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.
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]
Survival Guide for a Data Center Power Shutdown
Imagine you are running a Data Center (DC) housing critical applications and solutions. Now Imagine that you are told that this DC has to sustain an extended power outage. The big question for all involved is "how much restful sleep can I expect until the DC is back online?"
What is the impact of an improperly executed DC shutdown?
Failure to shutdown a DC gracefully can lead to severe impact - resulting in downtime, a... [More]
Always wondered what SPUFI is, how it works and what it can do for you (if you haven't you should have)... time to be enlightened!
Over the next two weeks, I will be blogging a series of use cases of how to extract key information via the command line from your TEMS. This will cover everything from how to check what situations have fired in the environment, to how to find MSL associations and everything in between.... [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... [More]
I enjoyed presenting to our organization about the value of blogging, as well as blogging best practices. Now ask yourself: what is blogging? The simplest explanation is that blogging is a way for you to engage in an online conversation to share ideas and start dialogue.
What are some blogging best practices?
Make your posts personal. Write about what excites and interests you.
Develop a consistent online persona.
Lead with something compelling, or risk losing your reader’s... [More]
Custom Monitoring Dashboards (Self Service charts and tables with Monitoring Data in minutes)
Have you wanted to create custom widgets, tables and charts with any IBM Tivoli Monitoring real-time data on a web UI? IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.3 introduces this capability of self service dashboards.
The UI piece: Custom monitoring dashboard are available through IBM Dashboard Application Services Hub or DASH (formerly called TIP, Tivoli Integration Portal) for users to create their own pages, charts and tables using... [More]
Milestone 2 of the IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Standard Edition (SC APM SE) vNext open beta is now available to download .
Milestone 2 will include the following functionality:
Enhancements to the Web-based dashboards
New dashboards for Microsoft .Net Framework
New dashboard (Alpha version) for DataPower appliance
Connection management for ITM data provider
Installation Manager based installer
Application Manager/Add Resource windows... [More]
Its a Monday morning, you have a heap of work to get through and you cant log in to the TEP. Your presented with the dreaded "KFWITM393E" error... Don't reach for those painkillers....The below explains how to get you back on your feet fast!
In the coming weeks/months there will be a series of helpful tips and hits to help you correct problems and improve your ITM infrastructure.
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Event correlation and analysis is the foundation of Business Service Assurance helping ensure that business critical incidents are rapidly detected and actioned. This presentation will describe how IBM's leading event management solution Netcool/OMNIbus v7.4 brings improved... [More]
Problems: When the Tivoli Log File Agent is upgraded to version 6.2.3 Fix Pack 2 version, the previously configured instance and situation names that are in lowercase characters no longer function. Symptom: After update the Log File Agent of IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.2.3 FixPack 2 to a current installation of the Log File Agent (KLO). The instance or situation names that were previously displayed in lowercase characters now appear in both lowercase and uppercase characters in the Tivoli Enterprise Portal Client display. The displayed... [More]
The IBM Tivoli
Monitoring i5/OS monitoring agent is now referred to as the IBM i
monitoring agent. You can access the IBM Tivoli Monitoring IBM i OS
Agent User's Guide (SC22-5454-00)
Please join the Tivoli User Community for
a live Webcast and opportunity for Q&A on March 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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IBM is simplifying your monitoring needs with a new lightweight
solution that monitors the performance and availability of your
web-delivered applications. It allows you to focus on application health
and user experience for cloud-based applications, without needing to
install anything in the infrastructure. Join us and learn more about: 1)
Customers have a few options when deploying SmartCloud Monitoring version 7.2 to monitor their VMware environment. The following describes those options and recommendations. SmartCloud Monitoring 7.2 consist of 3 major components: VMware VI Monitoring Agent VMware reports for Tivoli Common Reporting Dashboard for VMware VMware Capacity Planning The 7.2 version of the VMware VI Agent is compatible with older versions of the IBM Tivoli Monitoring infrastructure. The agent requires IBM Tivoli Monitoring version 6.2.2 FP4 or above. So, the... [More]
You might have heard the old adage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Metrically, perhaps it is a gram of prevention and a kilogram of cure. In our home, vitamin C and zinc are our home's attempt to ward off colds, but I wish our ounce of prevention could come in the form of chocolate! Whatever works, the low-cost, proactive steps that prevent bigger problems later on are always worth it! And of course the same is true with information technology. Part of the reason you are running Tivoli monitoring software is not only for... [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]