Halcyon Launches Message Management Suite V3.0

Other Industry Solutions
Typography
  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

Halcyon Software today announced the launch of its low-cost iSeries monitoring and automation software, Message Management Suite V3.0. This is part of Halcyon's two-year technology development strategy to increase functionality, flexibility and continue to deliver added value solutions across all its software suites.

Using smart automation commands, Message Management Suite V3.0 effectively automates an organizations' response to a given situation whilst monitoring for application error messages and system critical messages in real time. Halcyon's new software, which replaces their previous offering Monitor Suite, now enables the monitoring of any TCP/IP device such as another server, partition, hub, switch, router or hand-held device. All message queues including system message, user message and device message, can now be monitored along with QHST--in real-time. This makes Message Management Suite V3.0 ideal for monitoring multiple systems, freeing up valuable resource time, and minimizing risk of human error.

Designed to appeal to outsourcers and systems operators at all levels, this cost-effective and feature-rich systems management software is designed to addresses real business needs, particularly in today's price-sensitive marketplace where many of us have to do more with less or more with nothing at all.  From business continuity and automatically highlighting events that occur, increased flexibility in scheduling event monitors to reflect working patterns and escalation policies through to enhanced audit trails and security journaling to maintain application integrity.

Unlike the basic system reply list, currently shipped with System i servers, Halcyon's Message Management Suite V3.0 addresses the fact that system critical information messages often go unnoticed on a busy system. They quickly disappear from the operator's screen amongst other routine messages, or their significance is lost on an inexperienced operator. Yet the effect of missing or ignoring a system critical event could prove disastrous for the operator, the department and the company.

Donnie MacColl, Halcyon's head of Technical Services said "it's much more than a system reply list Message Management Suite V3.0 takes a different action dependent on the occurrence of the message received. For example, if you had a VPN line failing you could retry it three times. If it still failed you could cancel it, vary it off, wait 30 seconds and vary it back on again automatically. If it failed again you could then be notified via SMS or email or via our graphical user interface (GUI); the Enterprise Console."

Whether it's alerting systems operators to impending disaster, such as suspension of disk mirroring or imminent disk failure, or informing you that a time-critical job has not yet finished, with smart automation, systems operators can "teach" Message Management Suite V3.0 how to respond to situations, even complex ones, as the software will automatically emulate precisely the actions of a very experienced IT operator.

Significant features of Message Management Suite V3.0 are its GUI and the ability to consolidate existing tools and have a single dashboard view of an entire infrastructure, regardless of location, which is ideal for high level management reporting. A comprehensive SLA reporting tool and system uptime tool that generates subsystem availability allowing outsourcers and systems operators to monitor multiple subsystems, at regular intervals. These, combined with "out-of-the-box" monitoring and alerting templates, which are shipped as standard, makes software automated operations possible within hours.

MacColl added, "The software is designed so that systems operators can install the software and test the configuration and PTFs without affecting their live environment. Plus our enhanced scheduling of resources allows systems operators to emulate on-call rotas and company working schedules, across multiple time zones making Message Management Suite V3.0 an efficient and robust operations tool."

Halcyon Software today announced the launch of its low-cost iSeries monitoring and automation software, Message Management Suite V3.0. This is part of Halcyon's two-year technology development strategy to increase functionality, flexibility and continue to deliver added value solutions across all its software suites.

Using smart automation commands, Message Management Suite V3.0 effectively automates an organizations' response to a given situation whilst monitoring for application error messages and system critical messages in real time. Halcyon's new software, which replaces their previous offering Monitor Suite, now enables the monitoring of any TCP/IP device such as another server, partition, hub, switch, router or hand-held device. All message queues including system message, user message and device message, can now be monitored along with QHST--in real-time. This makes Message Management Suite V3.0 ideal for monitoring multiple systems, freeing up valuable resource time, and minimizing risk of human error.

Designed to appeal to outsourcers and systems operators at all levels, this cost-effective and feature-rich systems management software is designed to addresses real business needs, particularly in today's price-sensitive marketplace where many of us have to do more with less or more with nothing at all.  From business continuity and automatically highlighting events that occur, increased flexibility in scheduling event monitors to reflect working patterns and escalation policies through to enhanced audit trails and security journaling to maintain application integrity.

Unlike the basic system reply list, currently shipped with System i servers, Halcyon's Message Management Suite V3.0 addresses the fact that system critical information messages often go unnoticed on a busy system. They quickly disappear from the operator's screen amongst other routine messages, or their significance is lost on an inexperienced operator. Yet the effect of missing or ignoring a system critical event could prove disastrous for the operator, the department and the company.

Donnie MacColl, Halcyon's head of Technical Services said "it's much more than a system reply list Message Management Suite V3.0 takes a different action dependent on the occurrence of the message received. For example, if you had a VPN line failing you could retry it three times. If it still failed you could cancel it, vary it off, wait 30 seconds and vary it back on again automatically. If it failed again you could then be notified via SMS or email or via our graphical user interface (GUI); the Enterprise Console."

Whether it's alerting systems operators to impending disaster, such as suspension of disk mirroring or imminent disk failure, or informing you that a time-critical job has not yet finished, with smart automation, systems operators can "teach" Message Management Suite V3.0 how to respond to situations, even complex ones, as the software will automatically emulate precisely the actions of a very experienced IT operator.

Significant features of Message Management Suite V3.0 are its GUI and the ability to consolidate existing tools and have a single dashboard view of an entire infrastructure, regardless of location, which is ideal for high level management reporting. A comprehensive SLA reporting tool and system uptime tool that generates subsystem availability allowing outsourcers and systems operators to monitor multiple subsystems, at regular intervals. These, combined with "out-of-the-box" monitoring and alerting templates, which are shipped as standard, makes software automated operations possible within hours.

MacColl added, "The software is designed so that systems operators can install the software and test the configuration and PTFs without affecting their live environment. Plus our enhanced scheduling of resources allows systems operators to emulate on-call rotas and company working schedules, across multiple time zones making Message Management Suite V3.0 an efficient and robust operations tool."

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS