Next-Level IBM i Monitoring | Fortra

Next-Level IBM i Monitoring

HelpSystems now offers Halcyon IT monitoring and automation software to Bytware Messenger users for enhanced functionality with a seamless transition.

Your business evolves. So should your monitoring solution.

Fortra has a rich history of acquiring and growing IT software companies, along with an unparalleled commitment to customer service and support. By adding Halcyon to our systems management offerings, we’ve made it even easier for you to find the solution that’s right for your business and make a smooth transition without leaving the vendor you’ve come to trust.

Hundreds of MessengerPlus and MessengerConsole customers have already made a successful switch to Halcyon.

Top Benefits of Upgrading to Halcyon

All the system and message monitoring capabilities you have today, plus more!


Halcyon makes it possible for you to centrally manage multiple servers from your preferred mobile device, identify and address issues that could impact performance, monitor business-critical applications using best-practice templates, and test product upgrades prior to production.

By moving to Halcyon’s Systems Operations Suite (Level 2), Bytware Messenger users immediately gain:

  • Graphical user interface (Enterprise Console)
  • Android and Apple mobile apps
  • Automatic failover for disaster recovery
  • Application templates for monitoring ERP and HA tools
  • Data area, data queue, object size, object existence, job temporary storage, and file record count monitoring
  • Ability to install multiple instances of the product on a single LPAR

Product Comparison Checklist

Not all IBM i monitoring and automation software is created equal. When it comes to keeping your system—and your business—on track, it’s important to identify which features are nice to have and which ones you need to have.

Built-in templates

Halcyon is ready to go out of the box with built-in monitoring templates for critical ERP and HA applications


Halcyon offers a graphical user interface plus mobile apps for Apple and Android devices


Halcyon gives you visibility and control across IBM i, Windows, AIX, and Linux platforms

Halcyon Is a Scalable Solution for Today and Tomorrow


As your business grows and evolves, Halcyon also offers the potential for you to easily add:

  • Multi-platform monitoring
  • MIMIX and MQ monitoring
  • Web application monitoring
  • Performance analysis
  • Disk space management
  • Spooled file management
  • Advanced job scheduling
  • SLA reporting
  • Intelligent alerting
  • And more

Get Started

Fortra has invested heavily to make the upgrade from MessengerPlus and MessengerConsole to Halcyon simple. While the upgrade is relatively simple, professional services are also available to save you additional time.