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.
M ilestone 11 of the IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management Standard Edition (SC APM SE) vNext open beta is now available to download . A key enhancement in this milestone is the ability to automatically discover and define applications and their components within the Application Performance Management UI. This ensures that you see your applications in the dashboard quickly, accurately, and without significant manual effort. In this beta milestone, you will be able to tune the performance of the Service Component Repository (SCR) to... [More]
Marvin Goodman has contributed several webcasts to the Tivoli User Community. Click here to register for the upcoming The 201% ROI Story - Optimizing Performance in a New Age of Application Landscapes webcast on November 13, 2014. Please tell us what your role is in IBM: A Market Manager serves as the team lead for a group of product managers, APM product managers in this case... READ THE REST OF THE INTERVIEW IN THE TUC
Are you a member of the TUC? IN THIS ISSUE Global Group Updates White Paper TUC Webcast Pulse 2014 User Group Meetings Events Tivoli System Z Sponsors TUC WEBCAST What's New in Tivoli Storage Manager V7.1 Nov 7, 2013, 11 AM ET US Join Ian T. Smith , Director of IBM Storage Software, to learn more about how Tivoli Storage Manager V7.1 dramatically increases scalability and performance while providing backup infrastructure cost savings up to 38%. WHITE PAPER "Business Benefits of Mobilizing Maximo with the Innovative Interloc... [More]
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]
This webcast will take place on November 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM, ET #TUCAPM OVERVIEW The times, they are a'changing, in the way you develop your applications, the way you deploy them, and the way you manage them. The application environment demands revenue and reputation protection, the elimination of outages, and cost-savings. IBM's Application Performance Management solutions, long known as a best of breed solutions for managing traditionally hosted enterprise applications, is extending its capabilities for new deployment paradigms -... [More]
On the forth installment of the SPUFI series, we look at our third "use case". This blog will show you how to extract key information via the command line from your TEMS relating to which agents are assigned to which MSL (Managed system list). This is a very powerful way to obtain great information from your TEMS If you missed part one on how to use the tool here is a quick link: -----> Link to blog one in the SPUFI serie s... [More]
I'm really looking forward to the InformationOnDemand (IOD) conference starting November 3rd. It will be very interesting to see how we apply analytics to solve Application Performance Management problems. We'll have a few demo PEDs in the Expo center and a few sessions that I highly recommend. If you are attending the IOD conference, stop by booth 708. I also highly recommend the following sessions. Session #: IBD-3993A, Streamline Business Operations with Advanced IT Analytics, Mon. Nov.... [More]
Oracle added same security updates in Java 1.7u45 that I mentioned in my previous blog into Oracle Java 1.6u65. As a result, Java webstart client will fail to start with Oracle Java 1.6u65. The only work around at this point is to use Oracle Java 1.6 u51 or less.The customer can also use the TEP browser client as an alternative. We opened an APAR IV51394 to resolve this issue but we don't have ETA yet. We'll update the progress when we have a solid plan.
As of Oracle Java 1.7.0u45 the TEP java webstart client failed to start. The following link talks about the new enforcement of Java runtime parameters in jnlp files. https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8023821?focusedCommentId=13377692&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels%3acomment-tabpanel#comment-13377692 The only work around at this point is to use Oracle Java 1.7.0u40 or less.The customer can also use the TEP browser client as an alternative. We opened an APAR IV51394 to resolve this issue but we... [More]
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Transactions ~ How to do stuff ~ By Kevin Baldwin - How to..... Run Rational Robot scripts in an ITCAMfT 7.4 environment. Alternatively, consider changing to RFT or RPT . ITCAMfT 7.3.0.x is the last version that supports Rational Robot scripts being played back on the Robotic Response Time / T6 agent. The most recent supported version of Rational Robot is 7.0.2 If you want to run Rational Robot scripts in an ITCAMfT 7.4 environment you need to use ITCAMfT 188.8.131.52 RRT agents as described in the... [More]
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Transactions ~ How to do stuff ~ By Kevin Baldwin - How to..... Homepage Or should it be... launch pad, welcome page, landing page, base camp? Whatever the preferred title might be, this blog is intended to act as the "Master" blog for the "ITCAMfT - How to do stuff" series of blogs. Robotic Response Time is my main area of experience. As a result most of my blogs are likely to be in that subject area. However, there will be blogs relating to the other components and... [More]
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Transactions ~ How to do stuff ~ By Kevin Baldwin - How to..... Add timers to Rational Functional Tester (RFT) scripts to calculate subtransaction response time measurements If you record a RFT script without adding timers, subtransactions are automatically generated when the playback is run on an ITCAMfT Robotic Response Time agent. You have no control over the subtransaction level or names of the subtransactions. It can be a bit messy. By adding Start and Stop timers during the script development... [More]
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Transactions ~ How to do stuff ~ By Kevin Baldwin - How to..... Correctly interpret playback status and availability information seen in Robotic Response Time workspaces The information in this blog answers the following questions: Why is Last Run Status showing Complete when the monitored web server isn't available? Why is the application showing 100% availability when the monitored web server isn't available? The quick answer to these questions is: Playback Status just reports the status of... [More]
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Transactions ~ How to do stuff ~ By Kevin Baldwin - How to..... Quickly find system requirements and prerequisite information for ITCAMfT 7.4 System requirements and prerequisites are no longer provided in product documentation . To get the information a link is provided to the Software Product Compatibility Reports tool. Using this tool you can generate system requirement and prerequisite reports by entering "Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Transactions"... [More]
W ill It Blend? is a viral marketing campaign consisting of a series of infomercials demonstrating the companies line of blenders . In the show, the presenter, attempts to blend various unusual items in order to demonstrate the power of the blender. Items include Golf balls, marbles, cell phones and even cubic zirconia ! In IBM Support, we don't get questions quite as unusual as " can I blend my $500 iPhone? ", but we do often get questions about supported platforms for our products. in 99% of cases,... [More]