Improving operations and reliability of application software utilizing automated monitoring and scheduling
When your applications must be running 24 x 7 ! Often, today’s business applications must be available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.Whether it is to support global information exchange, Internet applications, or automatic-teller machines, IT managers are looking for a totally available business solution. With high-availability hardware platforms becoming more affordable, the challenge becomes providing the same automated insight for the Business Application software.
The Solution: FC Process-Overseer takes continuous availability to the next level – the application. This advanced software solution automatically restarts failed applications and, at the same time, sends an alert notice to the operator. It also provides complete application status inquiry and stop/start capability.
FC Process-Overseer has been running in production at major stock exchanges, brokerage institutions, and retail distribution outlets for more than 20 years.Originally developed for the Stratus®fault-tolerant hardware environment, FC Process-Overseer was designed with one goal in mind – to provide the highest levels of availability for the processes that run the business.
High performance is key to the success of a mission critical application. Because FC Process-Overseer was designed by experts in high volume, mission critical transaction processing, it is implemented to use a minimal amount of system resources – with no performance impact on production.
FC Process-Overseer Benefits: ·Monitors applications on multiple Stratus modules from a single interface ·Automatically restarts applications in the event of failure ·Notifies operators when processes terminate ·Makes creating backup and test environments easy and mistake-proof ·Saves all information to log files ·Minimal performance impact ·A cost-effective solution Using FC Process-Overseer to Monitor and Restart Applications: FC Process-Oversee is simple and easy-to-use.There are no complex sets of commands to enter, and no complicated macros to write, modify, and test.You can manage any number of VOS servers from a single PC workstation, or VOS terminal.Alerts are sent automatically to the the SysAdmin (and/or other select users).All information pertaining to the failure is written to a log file for further investigation. Scheduling Multiple Tasks: Use FC Process Overseer to schedule your mission- critical applications to run 24 x 7, or to start and stop at particular times of the day, week, or year.Automatically schedule batch jobs to run when the production application terminates or at a special time, perhaps in the middle of the night.When your business requirements change, a few keystrokes can be used to revise the settings automatically.
Creating Multiple Environments: Costly downtime can result from the simplest of user errors when moving all of the applications from the test/development environment to production.Rolling back when that new environment has a problem can be a painstaking effort. Using FC Process-Overseer to configure multiple environments, from one easy-to-use operator interface, eliminates all this. Security: Because businesses may wish to restrict tasks such as process stop/start to selected staff members, FC Process-Overseer supports multiple levels of operator authority. Stratus®is a registered trademark of Stratus Technologies Bermuda Ltd.
This product is a comprehensive and easy-to-use management interface for controlling application processes on VOS.FC Process Overseer lets a customer set up sets of processes, specify the time of day they should start and stop, controls restarting processes that die, logs its activities, handles normal startup, shutdown, reboot, restart, and other process management functions. I'd have no hesitation recommending it to our Stratus customers.