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Monitor any application and any server, anywhere, with Sentra

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Holistic Monitoring

The ‘single pane of glass’ enterprise monitoring solution – Sentra – utilizes agents, deployed onto remote systems within your network and retrieves data in real-time for instant analysis, reporting and escalation. The benefit of this approach makes it much more efficient than a single monolithic collection program.

Encompassing various types of agents across multiple platforms enables you to see the ‘bigger picture’ all from within a single Sentra browser based console.

Example top-level Hypervisor

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Management, configuration and deployment is performed via the Sentra interface, resulting in the provision of charts, dashboards, alerts, rules, reports and query engines.

To obtain a complete picture of service availability, agents can be deployed to multiple locations across your network.

Payments Monitoring

Capture of all BASE24 ATM / POS transactions is stored in the Sentra SQL database and is completely secure and PCI compliant.

Real-Time Dashboards


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NCR Authentic and BESS payments can also be monitored, whether these reside on Linux, Oracle, or HPE NonStop.

Authentic Real-Time Dashboard

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Performance Counters

On non-Windows platforms, key performance indicators such as CPU usage, processes and disk space can be collected into performance counter format.

Sentra simultaneously monitors these key performance metrics across multiple platforms and operating system types.

NonStop Real-Time Dashboard

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HPE NonStop EMS Event Data

The HPE NonStop operating system and its applications are richly instrumented through EMS events and these event logs, both Primary and Alternate, can be monitored for any new events.

Utilising Sentra’s query engine, events can be queried down to cause, effect, recovery, both real-time and historical.

XML Data Collection

A general purpose XML agent can be configured to parse arbitrary XML data into a hierarchical structure of Sentra SQL tables and fields.

The configuration screens automatically create the SQL database tables needed to store a given structure. The agent can collect XML data from files, MQ queues or from IPM messages sent directly to it.

A series of these XML agents can be deployed to key monitoring points (waypoints) within a payment processing infrastructure to monitor transaction volumes and trends, payment volumes and trends and end-to-end processing times.

Rules can be configured to monitor service level compliance and abnormal processing volumes.

XML Configuration for monitoring by Sentra

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This article has focused on just a couple of the multiple agents that Sentra provides. Other Sentra enterprise agents include:

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