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RoSE_STAMON can increase your system availability in the following areas:
  • Security - access to files, logins by users, usage of sensitive commands, use of devices can all be verified and prevented continuously.
  • Networking - RoSE_STAMON monitors the status of networks and supports Stratanet, Stratalink, X25, Ethernet, Token Ring and SNA (including APPC).
  • Operations - a single PC screen will provide a comprehensive view of the status of the system, from a general 'Green-Light' to which particular device is out-of-service etc.
  • Automation - when an abnormality is detected, it can be corrected immediately and automatically. This facility allows you to build user knowledge into your RoSE_STAMON configuration
  • Auditability - a full history is maintained of when statuses change, when operators respond to those changes and what they do.
  • Availability - service-level reports detail the availability of important resources and services, e.g. application systems, print spoolers, secondary storage devices, network uptime.

Selection of statuses managed by RoSE_STAMON:
  • Module Status. batch queues active? spoolers logged in? printers on-line? Other Modules online
  • Device Status. ATM lines out of service? login devices - configured correctly (privileged, login etc.)? tape drives in-use? financial-feed lines - logged in, connected.
  • File Status. Does a named file exist? Is it in-use? Are its access rights correct?
  • Disk Status. Is the disk mounted? duplexed? in verify mode? recovering?
  • Process Status. Is a process running? privileged? Is a named user logged in? Is a process being debugged?
  • Network Status. Are other modules up? links active? connections to Ethernet, Token Ring, SNA and X25 networks alive?
  • APPLICATION STATUS. The Application Programmer Interface supports application-specific statuses and alerts.
  • Time-of-Day Status. Automated scheduling for any system or application activity. For example: Is the stock market open?
  • RSN Mask Status. Is the RSN configured for login?

What happens when statuses change

  • Specified users can be Alerted when changes of state are detected. Alerts can be via pagers, email, RoSE_PC Interface, SNMP Network Managers or soundblasters
  • Corrective actions are executed either automatically or selectively by operator.
  • Changes in status values, and user responses to them, are maintained within a comprehensive audit and reporting facility.

User Interface
pager2 RoSE_STAMON is configured using standard table files on your Stratus and this configuration can automatically configure the RoSE_PC Interface on your PC. You can use a dumb terminal for the user interface if preferred.
  • A hierarchy of windows/screens which show, at the top level, a summary of the current states of each of the configured groups. Any of these groups can then be expanded to show the current states of each of the statuses within the group
  • Historical reports which show how statuses have changed over time, when abnormalities occurred, how long they lasted and who responded to them.
  • The values are displayed using a powerful hierarchical structure allowing all statuses to be shown on a single PC.
Multiple windows can be used to display the states of modules within a system, groups within modules and statuses within groups. A single red or green icon can display the state of your entire multi- module system or indeed multi-system Stratus Network.