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.
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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]
ITM 6.3 Fix Pack 4 has arrived! All the info you need to download now and get the benefits of the new fix pack! Happy downloading!!! LIVE and direct Download links, APAR and packages all listed below! Happy downloading!!! All of the links in the below tables are live. They will take you directly to the download location of the package you require, or the IBM official technote for one of the APARs included in this fix pack (if you wish to know more about the APAR) What Each Package Contains... [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 184.108.40.206, released on December 16, 2011 can be found here: Tivoli Log File Agent, Version 220.127.116.11 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.
The new Agent Builder version 18.104.22.168 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]
One of the more common problems reported by customer's with their OS agents is high CPU utilization. Often it is not the agent itself that is causing the problem. The OS agent is the mechanism that makes the problem visible. This blog will provide some steps that can help you resolve the problem or help identify the cause with the assistance of IBM support. Symptom: Windows OS agent high CPU message During the initialization phase the agent performs a set of sanity checks on the performance counters it is going to use and it is capable of... [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 User's Guide for the Tivoli Log File Agent, Version 22.214.171.124, 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.
See technote: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24032911 Download the installer images from the Passport Advantage web page: http://www-306.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/index.html Physical Part Number: ITCAM Extended Agent for Oracle Database C67VXML Electronic Part Number: ITCAM Extended Agent for Oracle Database CI8TQML Info Center: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v24r1/topic/com.ibm.itcama.doc_7.1/oracleextended/fac_landing_user.html New in this release For version 6.3.1 Fix Pack 1 of
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 v126.96.36.199, 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]
Welcome to the IBM Monitoring Academy Newsletter July Edition In these monthly newsletters we are aiming to share with you our high value content, recent updates and any information you might have missed. It will all be hosted here with external links within the blog so please have a read. Seminar Video This episode with two of our engineers; Mark Leftwich and Shaun Rodger, highlighting this months key topics, and any additional information for you. Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/40mF_3liL2g Top Videos In this... [More]
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 Note: Deploy the... [More]
Here is a list of best practices and commonly encountered pitfalls while using Itcam for transactions and its robotic response time (t6) agent with RPT (Rational Performance Tester). 1) VERSIONS OF RPT TO USE, OR NOT TO USE. Currently, with ITCAM for Tx v7.4 environment , only the following versions of RPT are supported , on Windows OS for recording scripts that are going to be played back later robotically on ITCAM for Tx RRT robotic agent (product code t6) : - RPT V8.3 - RPT V8.6 - RPT V9.0.0 - RPT V9.0.1 Any... [More]