Kisco Announces New System Monitoring Tool for IBM i

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Kisco Information Systems today announces a new system monitoring tool for the IBM i platform. iEventMonitor lets you watch your IBM i system for important events and then send out alert messages to let the right people know about the events in real time. Gone are the days when an IBM i shop can afford the luxury of a system operator sitting at a console monitoring the system for unusual events. iEventMonitor helps to fill that void by taking over many critical system monitoring processes.


iEventMonitor can watch any message queue in the system. This includes the critical QSYSOPR system operator message queue and the security event message queue QSYSMSG. A monitor can be set to watch for critical events based on a minimum severity level. When a qualifying message arrives at the message queue, iEventMonitor will send out an alert message. Provision is made to ignore true operator messages for things like forms changes and printer interventions.


Alerts can be sent as email messages, text messages or a break messages. Multiple recipients can be specified. For break messages, you just specify a user profile and the software checks to see if that user is signed onto the system before sending them a break message wherever they are working. In addition to watching message queues, iEventMonitor can keep an eye on your system disc space. If that space varies by a percentage that you specify, then an alert is sent advising that a critical disc space change has happened giving you

time to react before a system shutdown. The disc space alert works for both disc space increases and decreases.


You can also configure iEventMonitor to keep an eye on critical database files in your system. It can send alerts when records are added, changed, deleted or even just read. File alerts can be detailed (sent for each event) or summarized and only sent after each nth event.


iEventMonitor alerts can also be added directly into your own CL programs by using Kisco’s standard format commands for sending alerts.

The software is compatible with systems using IBM’s V5R4 software release and higher, including i/OS 7.2.


Complete product information is available at iEventMonitor pricing starts at $395.00 for a single partition license and topping out at $595.00 for an LPAR license. LPAR pricing lets customers implement the software in multiple partitions on a single serial number. Kisco Information Systems offers a free 30-day evaluation of the product that can be downloaded with complete software documentation from To obtain a free evaluation on CD call Kisco at (518) 897-5002 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..