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Status Submitted
Workspace IBM i
Categories System Management
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 19, 2024

Static Monitors against a policy on IBMi

  1. Instana is not able to handle static monitoring. Some monitors are static in nature like which are contractually setup on each LPAR based on application and ITSS security requirements.  We have some policies setup on the IBMi system and we monitor against each policy and alert in case of deviation from the policy. Here are some of the requirements under static monitoring:      1. Monitor User Profile Status     - *Enabled/*Disabled
  2.  System Values   - DSPSYSVAL command outout  
  3. Compare number of days until password expired for user profile    - we setup an alert when profile is nearing expiry.   
  4.  Distribution Queue status. - WRKDSTQ
  5. Network Attributes    - Check if certain IPs/ports are reachable
  6. Detect user profile storage spike/threshold.   - Check for storage spikes on user profiles
  7. Command Defaults - We setup a policy for IBMi command defaults. Whenever a command is changed or deviated from policy create alert.
Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Apr 30, 2024
    Note, everything you mention is all achievable with the Administration Runtime Environment - ARE support that is part of the IBM i OS.

    We will also make the Instana team aware.
  • Admin
    Carmelita Ruvalcaba Cevallos
    Apr 16, 2024

    The CAAC has reviewed this IBM Idea and recommends that IBM not implement this request.

    Not IBM issue

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual IBM Ideas on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your Idea.

    For more information about CAAC, see

    Carmelita Ruvalcaba - CAAC Program Manager