Sceptre is a VME performance monitor of VME base, TPMS, IDMS and TPS services, designed to benefit and address the requirements of:

  • IT managers requiring information on use of system resources
  • Technical services managers who need analysis of all aspects of the services they control
  • Operations managers who need to know if their scheduling strategies are effective
  • Service desk staff/support technicians who need to monitor at very detailed levels and provide rapid response to users
  • Applications developers who need to examine efficiency of code and size future developments
  • Capacity planners/sizing staff needing factual input to model requirements.

Sceptre features include:

  • Simultaneous monitoring of up to 16 TPMS and IDMS services.
  • Real time snapshot facilities of TPMS, IDMS and TPS sub-systems
  • VME base snapshot with ability to control the selection of I/O devices to be looked at
  • Powerful and flexible on-line report writer
  • Trend analyses based on up to 9999 selected performance items
  • Comprehensive standard report library
  • On-line generation of ad hoc tabular and graphical reports.
  • DIF format output for reports allowing input into PC spreadsheets
  • Incorporation of external user collected performance data
  • Purpose-built links to Logica's CAPACITY/Q and Metron's ATHENE for capacity management
  • Job level resource usage analysis
  • Extensive integrated interactive Help screens

Sceptre contributes to cost savings by:

  • Reducing labour costs of analysing performance data, producing sizing and capacity management information
  • Optimising current resource usage, improving the total cost-effectiveness of your VME mainframes
  • Minimising overheads required to monitor performance.
  • Providing clear, concise reports for all levels of management to facilitate decision-making

Product status

The following product version continues to be supported:

     Sceptre version 5.50

Further information can continue to be obtained direct from Fox Systems Software.

     The latest issued patch is number 550-027

All support matters should be sent via email to