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.
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]
The User's Guide for the Tivoli Log File Agent, Version 22.214.171.124, released on December 16, 2011 can be found here: Tivoli Log File Agent, Version 126.96.36.199 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.
You have just bought your
first smart phone. You then have to decide on how to use 'less data'
using your data plan(unless you are on an unlimited plan). You
google 'how to use less data' and see there are thousands of posts on
how to do this. In terms of Tivoli ITM warehousing, the same concept
applies, how to keep the short term history(STH) files at a
reasonable size. This requires for large data intensive agents to
think about the configuration of the historical collection interval,
warehousing upload interval, and retention... [More]
Big Data as described in Wikipedia is the future but right now for Tivoli Data Warehousing(TDW) the task is to understand the amount of data being collected and warehoused by the Tivoli agents in your ITM infrastructure. This analysis can be simplified using the Tivoli Warehouse Projection Spreadsheet that is located here: Warehouse Projection Spreadsheet and has been uploaded to this blog entry . The ITM 6.2.3 Installation and Setup Guide contains information on estimating the disk space requirements for the Tivoli Data Warehouse. To follow... [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
ITM 6.23 Fix Pack 5 is the latest and greatest release for this code stream in 2014! All the info you need to download now and get the benefits of the fix pack! Happy downloading!!! All Download links, APAR and packages are listed below! All of the links in the below tables are live. They will take you directly to the download location of the package you require, or the IBM official technote for one of the APARs included in this fix pack (if you wish to know more about the APAR) Direct link to the Fix Pack 5... [More]
IBM Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager (ITNCM) helps data center and networking staff to discover, visualize, detect, configure and activate the network. ITNCM consists of two servers: an application server and a database server. The application server is made up of a Web Start graphical user interface (GUI) and web-based HTML interface. The Web Start GUI provides access to the queue manager, resource browser and system and archive manager. The web-based HTML interface provides access to the account management interface, process and policy;... [More]
A guide to enabling upstream and downstream linking in ITCAM for Transactions is now available. These features can be used in your workflow to aid in identifying performance issues, hotspots and for problem determination by limiting the transaction topology scope to only relevant nodes. You can download the guide from: ... [More]
For version 6.3 Fix Pack 1 only, the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Installation and Setup Guide is available on Service Management Connect. Click here to download the PDF from the Tivoli Monitoring Wiki. You can subscribe to all fix notifications for your products by using My Notifications .
The Warehouse Proxy agent provides a set of works spaces that are defined as “Manage Our Stuff With Our Stuff”(MOSWOS). IBM/Tivoli love acronyms and MOSWOS has been around a long time internally. But, it is a term that usually causes confusion for a user of ITM. This confusion extents further for the Warehouse Proxy agent in the sense that most users do not know that these MOSWOS workspaces exist. The Warehouse MOSWOS workspaces can be used to look for problems occurring in historical data collection. ... [More]
In my previous blog entry , I detailed how to configure historical collection so that the least amount of data is saved and the export of that data is the quickest. All for keeping the size of the short term history file below 1GB. However, when saving historical data at the TEMA the agent can become isolated from the Warehouse Proxy agent because of network issues. Or the database itself may be down not allowing exports. When this happens, the STH files start growing and can exceed the 1GB limit over time. At the TEMS, this can also... [More]
In my previous blog entry we discovered that each short term history(STH) file must be kept
under 1GB in size for performance reasons at the TEMA (Tivoli
Enterprise Monitoring Agent) or TEMS (Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring
Server). As with any smartphone data plan it is always good to have
ways to try and not exceed this limit. And for STH files the same
applies. Here are ways to achieve this: Use
the largest collection interval possible. This reduces the number
of rows saved in the STH file. Filter
any unneeded data from the... [More]
15 video demonstrations are available on the Service Management Connect channel on YouTube. These videos introduce you to the new functions and capabilities in IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.3 that provide you with improved visualization , a lower cost of ownership , and improved scalability . For descriptions about the videos and links to the related documentation, see the New in this release feature videos topic in the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Information Center. The videos cover the following areas: IBM Infrastructure Management Dashboards... [More]
In addition to the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Information Center, you can now also access some of the IBM Tivoli Monitoring documentation right here on Service Management Connect. The documentation posted on SMC will be provided only in PDF format. You can access the PDFs by going to the Application Performance Management community and clicking on Files in the left-hand navigation. You can also access the PDFs by using the links provided below. The agent user interface guides provide you with a PDF version of the online help. We plan to add... [More]
Robert Frost said in “The Road Not Taken” : “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference” For historical collection of data within the Tivoli Framework, the user has to decide for each table collected if it should be saved at the TEMA (Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Agent) or TEMS (Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server). The default location is the TEMA, but we have found that users like to move this to the TEMS so that all of their data is located on one machine.... [More]