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.
Updated IBM Tivoli Monitoring, Version 6.2.3 documentation is available in the OMEGAMON XE and IBM Tivoli Monitoring information center. See http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v15r1/topic/com.ibm.itm.doc_6.2.3/welcome.htm . The following documents were updated for V6.2.3: Quick Start Guide Download instructions Install guides Installation and Setup Guide High Availability Guide for Distributed Systems Configuring the Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server on z/OS Administrator’s Guide User’s guides Tivoli Enterprise Portal User’s... [More]
On the latest installment of the series, this nugget (blog) will show you how to find the required TEMS database schema so you can extract key information directly from your TEMS. This information is great for speeding up environment healthchecks, dumping large amounts of data quickly outside the GUI, etc.
For you to be able to extract the TEMS database schema directly from your TEMS machine. You will then be able to build your own SQL SELECT statements to extract information from the... [More]
Always wondered what SPUFI is, how it works and what it can do for you (if you haven't you should have)... time to be enlightened!
Over the next two weeks, I will be blogging a series of use cases of how to extract key information via the command line from your TEMS. This will cover everything from how to check what situations have fired in the environment, to how to find MSL associations and everything in between.... [More]
On the second installment of the SPUFI series, we look at our first "use case". This blog will show you how to extract key information via the command line from your TEMS relating to events/situations that have fired in your ITM infrastructure. This can be used to health check, sanity check and recheck all key areas of event management. 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... [More]
The Application Performance Management UI provides attractive, out of box, fast-response dashboards for managing performance and availability of business applications. The user interface also provides capability for the end users to create highly customized dashboards for a business application quickly by using templates. The beta program just opened this week and we invite you to join in. We
welcome you to install the user interface with your existing management
infrastructure to provide us feedback as we mature this area. Please join... [More]
This "Nuggets of Knowledge" is a series of blogs that are all aimed at hints and tips to maximise the use and value you can get from the IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) product suite. Below is a full list of my blogs for easy navigation and future reference.
All new blogs will also be added to this post, so feel free to bookmark it so you don't miss any new additions.
Please feel free to contact me, all my links are at the bottom of the page
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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]
IBM Tivoli Monitoring version 6.2.3 Fix Pack 2 has shipped and is now available. This is a cumulative fix pack for IBM Tivoli Monitoring version 6.2.3. This fix pack supersedes all previous IBM Tivoli Monitoring versions, including the most recent version 6.2.3 Fix Pack 1. The fix pack contains over 90 APAR fixes as well as a set of new features. This is an upgrade-only installation and documentation is provided via the README. Further details on the fix pack can be obtain from here: ... [More]
Its a Monday morning, you have a heap of work to get through and you cant log in to the TEP. Your presented with the dreaded "KFWITM393E" error... Don't reach for those painkillers....The below explains how to get you back on your feet fast!
In the coming weeks/months there will be a series of helpful tips and hits to help you correct problems and improve your ITM infrastructure.
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We often hear requests from customers who want to measure a percentile , such as the 95th percentile, of transaction response times. That is, given a set of response times, what is the response time that 95% of transactions were faster than and 5% slower than. For a short time period, say 5 minutes, the 95th percentile of transaction response times can be efficiently calculated. Assuming the transaction rate isn't too high, it is even easy to calculate it for an hour or a day. But for many of our customers, the transaction rate will be... [More]
On the third installment of the SPUFI series, we look at our second "use case". This blog will show you how to extract key information via the
command line from your TEMS relating to which situations are started, stopped, deleted or in error in you ITM infrastructure. This is a very
powerful way to obtain great information from your TEMS outside the GUI.
If you missed part one on how to use the tool here is a quick link: --->... [More]
Think a situation should be firing and it isn't? You can always do a quick and dirty check to see what is happening at the HUB by using the kdstsns tool to query the TEMS database. This is an internal tool and it is an easy way to "dump" information from the TEMS tables. It is located under the following directories: Windows - $CANDLEHOME\cms UNIX - $CANDLEHOME/Mplatform>/ms/bin You must set SQLLIB to the location where the SQL you want to run resides. example: WINDOWS: set SQLLIB=c:\IBM\ITM\cms\sqllib UNIX: export... [More]
The Tivoli Data Warehouse utilizes a very simple and flat database schema. This simple schema means that certain queries may not perform well, depending on how they are written (complexity, joins, order by, columns used in the WHERE clause, etc...). This article describes some of the best practices when setting up your Tivoli Data Warehouse. Data Collection only collect the data that you need - collecting unneeded data will take resources in the database and will require extra maintenance in the form of pruning, etc... It will also increase... [More]
The IBM Tivoli Monitoring Version 6.3 Information Center is now available. You can access this information center at http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v61r1/topic/com.ibm.itm.doc_6.3/welcome.htm Be sure to check out the New in this release topic and the New in this release feature videos . The following publications were updated for this release: IBM Tivoli Monitoring Installation and Setup Guide IBM Tivoli Monitoring High Availability Guide for Distributed Systems IBM Tivoli Monitoring Tivoli Enterprise Portal User's Guide IBM... [More]
Symptom: When there are two or more versions of IBM JRE(1.4.2 and 1.5) installed on the same machine, and use IE7 as the TEP browser client, and the users are trying to use TEPB (IE7) to connect to a remote Windows TEPS server, you might be experiencing the url redirect problem (either redirect to the localhost instead of the remote TEPS hostname, or redirect to http://hostname:15200 but failed load anything). The problems may occur on Windows 2003 both 32bit and 64bit machines. Additional information: The related technotes are below:... [More]
ITM 6.3 Fix Pack 3 has arrived! All the info you need to download now and get the benefits of the new fix pack! Happy downloading!!!
All Download links, APAR and packages all listed below!
Direct link to Fix Pack 3 on Fix central
LINK------------> Fix Pack 3 download location
Direct link to 6.3 Fix Pack 3 Readme:
LINK------------> Fix Pack 3 Readme direct download location
I am sure most of you have been eagerly awaiting the official release of the new ITM 6.3.0 and try out its new features.
I have complied a list of all the passport advantage codes, for each individual package. This should make it a quick and easy task to download the exact package you need on passport advantage website.
Here is a link to log in to ... [More]
Today's IT environments continue to grow in complexity while the Customer user base demands the ability to execute transactions faster with an expectation of an expanded level of overall service and functionality. This increase in demand is challenged by the reality of our economy which forces most IT Managers to deliver within ever tightening budget constraints. Effective Application Performance Management (APM) is the only way to meet the Customer expectations and demands while working within the reality of today's financial constraints.... [More]
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Transactions
~ How to do stuff ~
By Kevin Baldwin -
Or should it be... launch pad, welcome page, landing page, base camp?
Whatever the preferred title might be, this blog is intended to act as the "Master" blog for the "ITCAMfT - How to do stuff" series of blogs.
Robotic Response Time is my main area of experience. As a result most of my blogs are likely to be in that subject area. However, there will be... [More]
There may be a time when it would be beneficial to "join" information from two tables. The Web Services Workflow activity can do just that. It can be used to send any SOAP request to any SOAP server. The TEMS SOAP server offers a service called CT_GET which retrieves on-demand data from any table at any agent. CT_Get allows filters to be specified that act as WHERE clauses. The Web Services Workflow activities allow attributes to be substituted into the SOAP request that it issues. What does this all mean? One can construct a... [More]