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Some time ago, not sure when or why, we started collecting elephants. Now finding a place for an elephant can be difficult, but since these were small elephants made of wood or ceramics, we just needed a small place, but something that would allow each unique elephant to be seen. We have a beautiful old desk with many shelves and slots, and our elephant collection stands out very nicely there. One fun thing about such a collection is looking for just the right elephant to add to it, and it is also fun to remember where each... [More]
Right behind my house is an old railroad line that has been converted into a hiking and biking trail called the American Tobacco Trail , and about a mile down, a creek runs under the trail. Of course, several other smaller creeks and run-offs converge to form this creek, and years ago, the railroad owners built a couple of pipes to allow the creek to keep flowing under the railroad tracks. After a big rain, the creek swells up and the flow through the pipes increases, but I don't have a way to know which of those... [More]
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Transactions
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By Kevin Baldwin -
Find useful information for ITCAM for Transactions and associated products.
There are a variety of information sources ranging from product documentation in the Information Center to technotes, blogs and developerWorks articles that can be found using search engines or IBM resources such as the IBM Customer Support Portal.
The main purpose of this blog is to highlight information that isn't... [More]
Milestone 12 of the IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Standard Edition (SC APM SE) vNext open beta is now available to download .
In this release, we have added new functionality to help you optimize your PowerVM environment and meet business demands. The Capacity Planner for PowerVM can now recommend an optimized placement plan for your LPARs, which can be customized with business policies. The new interactive Topology view helps you visualize workload movements and the impact of these recommendations.
Updates for the Java webstart client crash issues. ( Please refer my previous blogs - Java 6u65 and Java 7u45 )
The failure is caused by new security enforcement of JRE runtime parameters in Java Webstart deployed applications jnlp files. This security change was introduced with Oracle JRE 6u65 and JRE 7u45.
The APAR IV51394 is opened to resolve this problem and provisional fixes for the following releases will be tentatively available on Friday, Nov 15th:
6.3.0-TIV-ITM-FP0001, 6.3.0-TIV-ITM-FP0002... [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]
On the forth instalment of the SPUFI series, we look at our third "use case". This blog will show you how to extract key information via the command line from your TEMS relating to which agents are assigned to which MSL (Managed system list). This is a very powerful way to obtain great information from your TEMS
If you missed part one on how to use the tool here is a quick link: -----> Link to blog one in the SPUFI serie s
Oracle added same security updates in Java 1.7u45 that I mentioned in my previous blog into Oracle Java 1.6u65.
As a result, Java webstart client will fail to start with Oracle Java 1.6u65.
The only work around at this point is to use Oracle Java 1.6 u51 or less.The customer can also use the TEP browser client as an alternative.
We opened an APAR IV51394 to resolve this issue but we don't have ETA yet. We'll update the progress when we have a solid plan.
As of Oracle Java 1.7.0u45 the TEP java webstart client failed to start.
The following link talks about the new enforcement of Java runtime parameters in jnlp files.
The only work around at this point is to use Oracle Java 1.7.0u40 or less.The customer can also use the TEP browser client as an alternative.
We opened an... [More]
A n Authorized Program Analysis Report (APAR) is a problem report specific to an IBM program and release, that has an associated fix. APARs are formally tracked until a solution is provided. The APAR is given a unique number for tracking and a target date for solution.
The following is a breakdown of the new APARs included in IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.2.3 Fix Pack 4 (aka 6.2.3-TIV-ITM-FP0004).
6.2.3-TIV-ITM-FP0004 re leas ed in October 2013 contains 88 new platform documented fixes. The following... [More]
Save yourself a bit of time with this handy page of ITM 6.3 FP2 part numbers. Download these from Passport Advantage, and you can install/upgrade to ITM 6.3 with Fixpack 2 already applied. Great time saver !
Not sure what's in Fixpack 2 ? Take a look here !
IBM Tivoli Monitoring V22.214.171.124 Multiplatform Multilingual eAssembly (10 Images)
The following enhancements to the Tivoli Management Services components affect the system administrator for Version 6.3 Fix Pack 2 and are documented in the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Administrator's Guide V6.3 Fix Pack 2 . For additional new in this release information see the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Information Center .
Using analytics on your historical data
You can now run external applications against your historical data, such as an analytic engine, to... [More]
The IBM Tivoli Monitoring Version 6.3 Information Center is now available. You can access this information center at http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v61r1/topic/com.ibm.itm.doc_6.3fp2/welcome.htm .
Be sure to check out the New in this release topic.
The following publications updated for this release that are published on the Information Center are:
IBM Tivoli Monitoring Installation and Setup Guide "New in Version 6.3"
-You can create empty managed system lists. Use this capability to plan and organize deployments. You can populate these deployments with specific systems later. You can also create a test environment that includes empty managed system lists, export them, and then import them into the production environment.
-You can upload monitored data to the data warehouse database or to CSV files every minute or every 5 minutes. The tacmd histconfiguregroups, tacmd histcreatecollection, and tacmd histeditcollection commands support 1 minute and 5... [More]
The Linux OS Agent and UNIX OS Agent comply with the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2. This computer security standard requires stronger checksum algorithms (for example, SHA-256 and SHA-512) when you define situations for checking file changes.
You can access the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Linux OS Agent Reference at... [More]