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.
One of the big difference between IM81 and ITM 6.x agents is about configuration, in IM81 the agents have to be configured with the Server information before they can be installed. Otherwise, we will get an error message running the “installAPMAgents.sh/bat” : "This installation image is not pre-configured to connect to your instance of the Monitoring Infrastructure Node. Use the “/opt/ibm/ccm/make_configuration_packages.sh” script on your IBM Monitoring server to generate a pre-configuration package. Then,... [More]
SAP HANA is an application server that contains relational database management system (RDBMS) developed by SAP SE. Organizations use SAP HANA for real-time analytics and for developing and deploying real-time applications. Therefore, the health of SAP HANA is crucial to organizations. The database administrators usually need to perform the following tasks: Ensure the availability of the SAP HANA database Monitor various scenarios to deploy the SAP HANA database Monitor database-specific, system, and host-level details IBM has recently... [More]
Hadoop is an open source frame work that is designed for distributed storage and processing of very large data sets called as big data. Hadoop provides massive storage for any kind of data, huge processing power, and the capability to handle virtually limitless tasks simultaneously. Typically, Hadoop administrators face the following issues that are related to Hadoop clusters: DataNode slow downs The amount of memory used exceeds the expected threshold The time required for RPC to complete exceeds the expected threshold Poor allocation of... [More]
Welcome to the IBM Monitoring Academy home! This is your centralised home for all your monitoring needs!! Our aim at the Academy is simple....We want to share our daily hands on product knowledge, directly with you! We encourage you to participate and become part of our social community Have all of the latest information and content delivered straight to your social feeds!! No more searching through web pages looking for the latest information, updates, or technical... [More]
It is always a bit difficult to find what are the supported platforms or the applications that can be monitored by a certain product. We mention the following tool in most manuals: http://www-969.ibm.com/software/reports/compatibility/clarity/index.html Anyway this new APM Support Matrix tool seems way more immediate to be accessed and understood. You can access the tool at: http://apm-matrix.mybluemix.net/ QR Code:
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 v22.214.171.124, 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]
Introduction : Managing the short term history file, one need to be very careful how to configure the system so that the short term history is not compromised. Care is required to set the correct disk space and to avoid performance issues caused by data loss. ... [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]
Sophia Ambrose presents WPA configuration on a Linux based system. This video will give you a step-by-step guide on how to configure the Warehouse Proxy agent on Linux based systems. Please feel free to leave comments below. Direct link to video: http://ow.ly/ZisNP Subscribe and follow us for all the latest information directly on your social feeds: Check out all our other posts and updates: Academy Blogs: h t t p : /... [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]
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 new Agent Builder version 126.96.36.199 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]
When setting up your on Cloud environment, you install agents on the local systems that you want to monitor. Agents communicate with the IBM Performance Management on Cloud server. If your browser or agents cannot connect to the cloud server, you might need to configure your agents to communicate through a forward proxy. To test your agent connectivity, ensure that your firewall rules allow return traffic from specific IP addresses and port 443. IP addresses are specific to each data center. For more... [More]
How do I easily upgrade my monitoring agents? Three simple steps will get you up and running with your latest agent version: download, extract, insta ll. Get it now... If you haven't already, register on IBM Marketplace for a free trial or paid subscription. Periodically, new archive files with upgraded monitoring agents are available for download from My Products and Services on the Marketplace website. You deserve the latest! If a new version of an agent is available, extracting the compressed file... [More]