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.
In this blog post I'll be demonstrating how install, configure, and view data in a new IBM produced monitoring solution -- all in under 5 minutes flat after downloading the installation media. About IBM SmartCloud Monitoring Application Insight
At Blue Medora we've been watching carefully, as over the past 6 months, IBM has fairly quietly released 5 distinct beta drops of IBM SmartCloud Monitoring Application Insight (SCMAI)-- the product IBM Tivoli had, until recently, been calling IBM Tivoli Cloud Consumer Monitoring (CCM).
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]
Can't generate a report for 2013? If you haven't heard, a flash went out earlier this year with details about how to correct this issue. The flash can be found at: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21621694
In this blog I want to provide my view about clouds and the new systems of engagement and how these are changing the IT Industry and the way we manage and use IT resources. Let’s talk about answers to questions like: W hat are the expectations and key requirements for managing clouds and applications in systems of engagement? What are the key aspects of these changes and their effect in IT, systems management solutions and monitoring in particular? Cloud Computing is an irreversible change in the IT industry. Clouds are enabled by... [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]
One of the last things any ITM operator wants to see is failure. In large production environments with multiple changes taking place this is always a risk. The below education session (with Demos) and slide deck, explains how you can back up an restore all your critical information and configuration with simple product provided commands. You have spent a lot of time and effort building your enterprise, do you really want to run the risk of loosing all your:- Users Queries Situations... [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]
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]
Chess players are often asked how many moves ahead they can see. While computers can calculate millions of positions a second, humans depend on strategy, experience, pattern matching and even intuition. Even so, in certain positions, the best chess players can see 15 or more moves ahead. And yet, when this question was posed to Jose Raul Capablanca, chess world champion from 1921-1927, he is reported to have replied, "Only one, but it is always the right one."
And in regard to IBM Tivoli Monitoring products, a little... [More]
I would like to inform you that ITM v6.3 demo videos became available on YouTube (15 demo videos). The 15 demo videos are "Product Introduction" demos and cover most of the major or the key enhancements introduced by ITM v6.3. So, if you see these demo videos, you will be able to understand "What's New" in ITM v6.3. The following link shows the ITM v6.3 Demo Playlist on YouTube, where you can see all the 15 demo videos. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiD3_RDV00Jcf35_zH67-SbLQi3zXy3EQ In addition, we are going to... [More]
Significant enhancements to the ITCAM Managing Server and Data Collector
in V 188.8.131.52 offer increased throughput, reduced overhead and new
scalability options with the potential to manage up to 1,000 JVMs with a
single Managing Server.
See here for full details and implementation procedure: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21610922
Symptom: When there are two or more versions of IBM JRE(1.4.2 and 1.5) installed on the same machine, and use IE7 as the TEP browser client, and the users are trying to use TEPB (IE7) to connect to a remote Windows TEPS server, you might be experiencing the url redirect problem (either redirect to the localhost instead of the remote TEPS hostname, or redirect to http://hostname:15200 but failed load anything). The problems may occur on Windows 2003 both 32bit and 64bit machines. Additional information: The related technotes are below:... [More]
IBM Education Assistant training modules for ITM versions 6.2.x Agent Builder Tivoli Monitoring > V6.2.2 > Agents > System P agents >
Installation and configuration > System p Agents 6.2.2, configuring
and starting agents Tivoli Monitoring > V6.2.3 > Agents > Using the kulmapper utility to test the log format for the UNIX Logs Agent Tivoli Monitoring > Agent Builder > V6.2.3 > Administration
> Creating an Agent Builder agent with a script as the data source http://ow.ly/iwPr4
IBM Education Assistant flash modules released for Tivoli Monitoring v6 http://ow.ly/iwRDT Tivoli Monitoring > V6.1 > Administration > How to run a SOAP query with the SOAP client command-line utility kshsoap Tivoli Monitoring > V6.1 > Troubleshooting
and problem determination > Identifying problems that result in a
core dump on AIX IBM Tivoli Monitoring > V6.2, 6.2.1 > Troubleshooting and problem determination 3 modules 1. Reading agent logs, part 1 locating and collecting, log types, and naming conventions 2.... [More]