Maxava’s web-based console for monitoring and supervising IBM (News - Alert) i server and HA environments, maxView, has been upgraded with a rewrite in the latest version of HTML, HTML5, a move aimed at bettering the products turnaround. The upgrade will allow for real-time management of IBM i functionalities like edits, changes and running of commands while on the go.
The ability of HTML5 to directly interact with hardware without the need to reference other scripting languages allowed Maxava’s software engineers to give maxView Manager the ability to color-code alert categories and set designated alert thresholds or exclude individual configurations from an alert. The bright side of this is that IT experts can filter out a test configuration from regular data and also vary auto-refresh timing to suite their preferences.
The solution comes in three versions; maxView Lite, which is a free GUI console that can show the status of key IBM i server performance metrics, maxView Monitor, which builds on the capabilities of Lite and can display information about status of HA replication and failover readiness without actually managing it, a task that is left for the ultimate version- maxView Manager.
“Maxava’s latest version of maxView is a further example of how we’re committed to providing Maxava customers with the smartest, easiest to use tools that enhance the functionality of the Maxava HA/DR suite by delivering quick and easy monitoring,” said Peter Kaina, Maxava’s Technical Service and Development Director. “We also provide the unmatched ability to control complex commands whenever and wherever required – even the capability to activate a role-swap from a handheld device.”
The ultimate maxView Manager in HMTL is available as a member of the Maxava Enterprise + HA/DR suite for tablets and smartphones. Other formats supporting PC, tablet and hand-held devices are also on distribution while a simplified version of the maxView “Lite” running on iPad or iPhone (News - Alert) can be downloaded for free from the App store.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman