q-status™ AIX Description

q-status™ AIX reports Data center summaries of servers, patch analysis networks and disks. q-status™ AIX Server summary lists all the data servers by processor speed, memory, attached storage and active network interfaces. Sumarize include system type and OS versions. Disk summary report displays the total disk space used and disk space available with dynamic filtering to display only the data, root and/or temp (/var) file sets of all the server in the data center at the same time. The disk summary report easily identifies which servers have the most free space available and which servers have the most disk space used. The Network Summary report identifies duplicate IP’s. The new Network Status report reports all server speed, and full or half duplex for all servers' network interface. Comparison of Network kenel parameters across multiple servers are displayed including default discrepancies.

Standard Unix Commands
Unix commands are executed within q-status™ AIX such as df and pkginfo. Each Unix server provides information to the q-status™ AIX software utilizing the Unix crontab - the Solaris background manager daemon. q-status™ Solaris utilizes a Java based encrypted SSH secure protocol without requiring any security hole to be open. This eliminates firewall communication and security issues with sockets or ports. q-status™ AIX is designed to process text files and display information in a Web page using a database that is created on the fly. Because q-status™ AIX utilizes a Java transfer method, ssh comminication pairs are not required and any password requirement is totally encrypted on both the client server and the q-Status™ AIX Web server.

What is Supported
q-status™ AIX incorporates Javascript objects which provide new sort and filtering capabilities.

  • Javascript objects sort fields in selection interfaces
  • search filter widget to quickly locate data in specific reports.
  • search function looks for patches, packages or general text items. Patch search identifies all servers where certain patches are installed or are not installed. It can perform greater than or less patch revision comparisons.
  • packages search can locate packages down to the version level. General text search supports parameter location by type such as hardware, network, volume manager item.
  • compare engine for hardware, software, patches, kernel as well as baseline comparisons (e.g. history)
  • server summary lists all the data servers by procressor speed, memory, attached storage and active network interfaces. IT also counts the number of server types and os version in the data center.
  • network summary by IP identifies duplicate IP's
  • network status summary which displays server network speed, full or half duplex and auto negotiate enabled
  • new parameter comparison module displays the values of the MTU configuration parameters and displays the current network attributes in the kernel. Comparsions against default values is also provided.
  • compares mutilpe servers network tunning parameters and indentifies discrepancies.
  • multi-function discrepancy report engine in all comparison modules to display "revision conflict", and "missing only" as well as identifying "discrepancies".
  • custom module examples including baseline comparison are included with q-status™ AIX.
  • raw data reports

Search Function
q-status™ AIX incorporates search capabilities. This includes searching for both patches and packages and their revisions. A general search functionality is provided which will search the RAW q-status™ text files to locate specific text strings. Filter types allow searches using "less than" or "equal to" or "not installed".

Compare Engine
q-status™ AIX provides simultaneous comparison of multiple servers for Hardware, Patches, Packages, Kernel, and Baseline discrepancies. The q-status™ multiple discrepancy filters allow separate views of missing or version conflicts.

q-status™ AIX Features
Feature q-status™
Hardware Configuration Yes
Server Summary Yes
Disk Configuration with multi-threshold bar graph Yes
Network Configuration Yes
Network Summary Yes
Network Status Yes
Network Attributes Parameters Comparisons Yes
Patch Comparison Yes
Package Comparison Yes
Kernel System Parameter Comparison Yes
Baseline Comparisons for hardware, patches, packages, network and kernel Yes
Ongoing Support/Maintenance and Regular Updates Yes
Search Functionality (e.g. patches, packages and general search) Yes
Server Grouping Display and Discrimination Yes
Discrepancy Reporting for all comparisons including Baseline Yes
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