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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]
After a colder than normal winter in North Carolina, Spring is finally here. While today's high of 45F is nearly 20 degrees below normal, this past Saturday gave a taste of Spring with a beautiful, sunny 74F day. After hibernating most of the Winter, these turtles came out in force at a local pond to see what is new under the sun.
So what else is new this Spring? It is the new ITM HMC Base agent v184.108.40.206, and it might replace your CEC Base agent. If you have used the CEC Base agent, you have probably know the requirement that the AIX... [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]
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]
The new Agent Builder version 220.127.116.11 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]
Download Links: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/0587adbc-8477-431f-8c68-9226adea11ed/resource/OPALBestPracticesOracleExtendedAgent23Oct2012.pdf Contents iii List of Figures v List of Tables vi Revision History vii 1 Overview 1 1.1 Planning your enterprise monitoring infrastructure 1 1.2 Reference sample Oracle database environment 1 2 Strategy of Monitoring 3 2.1 Local Monitoring or Remote Monitoring 3 2.2 Oracle Instant Client or Oracle Home 3 2.3 Database Connection... [More]
The User's Guide for the Tivoli Log File Agent, Version 18.104.22.168, released on
December 16, 2011 can be found here: Tivoli Log File Agent, Version 22.214.171.124 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.
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]
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 .
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.
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]
The User's Guide for the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Agent Builder, Version 126.96.36.199, 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.
The User's Guide for the Tivoli Log File Agent, Version 188.8.131.52, 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.
Monitoring Agent for MongoDB, Monitoring Agent for MySQL, and Monitoring Agent for Ruby are new agents available with IBM SmartCloud ® Monitoring - Application Insight V1.2. You can download the agent reference, as well as the user interface help in PDF format from the SCM-AI Documentation page.
I found on the Manual, for the version 7.2 FP2, that is recommended to have the agent on the same system as the vCenter "as long as it has sufficient capacity to do so" but I don't find any information about the CPU (type, number of cores, etc..) and MEMORY that the agent need.
Have this too
"If you plan to install the monitoring agent and the vCenter on the same system, ensure that there is sufficient capacity for both, including primary metrics of CPU, memeory, disk space, disck I/O, and network bandwidth