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]
This document covers the installation of the new Ibm monitoring 8.1 version on Linux RedHad 6.3 following the below points. It also describes some problems and their solutions in case we face them. A. Pre-requisites. B. Requirement C. Installation A. Pre-requisites: Certain ports must be available before you begin installing the Performance Management server. The prerequisite scanner checks if they are available and returns fail for each port that is not available: Note : Based on how the... [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]
IBM Application Performance Management (SaaS) just launched a new set of capabilities to improve your experience and support new monitoring coverage. 1. Website Monitoring on Cloud is a pure SaaS offering for monitoring the availability of your public Internet facing websites from multiple geographically distributed points-of-presence . Website Monitoring is built upon industry leading Selenium technology where you can record your synthetic transactions visually using a Firefox browser plugin. You can configure to... [More]
Looking for the IBM Performance Monitoring Part numbers? Here it is.. For IBM Monitoring V8.1.1 Server/Hybrid components, here are the part numbers and approx. size: Operating System Part Number (approx. size) IBM Monitoring Server Install, RHEL6 64-bit Multilingual CN5YEML (2.44 GB) IBM Hybrid Gateway V8.1.1 Multiplatform, Multilingual CN5YFML (191 MB) For IBM Monitoring V8.1.1 Agents components, here are the part numbers and approx. size: Component Part Number (approx. size) IBM Monitoring Agents Install V8.1.1 Windows 32-bit... [More]
In environments where there is an ITM already installed, we can decide to integrate it with our new IM8.1 environment. To consolidate both env. we can install the IBM Performance Management Hybrid Gateway in our Tivoli Monitoring and configure communications with the hybrid gateway. This doc. Cover: A. Pre-Configure the Hybrid gateway package B. Installing the Hybrid gateway agent in ITM C. Create Manage System group in ITM D. Configure the Hybrid gateway in IM server. E. Confirming that the systems were added. A.... [More]
It all starts with what you name your situations. If you do not have unique names you could potentially cause greater problems for yourself and your environment. Problem description: When creating the name of a situation the ITM6.3 FP02 manual says: ‘The situation name can contain any UTF-8 characters and can be up to 256 bytes long. The number of characters allowed varies depending on the characters used, because some UTF-8 characters require more than one byte.’ (Page 259) Please note when creating... [More]
This set of blogs will be short entries about issues seen recently and have been solved. Just generally anything that might be useful. Each blog will be on one subject. savekd8export.sql error on migrate-import An error of "Colud not find find sqllib\savekd8export.sql" is seen on a migrate-import command. This is due to there being no data provider tables. If KD8_ITM_REST_SERVICE_ENABLE=N, then there are no kd8 tables... [More]
ITCAM Agents for WebSphere Messaging Version 7.3.0 Fix Pack 01 Interim fix 01 (18.104.22.168 -TIV -XEf orMs g-IF 0001 ) was published and it's now available for download from Fix Central. Here is the official technote: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24041454 This is the first interim fix pack after ITCAM Agents for WebSphere Messaging Version 7.3.0 FP01 This interim fix provides support of IBM Integration Bus Version 10.0.0.2 and refreshes the Java certificate of application support files.
This set of blogs will be short entries about issues seen recently and have been solved. Just generally anything that might be useful. Each blog will be on one subject. GSKIT error 420: GSK_ERROR_SOCKET_CLOSED messages in HTEMS logs Have recently be looking at an issue where there were GSKIT error 420: GSK_ERROR_SOCKET_CLOSED messages in the HUB TEMS log. for example like this: kdeberx.c,69,"KDEBE_Receive") GSKit error 420: GSK_ERROR_SOCKET_CLOSED kdeberx.c,69,"KDEBE_Receive")... [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]
Here is a quick video tutorial on how to create a custom query to retrieve and display TEMS data, directly in a TEPS workspace (using your own custom SQL)! OVERALL GOAL: Not everyone is a big fan of using command line and then having to plough through a text file, to look at a list of records from a database. This method allows quick and easy access to TEMS data, which is then displayed directly in your TEPS workspace. USE CASE: Many users of ITM are broken down into sub-teams (operations, engineering,... [More]
Always wondered what SPUFI is, how it works and what it can do for you (if you haven't you should have)... time to be enlightened! Over the next two weeks, I will be blogging a series of use cases of how to extract key information via the command line from your TEMS. This will cover everything from how to check what situations have fired in the environment, to how to find MSL associations and everything in between. This information will allow you health check, sanity check and... [More]
This set of blogs will be short entries about issues seen recently and have been solved. Just generally anything that might be useful. Each blog will be on one subject. TCR 2.x connection fail, reports do not run. Customer reported that suddenly TCR failed to work and they were getting the error: ReportDesign (id = 1): - Cannot open the connection for the driver: org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.jdbc Cannot load JDBC Drive class:... [More]
This set of blogs will be short entries about issues seen recently and have been solved. Just generally anything that might be useful. Each blog will be on one subject. Situations not started for a KNT agent. In this issue we kept seeing that the situations were not started on an agent that was connected to the HUB. Other NT agents with same situations were starting correctly. To check this; if you look at the *ms* or *ms* message log for the TEMS... [More]