Foglight has been monitoring Enterprise Applications, such as Siebel, since before 2004. One of the things we've been seeing in many of our larger accounts is that their Foglight users are slow to transition to the new way of monitoring just because they have older application architectures. For end-to-end monitoring, in later versions of Foglight, it is a recommended best practice for customers to use the Service Operations Console (SOC) as much as possible. The main benefit to the SOC is that it takes all monitoring assets for an application and roles them up into one place that makes intelligent navigation simple.
In the past it was necessary to go to a host view to see the OS metrics, a database views to see the database metrics, an end user view to see the real and synthetic user metrics, etc.., that is not the case with the latest versions of Foglight. The Foglight data models and related advanced visualization feature sets can be leveraged to build dashboards, reports, and even detailed diagnostic workflows for almost any application.
This video will demonstrate a SOC build-out for a Siebel application that we've been using to bring both new and old customers into this new way of thinking about APM. Sometimes its difficult to separate our legacy users from their custom dashboards that they've become so accustomed to, but for the most part we can win them over in the first walk-through. This is not exactly on par with some of our more advanced diagnostics capabilities around Java and .NET but it does bring an elevation to the value that our end users are realizing when it comes to legacy applications.
Warning: This is not a marketing video, it is a configuration demonstration that will be mostly useful for Foglight Administrators. I will show the end result for the end users in a subsequent video.