The eGA of the IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager (ITCAM) for Microsoft Applications V6.3 has been completed on 16 November, 2012. Both the Entry and Advanced Editions of the product are now available for download at the IBM Passport Advantage website. You can view the complete documentation about this product release at the ITCAM for Microsoft Applications V6.3 Information Center
What’s new in ITCAM for Microsoft Applications V6.3
In the V6.3 release, the following new features have been added:
Prerequisite checker utility
The prerequisite checker utility helps you to determine whether your monitoring environment is ready for installing an agent. You can run this utility to verify whether the required prerequisites for installing the agent are met. The installation prerequisites include disk capacity, memory capacity, operating system version, and so on.
- Self-describing agent capability
With the self-describing capability, the agent support files for Tivoli Enterprise Portal Server and Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server are installed when you install the agent. The self-describing capability makes the ITCAM for Microsoft Applications agents operational immediately after you install these agents.
- Integration with TADDM
Tivoli Application Discovery and Dependency Manager (TADDM) is a software application that is used to discover applications in your environment. TADDM also determines the relationships or dependencies between the discovered applications. With the integration of the agents with TADDM, you can view the topological view of your monitoring environment in TADDM. The topological view contains the resources that the agents monitor. The topological view can help you in better decision making about your monitoring environment.
- Integration with Tivoli Business Service Manager
Tivoli Business Service Manager is a web-based application that is used for management of business services. With the integration of the agents with Tivoli Business Service Manager, you can view the situation events data on the Tivoli Business Service Manager portal. The Tivoli Business Service Manager portal shows a consolidated situation events data for all the agents that are configured in your environment. Therefore, you can use the Tivoli Business Service Manager interface to monitor the events across your environment.
- .NET Data Collector
.NET Data Collector is a monitoring component that is used to monitor transactions of custom .NET applications and .NET applications that are hosted on the Internet Information Services (IIS) server. You can use the .NET Data Collector with the Transaction Collector agent and the Transaction Reporter agent to view transactions data on the Tivoli Enterprise Portal.
- Windows 2012 support
The following agents can monitor servers that run on the Windows 2012 operating system:
- Active Directory agent
- Cluster Server agent
- SQL Server agent
- Internet Information Services agent
- Hyper-V Server agent
- .NET Framework agent
- New features in the Exchange Server agent
The following new features have been added in the Exchange Server agent:
- A new configuration window for configuring the agent locally
- A feature to validate configuration values while configuring the agent locally and remotely
- A utility to create users on Exchange Server 2007 and 2010
- New Cognos-based data models and reports
The Cognos-based reporting application is used to create, view, and manage reports. The V6.3 release contains more than 70 reports that show the historical data, which the agents have collected. The reports are based on the Cognos data models. You can use these reports to analyze the performance of resources in your monitoring environment.
See the "What’s new in ITCAM for Microsoft Applications V6.3 release" video that is available in the Tivoli Media Gallery.
In addition to this video, you can view the following new and updated video demonstrations in the Tivoli Media Gallery: