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've created few Thresholds in your APM 8.1.3 console and you're wondering if these Thresholds have been distributed to your Agent system, here are some steps that you can use to verify: 1. When you create your Threshold in the APM console using the Threshold Manager , the new Threshold that you created gets written into a private_situations.xml file on the APM server. This is a regular xml file that contains all your Thresholds and is in the wlp servers directory (see screenshot below for the path.) In my example... [More]
Typically, when you are not getting data in the ITCAM WAS Agent Request Analysis workspaces it's Request Monitoring not being turned on, incorrect Monitoring Level, or just not a lot of request data is being generated. The following steps below are what you should check if you encounter missing data for this workspace. 1) Check to see if you get real time data, by selecting the highlighted icon in the picture below- ... [More]
TADDM ITM integration using the OSLC I ntroduction on why you will want to integrate ITM to TADDAM. In this blog I will explain and provide screenshorts of what happenes at each stage of setting up the integration. I will also provide the XML files generated during the TADDM scripts executions. Before you start you will need the following prereqs. If you are using Windows 7 and above you will need 1. PowerShell version 2+ 2. TEMS... [More]
If you are trying to configure ITCAM for AD 7.1 FP04 on z/OS with WAS 85 or higher, then more than likely you will run into the following unexpected error- The*Error* Unsupported version of WAS: 85 Unexpected of course because WAS 85 should be supported at FP4. To answer your unasked question, yes WAS 85 is actually supported at this level despite what the message above is telling you. The problem lies in the setupwas.sh script. There is an APAR opened for this issue APAR PI75311, and the APAR does mention a workaround- In... [More]
By Amir Hossin & Oneil Richardson Following on from Mark's excellent videos on how to check you have all of the prerequisites in place, we will now focus on the actual installation of the APM on-premise server component, and take you through the steps and options available during installation and show you how to log into the APM GUI for the first time. The following video takes you step by step through a typical installation of the APM server component. Be aware that the actual install can take an hour or... [More]
If you have configured the ITCAM for J2EE WebLogic DC with one WebLogic user and for some reason you find you may need to switch the WebLogic user. There is a script called password_updater that is referenced in the ITCAM docs, however this is an outdated method and should be used. Instead, just use the simple process below- Go to this file, /opt/IBM/ITM/lx8266/yj/j2eedc/18.104.22.168.4/runtime/<weblogic_jvm>/dc.java.p roperties Then change this JMX_USERNAME=<user_1> JMX_PASSWORD=<encrypted_password>... [More]
Hello all, So today we're looking at a slightly puzzling PMR. I had a customer who didn't have a Situation Event Console icon in their TEP client. We tried changing permissions for the users, logging in as different users, trying the desktop client, web client and JWS client, all to no avail. We confirmed that the icons for it existed on the system and all the jars were present but we simply couldn't find this thing anywhere. Frankly finding Carmen... [More]
ITCAM agent for Lotus Domino Availability workspace shows server status 'KGB5032I: Not Responding'. You have confirmed that the Domino server is running and functioning fine, so why is the monitoring agent is displaying wrong status? In this blog entry, we discuss some of the common scenarios for this problem, and steps to resolve those. This problem may be caused by an incorrect setting in agent configuration, or the Domino server may not be reachable.... [More]
TEPS LDAP Kerberos authentication: There has been no testing or verification by IBM involving the integration of this protocol with ITM. So, this is a situation that falls under the category of "...it may work", but has never been attempted by the ITM development, support, or test teams.
While attempting to install for example 22.214.171.124-TIV-CAMIS-Windows-IF0013 on Windows system, the setup.exe program launched with an Administrator account fails to upgrade your existing ISM agent v7401, and a popup window is displayed with the following message : Unable to establish BSS1 Environment, cannot continue . After aborting this installation, review under <ITM_HOME>/installITM directory the latest modified file. For example, you should find the following file : " Abort IBM Tivoli Composite Application... [More]
If you've been using the ITCAM Managing Server to view data from your monitored Data Collectors over few years now, its likely that some of your tables in the octigate database may be heavily used. This can lead to large amounts of table space usage over time. If you want to get back some disk space, you can compress these heavily used tables and free up some disk space. Here are the general steps you will do to achieve this: 1. First login and connect to the octigate database and verify what tables are used up. You... [More]
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for WebSphere Applications 126.96.36.199-TIV-ITCAMAD-IF0001 is now available http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24041705 APARs: PI05433 JPA @ENTITY OBJECTS MUST BE TRACKED ONLY AT LEVEL 2 MONITORING. PI25034 Inflight transaction trap incorrectly firing for Web services PI42603 ITCAM DC UNABLE TO DOWNLOAD THE MS KERNEL CODEBASE USING HTTP PI42952 NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION AT COM.CYANEA.WS6.WASSERVER.GETPERFSUMMARY PI50392 INCLUDE THE DATACOLLECTOR.SECURITY.POLICY IN THE 7.1.X PACKAGE. PI50962... [More]
If you want to view a mix of V6 and V8 monitoring agents that communicate with your APM server, then you can install and use the IBM Hybrid Gateway server. The Hybrid Gateway sits between your TEPS and the APM server, either in the SaaS Cloud or on-Prem. and is used to view a mix of V6 and V8 agents on the same APM UI console Some advantages of using the IBM Hybrid Gateway are: easy to setup and install can be installed on the TEPS if using RHEL6 or RHEL7. However, a separate server is preferred.... [More]