Top five new enhancements in IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.3

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Cloud is a complex environment with several tools used for provisioning and maintaining running instances.

Those tools should be monitored in order to guarantee cloud availability and that the instances creation will happen in the expected time frame. IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) is part of IBM SmartCloud Monitoring and it is one of the tools used to monitor cloud environments and just launched new enhancements that can extend its usability.

The top five ITM 6.3 new enhancements in my opinion are:

1. Jazz for Service Management

Jazz for Service Management, included in ITM 6.3, brings the open specifications for linking data from the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) community together with other shared integration services, including administrative, dashboard, reporting and security services.

It has a number of integration services: Administration, Registry, IBM Tivoli Common Reporting, Security and IBM Dashboard Application Services Hub.

2. The Dashboard Application Services Hub

The new dashboard, Tivoli Integrated Portal (TIP) replacement, brings a new design to reports that was already in Cognos improving the visual effect of it.

Also, it brings new capabilities in order to facilitate the integration with other tools such as Tivoli Business Service Manager (TBSM) and Tivoli Enterprise Portal Server (TEPS) using the IBM Infrastructure Management Dashboard for Servers explained below.

3. IBM Infrastructure Management Dashboards for Servers

It collects data from Tivoli Enterprise Portal Server (TEPS) showing server data and situations in the new dashboard.

Tivoli is going in the right way, bringing the user outside of the TEPS to a reporting tool that improves the performance for users and avoid compete with administrators tasks under TEPS.

4. Tivoli Enterprise Portal browser support for 32-bit and 64-bit browsers

Now, administrators can use their 64-bit browsers to open Tivoli Enterprise Portal. Also, the current versions of Firefox are supported which helps the ones using Linux as operating systems.

5. Tivoli Data Warehouse range partitioning

This new enhancement can significantly improve pruning and query performance in large Tivoli Data Warehouse databases. Range partitioning permits the fast roll out of data without having to

perform a resource intensive DELETE operation on blocks of rows.

It can help the Performance and Capacity analysis by removing unnecessary data and increase performance due the fact of  process faster the pruning.

In order to know more about ITM check the product manuals and get certified in Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure!

Please connect with me on Twitter (@MarcosSylos) and let’s continue the discussion.

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