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.
Imagine you are busy perusing your e-mail when a critical alert occurs on a system within your environment. Wouldn't it be nice if you could receive a message containing a link that would open the Tivoli Enterprise Portal and take you right to the relevant area so you could investigate? This post shows how use Tivoli Monitoring facilities to automatically send a message to do just that. I assume you are familiar with the Tivoli Enterprise Portal Situation and Policy editors and will not go into great detail about them. Here are the steps: ... [More]
What can be better that a warm place on a cold day? I've lived in North Carolina in the United States my whole life, and except for the occasional ice storm, it never really gets very cold. However, I do enjoy a nice fire in the fireplace, if for nothing more that toasting marshmallows when the coals die down. And as more homes turn to gas logs, finding suppliers of wood logs is getting harder.
Fortunately for IBM Tivoli Monitoring System p agent users, finding where the logs are is pretty simple. All the logs will be in the... [More]
Sometimes I am confused whether to use the word "affect" or "effect." I usually get it right, but I do have to think about it first. Of course, affect is the verb and effect is the noun. The confusion can come in because there are rare instances when affect can be used as noun and effect as a verb. Use your favorite search engine to look up "affect vs effect" and read all about it. Within the System p world, there can also be confusion over the metrics physb and physc. Basically, here are the definitions... [More]
Dan Kern from Prolifics discusses increasing the availability, visibility and virtualization of business-critical applications with IBM SmartCloud solutions. Prolifics is a premier IBM software business partner. In the Tivoli brand, we specialize in Tivoli automation, technical monitoring. Our customers are constantly challenged with increasing availability, reducing response time, and providing visibility for their business teams as well as their application teams to be able to maintain high availability on all of their business-critical... [More]
The HMC Base agent v220.127.116.11 Beta is now available as a part of the Open Beta Drivers for ITM vNext. The major enhancement to this release is new attribute groups and attributes that monitor CPU utilization for Servers, CPU_Pools, and LPARs. This might eliminate your need to run the CEC Base agent, which depends on collecting CPU data directly from all the LPARs. The CEC Base agent requires LPARs be in a monitored state. This means the LPARs must be running AIX/VIOS and the agent must be able to communicate with the XMTOPAS daemon in each.... [More]
A number of important fixes are now available for the IBM Tivoli Monitoring for System p agents v18.104.22.168: AIX Premium Agent: Interim Fix 22.214.171.124-TIV-ITM_AIX_PREM-IF0004 CEC Base Agent Interim Fix 126.96.36.199-TIV_ITM_CEC_BASE-IF0003 HMC Base Agent Interim Fix 188.8.131.52-TIV_ITM_HMC_BASE-IF0002 VIOS Premium Agent Interim Fix 184.108.40.206-TIV_ITM_VIOS_PREM-IF0003 System p Reports Interim Fix 220.127.116.11-TIV-ITM_SYSP_RPT-IF0003 If you install the System p Reports Interim Fix 18.104.22.168-TIV-ITM_SYSP_RPT-IF0003, you must also install the CEC Base Agent Interim... [More]
Tivoli Monitoring 6.2.2 FP9 has been published. This is a cumulative fix pack for IBM Tivoli Monitoring version 6.2.2. This fix pack supersedes all previous IBM Tivoli Monitoring versions, including the most recent, version 6.2.2 Fix Pack 8. The README contains the installation instructions. The direct download link for this fix is: http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm~Tivoli&product=ibm/Tivoli/IBM+Tivoli+Monitoring&release=22.214.171.124&platform=All&function=all Further details on the fixpack can be... [More]
Issue: When the Tivoli Enterprise Portal Console is launched, if the ITCAM for SOA agent is installed and running, the ITCAM for SOA workspaces can be absent, or data does not appear in the ITCAM for SOA workspaces. Resolution: There are a number of possible reasons why ITCAM for SOA data can be absent in the Tivoli Enterprise Portal console. This problem can manifest itself in one of three ways: ITCAM for SOA workspaces can be absent in the Tivoli Enterprise Portal console. Metrics do not appear in the ITCAM for SOA workspaces in the Tivoli... [More]
Agent Builder V126.96.36.199 supports an attribute group test function. You can use the test function to test the attribute groups of your agents in Agent Builder. This short video shows how to use the attribute group test function to test the attribute groups of a simple agent in Agent Builder. For more information about the attribute group test function and Agent builder, see the Agent Builder User's Guide: Agent Builder User's Guide: http ://p ubli b.bo ulde r.ib m.co m/in foce nter /tiv ihel p/v1 5r1/ topi c/co m.ib m.it m.do c_6. 2.3f p1/a... [More]
The User's Guide for the Tivoli® Log File Agent, Version 6.2.3 Fix Pack 2, released on July 6, 2012 can be found here: Tivoli Log File Agent Version 6.2.3 Fix Pack 2 User's Guide The User's Guide contains information on installing, configuring, using, and troubleshooting the Tivoli Log File Agent. For version 6.2.3 Fix Pack 2 , the following enhancements have been made since version 6.2.3 Fix Pack 1: Log File agent subnodes and monitoring profiles A single Log File agent instance can be used to monitor multiple applications by... [More]
The User's Guide for the Tivoli Log File Agent, Version 188.8.131.52, released on December 16, 2011 can be found here: Tivoli Log File Agent, Version 184.108.40.206 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.
Issue: Pre ITCAM for J2EE 6.1 FP6, support for the application status attribute was limited to the following J2EE Application Servers: WebSphere, JBoss, and Oracle. As a result, within the Application Health workspace, EJB and Web applications running in WebLogic servers could not be monitored - EJB applications did not appear, and Web applications only appeared with an Application Status of Unknown. Without the support of the Application status attribute, situation thresholds were unable to be set against these individual EJB or Web based... [More]
The Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP) user interface of ITCAM for Application Diagnostics provides an Application Health workspace which displays information about the real-time health status of monitored applications. In this workspace, the Application Status attribute captures the current status of monitored applications, e.g. Running, Stopped, Failed. The Application Status attribute provides a convenient way to monitor that applications are up and to alert when they are not. It is straightforward to create a Situation in TEP which fires when... [More]
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for J2EE TEMA V6.2 Fix Pack 6 is now available. This fix pack provides cumulative maintenance for ITCAM for J2EE TEMA version 6.2. For detailed information and installation instructions, please refer to the fix pack README which is available in this technote . See also Tivoli Composite Application Manager for J2EE wiki for more about ITCAM for J2EE.
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for J2EE V6.1, Data Collector Fix Pack 6 is now available. This fix pack provides cumulative maintenance for ITCAM for J2EE V6.1, Data Collector on distributed platforms. The fix pack also provides multiple enhancements, including Support for WebLogic 10.3.2 and 10.3.3 Support for WebLogic run as Windows Service Support for JBoss EAP Configurator for WebLogic is using new WebLogic API (performance improvement) Support for WebLogic Application Status For detailed information and installation instructions,... [More]