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.
What Each Package Contains ITM 6.3 Fix Pack 7 has been released! Is time to plan that upgrade, to get all the new features and fixes Here is all the info you need to download, review and plan you next upgrade, Happy downloading!!! LIVE and direct Download links, APAR and packages all 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]
This blog will help you configure your environment to use the Transport Layer Security (TLS) v1.2 protocol with an IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) agent at a version 6.23 or lower. As you all know TLS protocol was introduced in ITM release 6.3. The TLS v1.2 protocol was provided with ITM release 6.3 Fix Pack 2. Here are further details from the user guide: http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSTFXA_188.8.131.52/com.ibm.itm.doc_6.3fp2/adminuse/security_sp800_itm.htm You could encounter a situation where you may be running an agent at a... [More]
Event Destinations can be defined as a 'DEFAULT' event destination. This is how you would set an event desintation to be defined as a 'DEFAULT' event destination, using the default=Y parameter. tacmd createEventDest -i 123 -p host1=bigTECserver:4567 default=Y name=myTEC And here is how that setting is used and referenced: In the case where there is no event destination assigned in the Situation and EIF forwarding is enabled for the Situation, the events will be sent to all of the event... [More]
Is your DB2 Agent crashing when accessing the Archive Log History in the workspace? The data request in the workspace for the Archive Log History needs to run a sorted sql query on the DB2 archive database. If there is no temporary tablespace with a suitable page size, then the DB2 agent fails to get data and crashes. You may see the following symptoms: 1. The end of DB2 agent logs looks like below: (50D16252.5C6F-6:kudlragt.cpp,572,"GetLogRecordInfo") About the execute query:'SELECT... [More]
Annette, the level 2 operator, must ensure that jobs processed by Compute Grid do not run for a longer period of time than one hour. If a job executes for longer, then Annette must capture the job information and forward it to the Middleware/Application Support SME. Middleware/Application Support SME configure jobs as custom requests via data collector configuration files. Annette edits the predefined XDCGJobExcessiveTotalTime situation to trigger if the total job time is greater than 60 minutes. ... [More]
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IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Transactions ~ How to do stuff ~ By Kevin Baldwin - How to..... Fix an agent configuration problem that prevents an agent starting This blog describes a problem seen after a new Application Management Console (AMC / T3) installation that prevents the AMC agent starting. However, it could happen to any new agent installed on a Windows machine. The Windows service needed to run AMC can only be created if agent configuration has been completed. To check if the service has been created you can open... [More]
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Transactions ~ How to do stuff ~ By Kevin Baldwin - How to..... Recover missing agent configuration options This blog describes a problem seen when reconfiguring a Robotic Response Time (RRT / T6) agent. However, it could happen to any agent. After selecting the ITCAM for Robotic Response agent, right-clicking and selecting the "Reconfigure..." option in Managed Tivoli Monitoring Servces (MTEMS), the Agent Advanced Configuration panel is displayed where you configure Primary TEMS... [More]
Hi IBM Is there a way to monitor APM's availability? I know I can get a job scheduled that can run the APM STATUS command every 5 mins and alert me if any of the status is "stopped" or failed.. Is there any other way? Is there a way similar to below? If not, how would I monitor APM's availability.. We have ITNM that can be used using SNMP utils on server to monitor processes however certain processes are java processes and ITNM only gets first 64 characters of the command line.. So we cannot use that as well. 1. Heart Beat... [More]
Shortly after the IF006 the 184.108.40.206-IBM-IPM-SERVER-IF0007 is now available on IBM Fix Central. http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=ibm%7ETivoli&product=ibm/Tivoli/IBM+Tivoli+Monitoring&release=220.127.116.11&platform=All&function=fixId&fixids=18.104.22.168-IBM-IPM-SERVER-IF0007&includeRequisites=1&includeSupersedes=0&downloadMethod=ddp&source=fc List of fixes The following problems are addressed by this interim fix. APARs IV85573: CCS component may not be initialized correctly when server1... [More]
General: Agent builder agent can be freely configured. For example, the function, version, operating system and name of the company are assigned by the administrator. Affinity: In the ITM, the affinity is used to uniquely identify the agent type. As an an example: LZ os agent affinity is% IBM.STATIC134 Dashboard: The dashboard uses the affinity to find the right dataset. Here the dashboard uses the data provider configured in the teps ITMSD is the default data provider of ITM Each agent builder agent generates its own... [More]
This blog is intended to help you understand and walk you through steps to create the necessary Dimension Table for the Tivoli Common Reports. Preparing the Tivoli Data Warehouse for Tivoli Common Reporting includes creating and populating the resource dimension table "ManagedSystem", which is required for running the Cognos reports and using the data models. The following dimensions tables are created by this procedure: IBM_TRAM Schema TIME_DIMENSION table MONTH_LOOKUP table WEEKDAY_LOOKUP table Other dimensions... [More]
View the latest IBM Application Performance Management questions on our forums and see the answers provided... IBM Performance Management forum - Week of Dec 19th, Dec 26th & Jan 2nd API - Resource Groups - On-Prem Does anyone know if the API for Resource Groups is enabled in the IPM 8.1.3 on-prem version? Is there way to enabled it? The Threshold Management API is working great. Whenever we try to access the API we get the following error: Exception thrown by application class 'com.micromuse.response.... [More]
Hi and Welcome to the IBM Monitoring Academy Newsletter January Edition In these monthly newsletters we are aiming to share with you our high value content, recent updates and any information you might have missed. It will all be hosted here with external links within the blog so please have a read. Newsletter Video If you prefer to watch and listen rather than read, we also have a video version of the Newsletter which can be found at the link below on our Youtube Channel. Direct YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/OZGIbu-YBo8 ... [More]