IBM i Watchdog by First Option is a new system monitoring solution that was originally developed to assist with First Option's
IBM i outsourcing business. It is now being marketed as software as a service
, where a secured connection will be established to the customer, and client software installed to gather the key health statistics of your IBM i (AS400) server. A monthly fee is charged that includes rental of the client software and graphical front end.
IBM i Watchdog collects key health indicators of System i servers and displays them in a color coded GUI interface. System problems, halt messages, tape drive status, DASD, CPU percentage and disk status are some of the indicators displayed.