SPASS – System Performance and Sizing Site
Do you know exactly how your network servers and workstations are performing at any time, now or in the past? To help get your IT organization to be more proactive instead of reactive, we developed SPASS or System Performance And Sizing Site. With SPASS, your IT Department will know exactly how every backend system is performing and if that performance is acceptable by comparing it to historic data. SPASS also provides a single location to view detailed system information and logs that would otherwise take hours to manually gather, saving considerable time.
You can configure the SPASS Data Collectors to send Email alerts when it detects certain critical conditions such as:
- High CPU Usage
- High Memory/Pagefile Usage
- Low Diskspace conditions
- Number of Stopped Services
- High number of Security Failures
Easy Setup & Maintenance
The SPASS Web Frontends and Data Collectors are extremely easy to setup and Maintain, reducing the total cost of ownership:
- No Database Required!
- Automatic PerfLog Collection
- Host on any IIS version with ASP.net 4
- Data Collectors are launch via Task Scheduler
- Easy to use Configuration Tool
Collects Additional Information
In addition to collecting Performance Data, SPASS also collects and provides an easy interface to view other information such as:
- Windows App, System and Security Logs
- Detailed info on each Running Process
- Windows Services and their State
- The Top 5 CPU Consuming Processes
- Basic System Info: OS, Hardware, Uptime
Screenshots. Here are some screenshots of the Web Frontend.
Additional Information. More Info and Answers to Common Questions.
For System Requirements, you can break SPASS into 2 components, the data collectors and the Web Application:
Web Application – The system requirements for the Web Application is any IIS Server that has .net 4 registered (the AppPool must be running as .net 4)
Local Data Collector – The Local Data Collector runs on any Windows 2008 or above server and we provide both a .net 3.5 and a .net 4 version.
Network Data Collector – Even though the local Data Collector uses minimal resources, some still like to collect the data remotely. The Network Data Collector requires the host to be Windows 2008R2 or above and the clients must be set to capture perflogs. The “clients” must be Windows 2003/XP or above.
One of the most asked questions we receive is to explain the difference in the “Enterprise” versions “Multi-Site WebApp”. Here is a rundown:
“App / Group Site” Web App – This site you must add all the servers you want shown in an XML file. This allows you to have a single site for a specific Application or Group.
“Multi-Site” Web App – This was created for sites that had many, many “App / Group Sites” setup (hundreds of servers). This provides an easy way to navigate to individual “App/Group Sites” and to provide a way to compare every single system that is being monitored without having to manually create a separate “App/Group Site” for that purpose.
Below you will find a few Demo Sites which may explain this a little better.
Here are a few Demo Sites to try. Note that most of these sites are not “Live” and simply have dummy stats collected.
http://perfdashboard.cloudapp.net/ – Our main “Single Site” Demo Site has sample data from a Fortune 500 Company’s Servers. Note that some data has been removed for security concerns and the backend system is simply a “Small Microsoft Azure Server” (1 core, 1.75GB RAM).
http://perfdashboard.cloudapp.net/fulldemo/ – Our main Full Demo Site showing the “Multi-Site” webapp that consolidates multiple “App/Group Site” webapps. This site also has sanitized dummy stats.
The Azure Demo Site Stats is simply the Main Demo Site’s backend server stats. There is only a single server on that site, but it shows you how a “Live SPASS Site” functions.
Pricing. SPASS Costs and Licensing
The SPASS Basic Install is ideal for companies with a smaller IT Footprint, it includes:
- The SPASS Application / Computer Group Site
- Data Collection Utilities
- Includes 10 Client Licenses
The SPASS Enterprise Package includes all of the components of SPASS, including:
- The SPASS App/Group and the “Multi” Site
- The SPASS Excel Performance Report Generators
- Includes 100 Client Licenses
Each System that you collect Performance Data for requires a separate license. Each main SPASS install package includes some client licenses (the basic includes 10, the Enterprise includes 100).
Contact us for bulk license purchases.