Welcome to the Application Performance Management Blog, where you can read the perspectives from APM experts. This Blog provides insights into the Application Performance Management solution, as well as technical details about specific IBM products.
I am excited to share the news that IBM SmartCloud Monitoring vNext Beta is now available. You will be thrilled to see the features that are shipped in this Beta. Here is an overview on the key features that are available in this beta drop :
IBM SmartCloud Monitoring Capacity Planner for PowerVM
PowerVM Placement Optimization. Now, it is possible to generate a placement optimization to determine the optimal topology for the PowerVM environment. This placement is generated according to the right-sized resource demands and... [More]
Do you know how your applications are performing across your mobile, cloud, and hybrid environments?
What: IBM Webcast.
Description: Join our IBM Expert Marvin Goodman in the Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure e-Symposium, to find out how your applications are performing across your mobile, cloud, and hybrid environments.
When: Tuesday, November 12th @ 11 am EST
Where: View full Agenda: http://summits.aberdeen.com/1/ibm_esymposium.html#Agenda
Registration: ... [More]
Milestone 12 of the IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Standard Edition (SC APM SE) vNext open beta is now available to download .
In this release, we have added new functionality to help you optimize your PowerVM environment and meet business demands. The Capacity Planner for PowerVM can now recommend an optimized placement plan for your LPARs, which can be customized with business policies. The new interactive Topology view helps you visualize workload movements and the impact of these recommendations.
Updates for the Java webstart client crash issues. ( Please refer my previous blogs - Java 6u65 and Java 7u45 )
The failure is caused by new security enforcement of JRE runtime parameters in Java Webstart deployed applications jnlp files. This security change was introduced with Oracle JRE 6u65 and JRE 7u45.
The APAR IV51394 is opened to resolve this problem and provisional fixes for the following releases will be tentatively available on Friday, Nov 15th:
6.3.0-TIV-ITM-FP0001, 6.3.0-TIV-ITM-FP0002... [More]
Date: Thursday November 7th
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM GMT
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM U.S. Eastern Daylight Time
Presentation and Presenter: Avoid outages, Reduce Root Cause Analysis and Lower Operating Expense with SmartCloud Analytics - Padraig McCarthy
[Profiled for everyone]
Abstract : By 2016, 20% of Global 2000 enterprises will have IT operations analytics architecture in place, up from < 1% today.Companies that implement IT operational analytic approaches in an integrated... [More]
M ilestone 11 of the IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Standard Edition (SC APM SE) vNext open beta is now available to download .
A key enhancement in this milestone is the ability to automatically discover and define applications and their components within the Application Performance Management UI. This ensures that you see your applications in the dashboard quickly, accurately, and without significant manual effort. In this beta milestone, you will be able to tune the performance of the Service Component... [More]
Marvin Goodman has contributed several webcasts to the Tivoli User Community. Click here to register for the upcoming The 201% ROI Story - Optimizing Performance in a New Age of Application Landscapes webcast on November 13, 2014.
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What's New in Tivoli Storage Manager V7.1
Nov 7, 2013, 11 AM ET US
Join Ian T. Smith , Director of IBM Storage Software, to learn... [More]
If you have ever needed to move an agent from one Hub TEMS environment to another, you'll know that reconfiguring the agent to connect to a different TEMS is the easy part. Before that agent will begin to monitor the resources it was previously monitoring, all the Situations, Groups, Overrides, Calendars, EIF slot customisations, Managed System Lists, (MSLs), Long Names and distributions must be replicated on the new Hub. If the agent has subnodes, the monitoring objects associated with its subnodes must be moved, too. This is a complex and... [More]
This webcast will take place on November 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM, ET
The times, they are a'changing, in the way you develop your applications, the way you deploy them, and the way you manage them. The application environment demands revenue and reputation protection, the elimination of outages, and cost-savings. IBM's Application Performance Management solutions, long known as a best of breed solutions for managing traditionally hosted enterprise applications, is extending its capabilities for... [More]
On the forth installment of the SPUFI series, we look at our third "use case". This blog will show you how to extract key information via the command line from your TEMS relating to which agents are assigned to which MSL (Managed system list). This is a very powerful way to obtain great information from your TEMS
If you missed part one on how to use the tool here is a quick link: -----> ... [More]
I'm really looking forward to the InformationOnDemand (IOD) conference starting November 3rd. It will be very interesting to see how we apply analytics to solve Application Performance Management problems. We'll have a few demo PEDs in the Expo center and a few sessions that I highly recommend. If you are attending the IOD conference, stop by booth 708. I also highly recommend the following sessions.
Session #: IBD-3993A, Streamline Business Operations with Advanced IT Analytics,... [More]
Oracle added same security updates in Java 1.7u45 that I mentioned in my previous blog into Oracle Java 1.6u65.
As a result, Java webstart client will fail to start with Oracle Java 1.6u65.
The only work around at this point is to use Oracle Java 1.6 u51 or less.The customer can also use the TEP browser client as an alternative.
We opened an APAR IV51394 to resolve this issue but we don't have ETA yet. We'll update the progress when we have a solid plan.
As of Oracle Java 1.7.0u45 the TEP java webstart client failed to start.
The following link talks about the new enforcement of Java runtime parameters in jnlp files.
The only work around at this point is to use Oracle Java 1.7.0u40 or less.The customer can also use the TEP browser client as an alternative.
We opened an... [More]
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Transactions
~ How to do stuff ~
By Kevin Baldwin -
Run Rational Robot scripts in an ITCAMfT 7.4 environment.
Alternatively, consider changing to RFT or RPT .
ITCAMfT 7.3.0.x is the last version that supports Rational Robot scripts being played back on the Robotic Response Time / T6 agent.
The most recent supported version of Rational Robot is 7.0.2
If you want to run Rational Robot scripts in an ITCAMfT 7.4 environment you need to use... [More]