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The new Agent Builder version 184.108.40.206 is now available for download. The new release introduces really important features hereafter described: The Socket data source allows data to be easily provided to the agent from an external application on the same system. The Java™ application programming interface (API) data source enables data to be collected in a long-running process that is separate from the agent process, allowing greater flexibility in the type of data that can be collected. The number of agent versions available has increased... [More]
The User's Guide for the Tivoli Log File Agent, Version 220.127.116.11, released on May 27 can be found here: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v15r1/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.itm.doc_6.2.2fp2/tivolilogfileagent6224_user.htm The User's Guide contains information on installing, configuring, using, and troubleshooting the Tivoli Log File Agent. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you use the documentation.
The User's Guide for the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Agent Builder, Version 18.104.22.168, released on May 27 can be found here: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v15r1/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.itm.doc_6.2.2fp2/agentBuilder_6227/agentbuilder6227_user.htm The User's Guide contains information on installing, using, and troubleshooting the Agent Builder. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help improve the User's Guide.
There may be times when you need to modify or replace an Agent Builder agent and after running the installation for the "modifed" agent, child navigator items are not displaying properly in the TEP GUI. The workaround is to create SQL DELETE statements which are run against the TEPS database and then to re-run the installation of application support for the Agent Builder agent. So how do you know what the DELETE statements should be? Start with a saveexport from the TEPS. Generating a saveexport: ... [More]
A new article has been published at http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=157615912 This article discusses the types of data collected by agents built by Agent Builder, the modes the agents can run in, and how to tune their data collection. Agent Builder agents can support two types of data and two basic methods of data collection for the most common type of data. Data collection times will vary for different Agent Builder agents and for different attribute groups in a single agent.
Before IBM tivoli Monitoring 6.2.2 FP03, the max length for a process name
to be monitored using ITM OS Agent on Unix was limited to 768 characters; it didn't allow
to monitor processes like Java that have a command line longer than 768 characters;
with the above limitation, critical processes like WebSphere processes were not monitored
and users were not alerted if the process was running or not.
Starting from ITM 6.2.2 FP03, a new attribute has been introduced in order to allow
to monitor the availability of processes with a name... [More]
This scenario describes how you can use the WebSphere MQ Monitoring agent to monitor multiple alias queues that are used by different applications. Background: The XYZ company uses WebSphere MQ network to enable communication between multiple applications. In their WebSphere MQ environment, there are 150 alias queues pointing at one local queue. They want to know the impact that each alias queue has on the local queue with the WebSphere MQ Monitoring agent. Especially when the local queue is overloaded, they expect to know which of the alias... [More]
An interim fix that applies to the following ITCAM for Applications agents of version 7.0.0 fix pack 3 is available now: ITCAM Agent for WebSphere Message Broker ITCAM Agent for WebSphere MQ ITCAM Configuration Agent for WebSphere MQ You can find detailed information and installation instructions about this interim fix for different distributed system from this technote .
New technotes have been published to help you solve the problems
that you encounter when using the WebSphere MQ Monitoring agent to get
queue statistics data.
Problem: Alias queue data is available in the Recent Queue Statistics workspace, but the Historical Queue Statistics workspace is empty. Solution: Refer to this technote to figure out how to get historical data for alias queues. Problem: The "Queue Monitoring"
attributed value is OFF in TEP workspaces, which means real-time queue
monitoring is disabled on some... [More]
A poorly written situation can have large impact on CPU usage of IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.2.x OS Agents main processes (kuxagent, klzagent and kntcma.exe). Using wildcard characters (*) and MISSING function in situations is one of the most common source of high impact on CPU usage related to situations evaluation. There are two main suggestions to follow while rewriting situations in order to reduce ITM OS Agents CPU usage: situation with this simple pattern 'LIKE "*/process"' can be re-written as 'SCAN "/process"' put the... [More]
The User's Guide for the Tivoli Log File Agent, Version 22.214.171.124, released on December 16, 2011 can be found here: Tivoli Log File Agent, Version 126.96.36.199 User's Guide The User's Guide contains information on installing, configuring, using, and troubleshooting the Tivoli Log File Agent ,as well as details about what is new in this release. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you use the documentation.
IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.2.3 FixPack 1 introduced a first stage of convergence between Unix OS Agent (KPX) and Premium Agent (KPX) on AIX platform. The new KUX agent introduced a set of metrics coming from the Premium Agent as described in the following link: Attributes The data collection of these metrics is done by a new daemon (aixdp_daemon) that is controlled by the Unix OS Agent and it is enabled by default and can be controlled (locally or remotely using tacmd CLI) using the KUX_AIXDP configuration variable. The data collection of... [More]
The IBM Tivoli Monitoring Information Center for V6.2.3 Fix Pack 1 has been refreshed to include the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Agent Builder User's Guide V6.2.3 Fix Pack 1. Information Center: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v15r1/topic/com.ibm.itm.doc_6.2.3fp1/welcome.htm New in Version 6.2.3 Fix Pack 1 Agent Builder User's Guide: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v15r1/topic/com.ibm.itm.doc_6.2.3fp1/agentbuilder6231_user.htm PDF The Agent Builder User's Guide was updated for the following enhancements: You... [More]
The User's Guide for the Tivoli® Log File Agent, Version 6.2.3 Fix Pack 2, released on July 6, 2012 can be found here: Tivoli Log File Agent Version 6.2.3 Fix Pack 2 User's Guide The User's Guide contains information on installing, configuring, using, and troubleshooting the Tivoli Log File Agent. For version 6.2.3 Fix Pack 2 , the following enhancements have been made since version 6.2.3 Fix Pack 1: Log File agent subnodes and monitoring profiles A single Log File agent instance can be used to monitor multiple applications by... [More]
Agent Builder V188.8.131.52 supports an attribute group test function. You can use the test function to test the attribute groups of your agents in Agent Builder. This short video shows how to use the attribute group test function to test the attribute groups of a simple agent in Agent Builder. For more information about the attribute group test function and Agent builder, see the Agent Builder User's Guide: Agent Builder User's Guide: http ://p ubli b.bo ulde r.ib m.co m/in foce nter /tiv ihel p/v1 5r1/ topi c/co m.ib m.it m.do c_6. 2.3f p1/a... [More]