HP-UX Monitoring

The HP-UX monitoring module allows NeoLoad to retrieve system information from HP-UX platforms during a load test, using either the Telnet or SSH protocol to connect to your servers.

The HP-UX module has been validated on HP-UX 11.

Features

  • Preconfigured Monitoring: Each module ships pre-configured with the performance counters tailored to your system.
  • Threshold Alerts: NeoLoad provides threshold values –derived from industry best practices- to raise the appropriate alerts.
  • Agentless Monitoring: The design of our monitoring modules, based on industry standards, ensures non-intrusive remote monitoring.
  • Real Time: The counter values and the threshold alerts are available as soon as the test is run.
  • Import: Import data from external monitoring tools.

Note: All the modules are included with the free edition.

Performance Counters

NeoLoad opens a session on the server and uses system commands to retrieve the performance counters.

The available counters are divided into 3 categories:

System

  • CPU User. User time for normal and low priority processes. Breakdown of percentage usage of CPU time.
  • CPU System. System time. Breakdown of percentage usage of CPU time.
  • CPU Idle. CPU idle. Breakdown of percentage usage of CPU time.
  • Interruptions Count. Device interrupts per second (nonclock).
  • Context Switch Count. CPU context switch rate (switches/sec).
  • Processes Runnable. The numbers of processes in run queue.
  • Processes Sleeping. The numbers of processes blocked for resources (I/O, paging, etc.).
  • Processes Swapped. The numbers of processes runnable or short sleeper (< 20 secs) but swapped.

Memory

  • Active virtual pages.
  • Free List Size. Size of the free list.
  • Pages Reclaims Per Second. Report information about page faults: page reclaims per second. (average each five second).
  • Address translation faults. Report information about page faults: Address translation faults per second. (average each five second).
  • Processes swapped in. Processes swapped in per second. (average each five second).
  • Processes swapped out. Processes swapped out per second. (average each five second).
  • Pages paged in. Pages paged in per second. (average each five second).
  • Pages pages out. Pages paged out per second. (average each five second).
  • Pages freed per second. Pages freed per second. (average each five second).
  • Anticipated short term memory shortfall. Anticipated short term memory shortfall. (average each five second).
  • Pages scanned by clock algorithm. Pages scanned by clock algorithm per second. (average each five second).

Disk.

Monitors for the disk section are available per peripheral device. A device picker is included in NeoLoad:

  • Kilobytes transferred per second. The number of kilobytes transferred per second.
  • Seeks per second. The number of seeks per second.
  • Millisecond per average seek. The number of milliseconds per average seek.

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