Tuesday, October 15, 2013

IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Monitoring 7.7 highlights

This is a short summary of the key new features and capabilities available in SCAPM 7.7.

These are are a view of the highlights we have found so far.

SCAPM 7.7 Overview:

What I know so far:
1.  NO APM UI 7.7 yet that I can find.  

2.  ITCAM for Transactions 7.4
1.  RPT 8.3  support.  
2.  Client Response Time is out.
3.  Rational Robot is out, RPT is the future.
4.  New WRT functions 
5.  ITM 6.3 is officially supported.
          6.  The agents have been updated to support SDA.

3.  Updated ITCAM for Applications 7.2.1

1.  ITCAM for SOA Message Broker and ITCAM for Transactions are sharing the same data collector.
2.  The J2EE Agents have not been updated yet.  They are still sitting at the 7.1 version.
          3.  Numerous FixPacks are now eGA which makes for the faster deployments. 

IBM Information:
 Capability Updates for this new Release: 
  • SOA Infrastructure : Enabling Line of Business Service Reporting in a Multi-tenant Datapower Infrastructure.           
  • End-user experience management  : Visibility to end user experience with proprietary applications, featuring custom decoder plugin capability for Transaction Tracking.
  • Extended Transaction Tracking capability to CICS TX.
  • Enhanced Transaction Tracking support for Websphere MQ to Message Broker.
  • Improved Diagnostics platform currency (JBoss 5, & 6, Tomcat 7, WebLogic 12, NetWeaver 7.1, WAS 8.5.5, WXS 7 & 8, WSRR 8.0.2)
- Currency Updates :
  • Rational Functional Tester 8.3, Rational Performance Tester 8.3, Message Broker 8, ASP.NET 4, SAP NetWeaver 7.31 and 7.4 & Siebel 8.1.x and 8.2.x. SAP NetWeaver 7.3.1/7.4, SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3.1/7.4, SAP  Solution Manager 7.1
  • Support for the new architecture (MAI) of SAP Solution Manager 7.1.

Future :  Shortly we will be announcing our new open beta program which will cover the following capabilities:  
  • Reduces application downtime by putting lightweight deep-dive diagnostic capabilities into the hands of application developers, making it practical for them to perform production-like monitoring in test and development environments, as well as obtaining that same deep level of visibility in production.
  • Expands Application Performance Management platform coverage to include new cloud technology capabilities for application resources.
  • Extends traditional application performance capabilities beyond the data center into self-service public and private clouds.
  • Dynamically recognizes new instances of rapidly provisioned applications, and automatically expands and contracts the Application Performance Management infrastructure to respond to fluctuations in demand.
  • Accelerates problem resolution through rapid analysis of structured and unstructured application data.

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