoring.
  • MongoDB agent
    The Monitoring Agent for MongoDB provides monitoring capabilities for the usage, status, and performance of the MongoDB deployment. You can collect and analyze information such as database capacity usage, percentage of connections open, memory usage, instance status, and response time in visualized dashboards. For information about configuring the agent after installation, see Configuring MongoDB monitoring.
  • MySQL agent
    The Monitoring Agent for MySQL provides monitoring capabilities for the status, usage, and performance of the MySQL deployment based on the 2 top level resources classification.

    • MySQL Database
      On the Database Resource, you can view and analyze the information specific to different databases of your MySQL Server, such as Table Count, Database Size, ProcessList Details, Events data and others.
    • MySQL Instance
      On the Resource page, you can view all the instances for MySQL and analyze information such as Percentage of Active Connections, Slow Queries, Bytes Received vs Sent, Error Details, CPU, Memory Usage and others.

    For information about configuring the agent after installation, see Configuring MySQL monitoring

  • PostgreSQL agent
    The Monitoring Agent for PostgreSQL monitors the PostgreSQL database by collecting PostgreSQL metrics through a JDBC driver. The agent provides data about system resource usage, database capacity, connections that are used, individual status of running instances, statistics for operations, response time for SQL query statements, database size details, and lock information.For information about configuring the agent after installation, see Configuring PostgreSQL monitoring.
  • SAP NetWeaver Java™ Stack agent
    The Monitoring Agent for SAP NetWeaver Java Stack monitors the availability, resource usage, and performance of the SAP NetWeaver Java Stack. The agent can monitor SAP NetWeaver Java Stack deployment scenarios such as single host – single instance, single host – multiple instances, multiple hosts – single instances, and multiple hosts – multiple instances. You can analyze the information that the agent collects and take appropriate actions to resolve issues in the SAP NetWeaver Java Stack.
    For information about configuring the agent after installation, see Configuring SAP NetWeaver Java Stack monitoring.

Agent and data collector enhancements

  • Agents and data collectors can be deployed for IBM® Multicloud Manager
    You can install and configure agents and data collectors after you deploy the Cloud App Management Klusterlet for IBM Multicloud Manager. For more information, see Deploying agents and data collectors for IBM Multicloud Manager.
  • Expanded platform support for agents
    • Solaris Sparc
    • Linux for Power Systems (pLinux)
    • Linux for Power Systems Little Endian (pLinux LE)
  • Db2® agent
    • Added support for Solaris Sparc 11.
    • Added support for RHEL 7 on Power Linux Little Endian (pLinux LE) (64 bit).
    • Added support for Db2 Server Version 11.5.
  • Unified Agent
    More plug-ins have been enabled on the Unified Agent. By deploying the Unified Agent, you can monitor IBM App Connect Enterprise and IBM MQ that are deployed in IBM Cloud Private environment, NGINX and Redis workloads, and IBM API Connect application. For more information, see Unified Agent.
  • Kubernetes data collector
    In previous releases, you deployed the cloud data collector for monitoring the applications in your Kubernetes environment, including NGINX and Redis. The Unified Agent is now used to deploy NGINX and Redis plug-ins. The cloud data collector has been renamed to Kubernetes data collector and you no longer configure NGINX or Redis monitoring with the Kubernetes data collector.
  • Runtime data collectors enhancements
    • Added the support of Flask framework in Python data collector.
    • Added OpenTracing sampling and Latency sampling in runtime data collectors including Node.js data collector, Liberty data collector, J2SE data collector, and Python data collector.
  • Digital experience monitoring (DEM, previously called RUM)
    RUM (Real User Monitoring) is renamed as DEM and has the following enhancements:

    • A more simple deployment method of enabling and disabling DEM. For more information, see Configuring digital experience monitoring (DEM) for Liberty applications.
    • Added the Browser dashboard that can be navigated from the Service dependencies topology or the Related resources widget.
      • In the Browser dashboard, you can view real user experience data, including golden signal and latency breaking down.
      • Browser view is context-sensitive. You can view browser metrics of the Kubernetes service where you navigate from.
      • In the Browser dashboard, you can filter by browser type.
  • New Synthetic test types
    The following three new synthetic test types are now available:

    • Scripting REST API synthetic test: Test and monitor a number of REST APIs in a sequence using a node.js script.
    • Web page synthetic test: Test a single web page for availability and browser response time.
    • Selenium script synthetic test: Test simulated user interactions with your web application.

Agent and data collector enhancements

  • Integration with IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management
    The IBM Cloud App Management integration with the IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management provides you with more application and cluster visibility across the enterprise to any public or private cloud. You can improve your IT and application operations management with increased flexibility and cost savings, and intelligent data analysis driven by predictive signals.
  • Support for IBM Power LE with IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management
    The Cloud App Management server now supports running on IBM Power LE as part of the IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management.
  • Data retention
    Data retention refers to the number of days that data samples are saved for viewing in the Resources dashboards. In earlier releases the default setting was 32 days. Now the default setting is 8 days. You can configure a different data retention setting during Cloud App Management server installation or upgrade. For more information, see About data retention and summarization.
  • Data summarization
    Summarizing data enables you to perform historical analysis of data over time, examine trends, and do high level capacity planning. During Cloud App Management server installation or upgrade, you can now enable summarization for agents that support it: Linux KVM agent, Linux OS agent, UNIX OS agent, and VMware VI agent. For more information, see About data retention and summarization.

Cloud App Management console

  • Resource groups
    You can now create resource groups based on resource type, such as Kubernetes Service, or by selecting individual managed resources and then assign to thresholds. For more information, see Managing resource groups.
  • Thresholds
    The missing, match, and not match relational operators were added for threshold conditions that use text metrics. The average and count functions are available for aggregate metrics. You can also define a reflex action to take place after an event is opened. For more information, see Managing thresholds.
  • Resources view
    The Cloud Resources tab has been removed. The ICAM Data Collectors dashboards are now accessed through the Resources tab.
  • Topology view for Kubernetes services with dependencies
    In the Resource Dashboard, for Kubernetes services with dependencies, you can now navigate from the Service Dependencies widget to a Service Dependencies topology view. For more information, see Service dependencies topology view.
  • Monitoring IBM Tivoli® Monitoring data providers
    If you have issues with your Tivoli Monitoring resources producing data, there might be an issue with the data providers for these resources. You can verify the status (online or offline) of the resource data providers from the Resource dashboard.
    You can also quickly view other information about Tivoli Monitoring data providers in one view on the Monitoring Data Providers page in the Cloud App Management console. For more information, see Monitoring the status of your Tivoli Monitoring data providers.

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