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Hi and Welcome to the IBM Monitoring Academy Newsletter December 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. Newsletter Video If you prefer to watch and listen rather than read, we also have a video version of the Newsletter which can be found at the link below on our Youtube Channel. Direct YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/qSSHBcH5YBc ... [More]
Hi and Welcome to the IBM Monitoring Academy Newsletter November 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, is an introductory video to our Newsletters, highlighting this months key topics, and any additional information for you. Direct YouTube Link: ... [More]
Click the link to get a single SPCR report for all agents. Comprehensive Detailed System Requirements report for all agents You’ll also find that link in the System requirements wiki in developerWorks.
Hello again! See what our internal support staff created and released via You Tube this month! AGENTS: How to install and configure the Monitoring Agent for Lotus Domino on Windows https://youtu.be/aUhELKgV3a4 Monitoring Academy Newsletter: October Edition - Must have updates, tips and recommendations https://youtu.be/0fhAeeBV6FI Configure LDAP Authentication on IBM SmartCloud APM UI V7.7 https://youtu.be/N94bXAzi-DQ TEMS : Linux/Unix - How to set tracing, increase log file sizes and verify the trace is working... [More]
As normal, I like to blog about areas of ITM that I cover when working with you, either through PMRs or direct on customer site. Today's series topics is all related to creating hot standby / failover of the KDE gateway. Terminology Before we start, here are some of the basic terminology you need to know as you read this blog.... Configurations There are two types of configurations for the setup of the KDE_GATEWAY. The examples below demonstrate each type in turn. ... [More]
The Universal Agent was a widely used Agent prior to ITM 6.3 to enable customer's to monitor custom applications. The IBM Tivoli Monitoring Universal Agent - compid 5724K1000 - component UM - is a deprecated component and is NOT shipped in ITM 6.3 images. This agent has been replaced with the Agent Builder. The latest version of the Universal Agent that is available is ITM 6.2.3 FP5. If you need to continue to use the Universal Agent in your ITM 6.3 environment, you can use the instructions below to install the... [More]
The "itmpatch" command is used to update an agent to a specific interim fix. The specific instructions for the itmcmd command are provided in the corresponding interim fix readme.txt. This is different from the normal install of the IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) components e.g.: monitoring agents or Fix Pack upgrade, there you can execute setup.exe on Windows platforms and use the install.sh script on Unix or Linux platforms. Interim Fixes however cannot be upgraded in this manner. In order to assist with the execution of... [More]
I like those great dinner-in-minutes recipes. They're easy to follow and you get a great reward at the end. In the same spirit, we created a tutorial for IBM Performance Management on Cloud: easy, quick, and rewarding. You can see the KPIs for your managed system in minutes. When I tried it, I instantly saw that my system was continually using too much memory. Time to add a pinch more. After registering for a Performance Management trial or paid subscription on IBM Service Engage , you're ready to go. Gather your ingredients :... [More]
The "IBM Monitoring Academy Seminars" are a series of LIVE video blogs presented by Mark Leftwich and Shaun Rodger. The series is designed to be slightly less formal and give you the latest monitoring information directly from the hand on experience of our subject matter experts. We work on the products daily, work on site with customers and are always up to speed with the latest information on the products. We are now passing this information on directly to you in a nice easy to digest format.... [More]
ITM 6.3 Fix Pack 5 has been released!!!!! It is time to plan that upgrade, to get all the new features, fixes and functionality Here is all the info you need to download, review and plan you next upgrade, Happy downloading!!! LIVE and direct Download links, APAR and packages all listed below! You asked… We delivered!! Here is a list of enhancements requests we have added to the fix pack RFE 13303: Enhanced OS agent Solaris metrics for swap space RFE 13069: Security improvement for controlling ITM... [More]
Certification and support for ITM V6.3 agents are already available since some months, as also documented by this technote http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21687681 Anyway, a lot of ITM installations around the world are still running with pre-6.3 ITM agents, or anyway with agents based on pre 6.3 infrastructure. At the same time, many server farms are moving to the new IBM Power 8 systems. When moving AIX LPAR on a new hardware, most often it is requested to maintain unchanged the applications running on the LPAR to... [More]
Wondering where to start to see a list of the top issues for the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Distributed Agents? The Landing Page was created to drive customers to the most important information for the ITM Product set. The Landing Page is a collection of our different ITM Agents and approximately the top 10 hot or most recently seen issues with the solutions. This is your first stop when looking for help on the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Distributed Agents products, https://ibm.biz/BdErkn Select the Agent topic button for a targeted list of popular... [More]
Always wanted to know what ITM agents are supported on each different OS flavour and level? This is your one stop shop. I have created dynamically updating reports, so the information in them will always be up-to-date and relevant the moment you open it. These links are a great help when checking environments or planing for upgrades etc. These reports have been created in the IBM software product compatibility reports (Clarity). The aim here is to give you the... [More]
If you have ever needed to move an agent from one Hub TEMS environment to another, you'll know that reconfiguring the agent to connect to a different TEMS is the easy part. Before that agent will begin to monitor the resources it was previously monitoring, all the Situations, Groups, Overrides, Calendars, EIF slot customisations, Managed System Lists, (MSLs), Long Names and distributions must be replicated on the new Hub. If the agent has subnodes, the monitoring objects associated with its subnodes must be moved, too. This is a complex and... [More]
IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Virtual Environments provides a comprehensive tool to monitor the availability and performance of virtual environments. It is targeted at monitoring of cloud infrastructures and virtualized environments in traditional data centers IBM® Tivoli® Monitoring for Virtual Environments V7.2 Fixpack 1 is now available. At a glance: IBM® Tivoli® Monitoring for Virtual Environments V7.2 extends the benefits of end-to-end performance monitoring in a virtualized environment by providing additional hypervisor... [More]