Monitoring Portal Applications

Recently, I was evaluating Application Monitoring vendors. Assuming, the majority of the applications are Portal based. Looking at the vendor landscape, I looked up the following vendors

* IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager (ITCAM)
* Wily Portal Manager
* Identify's AppSight

I scored the vendors based on the feature set provided, integration with best of breed tools in respective categories, spectrum of applications (software and hardware) that can be monitored, reporting facilities, dashboard's and portal monitoring and integration.

I had thought, tools from IBM will score high, but I was surprised when Wily Portal Manager along with Intrascope Powerpacks and Extensions came neck to neck with IBM and Tivoli tools and even managed to beat in some of the categories.

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Anonymous said...

Can you or your readers elaborate more on the benchmark? which features were missing in each? which were unique? what level of expertise is needed to operate those tools?

Munish Gupta said...

The benchmark criteria categories were

* Application Server Monitoring
* Java/J2EE Transaction Monitoring
* Database Monitoring
* Server Management
* Script Monitoring
* Mail Server Monitoring
* Services Monitoring
* WebServer Monitoring
* WebSite Monitoring
* Manager Console/Dashboard
* JMX Dashboard
* Applications Discovery
* Performance Management
* Root Cause Analysis
* User Administration
* Add-on Product Integration
* Multilingual Support
* Alerts
* Ease of Use
* Support for Portal Server

Anonymous said...

So what were your conclussions? Did you actually use all of these products, or was the evaluation based on information available over the Internet?

Munish Gupta said...

We ended up using the Tivoli IT CAM as the client was already using Tivoli Performance Viewer and was able to get the IT CAM at good discount.

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