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This book describes several tools available for monitoring InterSystems IRIS® data platform.

The following chapters describe how to monitor InterSystems IRIS with tools included with InterSystems IRIS:

  • Monitoring InterSystems IRIS Using the Management Portal describes how to monitor the many metrics displayed on the System Dashboard of the Management Portal, which shows you the state of your InterSystems IRIS instance at a glance.

  • Using the Diagnostic Report describes how to generate a Diagnostic Report and send it to the WRC.

  • Using Log Monitor — Log Monitor monitors the InterSystems IRIS messages log for entries of the configured severity and generates a notification for each. These notifications are written to the alerts log by default but can instead be sent by email to specified recipients.

  • Using System Monitor — System Monitor is a flexible, user-extensible utility used to monitor an InterSystems IRIS instance and generate notifications when the values of one or more of a wide range of metrics indicate a potential problem. System Monitor includes a status and resource monitor, which samples important system status and resource usage indicators and generates notifications based on fixed statuses and thresholds; Health Monitor, which samples key system and user-defined metrics and generates notifications based on user-configurable parameters and established normal values; and Application Monitor, which samples significant system metrics, stores them in local namespace globals, and generates notifications based on user-created alert definitions. Alert notifications written to the messages log by System Monitor and Health Monitor can be sent by email using Log Monitor; Application Monitor alerts can be configured for email by the user.

The following chapters describe how to monitor InterSystems IRIS with system routines:

The following appendixes describe how to monitor InterSystems IRIS with various third-party tools:

For detailed information, see the Table of Contents.

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