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.
IBM Tivoli Monitoring development team
continues to enhance the current release (ITM v6.2.3) with new features and
usability improvements which are targeted for future delivery. We have posted a new entry linked to the Tivoli Monitoring wiki to provide highlights and solicit Customer/stakeholder feedback. Click here to read the wiki article about potential features for future releases of Tivoli Monitoring . Please review and comment on the features and enhancements outlined via
Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) Forum . We
This scenario describes how you can use the WebSphere MQ Monitoring agent to monitor multiple alias queues that are used by different applications. Background: The XYZ company uses WebSphere MQ network to enable communication between multiple applications. In their WebSphere MQ environment, there are 150 alias queues pointing at one local queue. They want to know the impact that each alias queue has on the local queue with the WebSphere MQ Monitoring agent. Especially when the local queue is overloaded, they expect to know which of the alias... [More]
The latest release of the IBM Tivoli Monitoring for System p Agents v6.2.2 Interim Feature 2 is now available from Passport Advantage. Details are on the troubleshooting wiki: System p Agent Wiki This is primarily a maintenance release and provides fixes for the following problems: APARs in System p Agent 22.214.171.124 The VIOS Premium Agent also include the following new features: New attribute group: The FC Stats attribute group contains information about the statistics gathered by the Fibre Channel device. New workspace: The Fibre Channel... [More]
IBM Tivoli Monitoring v6.2.2 Fixpack 5 became available July 8, 2011, and ITM Level 3 Support is looking for feedback on your experiences installing and using this level of the product. Feel free to respond here and share your comments, both positive and negative. Thanks, Michael Whisenhunt, IBM
There is a new wiki for all IBM Tivoli Monitoring, and it can be found here: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/wikis/home?lang=en#/wiki/Tivoli%20Monitoring This
is the same content that you would have previously found on the Tivoli
Distributed Monitoring and Application Management wiki. As we continue
to migrate all Tivoli wikis to the new Lotus Connections technology that
we are leveraging for Service Management Connect, we made the decision
to have separate Tivoli Monitoring and ITCAM wikis. This should... [More]
A new article has been published at http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=157615912 This article discusses the types of data collected by agents built by Agent Builder, the modes the agents can run in, and how to tune their data collection. Agent Builder agents can support two types of data and two basic methods of data collection for the most common type of data. Data collection times will vary for different Agent Builder agents and for different attribute groups in a single agent.
The User's Guide for the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Agent Builder, Version 126.96.36.199, 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/agentBuilder_6227/agentbuilder6227_user.htm The User's Guide contains information on installing, using, and troubleshooting the Agent Builder. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help improve the User's Guide.
The User's Guide for the Tivoli Log File Agent, Version 188.8.131.52, 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.
ITCAM for Application Diagnostics (AD) and ITCAM for WebSphere products have a Data Collector that runs as part of Application Server process being monitored. To provide diagnostic data the Data Collector (DC) acts like a server and is queried by the Managing Server (MS) unlike many agents where data is propagated only one way from the agent to upstream components. One of the popular deployment models is to have the Managing Server inside the firewall and Data Collectors outside the firewall. This creates a problem of opening many ports... [More]
The latest release of the VMware VI agent is now available as part of a number of products, including IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Virtual Servers 6.2.3, IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Applications 6.2.4 and IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Microsoft Applications 6.2.3. The new agent provides the following enhancements: Network monitoring. You can now see the configuration of key virtualized network components and traffic usage by virtual machines and hosts. vCenter alarm monitoring. You can now see the vCenter alarms... [More]
Here are a few basic steps to get the most out of the the VMware VI agent: 1) Install the latest vCenter from VMware. The best release is the latest release, vCenter 4.1, and it has shown superior performance over earlier releases. If you are still using vCenter v2.5, be sure to install the latest level, Update 6 (build 227637). The early update levels of vCenter v2.5 will not work with the agent, and VMware currently supports only Update 6. 2) Install the latest VMware VI agent. If you haven't already, install the new v6.2.3, available... [More]
IBM Tivoli Monitoring, Version 6.2.2 Fix Pack 4 is now available! To read the details and download the fix pack from FixCentral, go here: https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=0&uid=swg24027751 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 GA Version 6.2.2 and above. This fix pack can be installed in just one step on top of any level of IBM Tivoli Monitoring version 6.1, 6.2, 6.2.1 or 6.2.2. The main areas of quality... [More]
One of the critical challenges with IBM Tivoli Monitoring is managing Operating System agents, specifically, executing some operations (OS commands, scripts, etc.) remotely on your agents. IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.2.2 Fix Pack 2 introduced a new set of command lines: tacmd getFile allows you to retrieve a file from an agent. tacmd putFile allows you to push a file to an agent. tacmd executeCommand allows you to run a script or command and to retrieve the stdout, stderr and stdin. The benefit of using the above commands is that you can... [More]
Welcome to the Application Performance Management blog. This
blog is one of several within the Service Management Connect community,
and its purpose is to provide readers with ideas and perspectives about
the Application Performance Management solution directly from the
technical experts. Follow this blog, and you can get tips, tricks, and
perspectives on several Application Performance Management topics, including: Installation Integration Performance Customization Technical tips and tricks More... If you have specific topics... [More]