EPV for Unix

EPV for Unix provides you an Integrated Enterprise vision, System grouping by user defined criteria, Performance Analysis know-how, Resource exception analysis, Abnormal process behaviour, Capacity Planning.

Access to available data

EPV for Unix uses standard metrics normally available in Unix environments and is designed to support various input sources. EPV provides its own collectors based on standard utilities from various operating systems such as AIX, Solaris and HP-UX. The architecture of the product is modular and flexible. EPV can be installed on most hardware and software platforms.

An integrated Enterprise vision

EPV for Unix Configuration shows a detailed report of the hardware and software configuration for Unix environments including disk space availability, last boot time and configuration changes.

Performance Analysis in a … click

EPV for Unix provides a complete vision of all Unix systems by function and location (or by any other user defined criteria) and allows a quick and simple detection of any critical issue related to CPU, Memory, I/O and Network utilization. Following a predefined path you can drill-down and analyse systems, resources and process information at the hourly or at the collection interval level.

EPV for Unix Workload allows in just a few seconds to identify the major workloads, at the system level, and their distribution on the available hardware resources.

Resource exception analysis

EPV for Unix provides alerts in the html which show possible resource bottlenecks for all the most important resources. In addition a detailed analysis of abnormal process behaviour is located in case they consume excessive CPU or memory.

Capacity Planning “on line”

EPV for UNIX provides a set of “views” based on an index which allows a comparison between the relative processing powers of the various systems within the Enterprise. This index is evaluated at the installation using a data base including all the certified benchmarks. These benchmarks are constantly reviewed and updated.

Using “de facto” Standard Technologies

All reports are produced in simple static HTML pages, published on a server of your choice and can be accessed by your favourite “browser”. All the tables provided in the reports can be exported individually or together in a MS-Excel spread sheet.

Intelligent Filtering Techniques

EPV uses intelligent filtering techniques to reduce the amount of data collected in its database whilst maintaining the significance of the information. The product provides filters that can be customised to suit the needs of the enterprise. These filters reduce large data tables to ensure that analysis is performed with maximum efficiency.


EPV for Unix architecture is based on the following three layers:

• An interface to collect input data;
•An engine to correlate and aggregate data;
•An engine to produce HTML pages.

The EPV Performance database is based on standard SAS files or SQL relational databases.


EPV for Unix has no pre-requisites; it’s an “out of the box” solution.

EPV for Unix can also run on top of SAS. In this case the requirement is the availability of a SAS System Base module at least on a PC.