The IBM SmartCloud Application Workload Service, which is part of IBM SmartCloud Application Services, provides access to log files, virtual machines and middleware monitoring for the virutal application pattern. I will explain how to access this information. Currently IBM SmartCloud Application Services is in pilot.
Using the virtual application pattern of the IBM SmartCloud Application Workload Service, you will benefit from the monitoring feature either straight from the portal or via an integration with an external ITM Server. I will briefly explain below the embedded monitoring, log files access, and the external monitoring.
Then you deploy a virtual application pattern the monitoring agent is automatically installed in each virtual machine. To access it just list the virtual application instance, select your instance and click “manage”:
After selecting a virtual application instance and clicking on “manage,” you can click on the “logging” menu and select the virtual machine for which you would like to see the log files.
As the ITM agent can be deployed by default, you can easily connect it to an external ITM instance. All you have to do is launch the shared service:
Conclusion: With the virtual application pattern you can monitor your virtual machines and check the log files from the portal or from an external ITM server.