Sentinel® for HPE NonStop

World-class system monitoring for mission-critical operations

Sentinel is built on an advanced object-based architecture that provides monitoring of systems, networks, hardware, subsystems, processes, files, event management service (EMS) log messages, and even third-party applications. Sentinel’s unique design lies in its ability to pull together a massive amount of active monitoring into a single set of screen objects, providing the means to diagnose a problem in more detail and real-time through context-sensitive drill-down screens.

Sentinel for HPE Nonstop Key Benefits

Vulnerabilities Visibility

Sentinel monitors all HPE NonStop nodes from a single interface, providing business and operations with a particular view of the enterprise, incorporating the status of applications, infrastructure, subsystems, and associated system and application log messages.

Sentinel offers an unrivalled solution for absorbing non-tokenised EMS events and parsing them into unique tokenised EMS events. This improves the monitoring, management, escalation, and resolution of issues from legacy applications and applications using the OSS syslog such as IBM MQ


Tasks can be configured to automatically resolve problems, in such a way that in-built security feature denies or allows access to specific tasks.

Single-Sourced HPE NonStop Management

Sentinel retrieves performance and capacity statistics from NonStop subsystems and processes, and analyses them against pre-configured thresholds. If the thresholds are exceeded, then an EMS event is generated. If a value has returned below its threshold, then a different EMS event is generated. These events can be configured as a pair of “up” and “vulnerable” reactions which can be used to animate a Status Monitor icon .

Key Benefits

Real-time Dashboards

Sentinel presents real-time information on visually pleasing, easy-to-follow constructed dashboards.

Automated Escalation

TaskMaster is the automation engine of Sentinel.Sentinel can parse messages submitted to EMS that describe error conditions that can be corrected programmatically and without manual intervention. This information can be forwarded to TaskMaster, which oversees the implementation of the appropriate automated corrective action.


TaskMaster can be used to execute a single or multiple Guardian programs including standard utilities such as DSAP, application programs or TACL scripts. Programs can be run in parallel or serially to cater for different needs. In addition to corrective action, TaskMaster can be used to automate functionality such as starting or closing applications.