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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.
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]
The User's Guide for the Tivoli Log File Agent, Version 184.108.40.206, released on
December 16, 2011 can be found here: Tivoli Log File Agent, Version 220.127.116.11 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.
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]
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]
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]
The User's Guide for the IBM Tivoli Monitoring Agent Builder, Version 18.104.22.168, 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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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 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... [More]
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]
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]