Before you start
This tutorial will give you hands on experience creating a resource model using the ITM Resource Model Builder and installing it in an existing ITM environment. The scenario for this tutorial demonstrates how to use the resource model to monitor all the processes on the system. If a process is taking more than 40% CPU, it will terminate that process.
You must have the following applications installed to successfully complete the steps in this tutorial:
- IBM Tivoli Monitoring V5.1.1
- IBM Tivoli Monitoring Resource Model Builder V1.1.1.
- A Windows 2000 professional or Windows XP
Note: ITM Resource Model Builder runs only on Windows XP and Windows 2000, however, it can be used to develop resource models which can be deployed on many different platforms.
This tutorial is for IBM Tivoli administrators interested in extending or customizing IBM Tivoli Monitoring to monitor their enterprise resources such as applications or hardware.- This tutorial assumes a basic working knowledge of IBM Tivoli Monitoring.
Resource models are used at an endpoint to collect and analyze data regarding the state and performance of different resources, such as disks, memory, CPU, or applications. After you create a resource model, add it to your Tivoli management region.
IBM Tivoli Monitoring provides a set of default resource models. You can use IBM Tivoli Monitoring Resource Model Builder to expand the collection of available resource models according to the requirements of your system.
When you create a resource model, you specify information that controls the behavior of the resource model such as the following:
- Thresholds you do not want a resource to exceed
- Events to generate if a monitored resource state is not satisfactory
- Automated corrective actions for specific events
- Parameters to specify particular resources of interest
In addition, you can also specify that the monitoring results must be sent to the Tivoli Enterprise Console server or Tivoli Business Systems Manager. Event notifications enable you to perform more complete enterprise management of all your resources.