If you’ve been reading this blog, you probably know that BMC ProactiveNet Performance Manager (BPPM) is a centralized event management system that acts as a single-pane-of-glass for many IT Operations teams as well as other functional groups within IT organizations. BPPM attempts to bring together as much information as possible about the health of an IT organization from external tools to get an overall view of the environment.
One good way to measure the overall health of a complex system with many moving parts is by injecting synthetic transactions and measuring their response time. BMC Transaction Management Application Response Time (TM ART) is a tool that does just that. It runs scheduled synthetic transactions from remote locations against business applications and tracks the availability, accuracy and response time of those transactions.