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.
INSTALLING TCR 3.1 WITH Non-Root USER ACCOUNT Normally we install TCR with root user but sometimes we are required to install TCR 3.1 without using non-root user and although it is not really complex, the procedure is a little different to use the root user account. In this blog we are going to cover or at least to try to show a TCR installation with all necessary components required using a non-root user, named "tcr", on RH 6 64bit machine. These are the points to discuss : A. Prereq Scanner B. DB2... [More]
Although TCR 2.1.1 is already an old product , we can still find customers with this version installed and using Derby like their Content store. In these cases the best practice should be install the newest TCR version 3.1.x but I also know that sometimes it is not possible and we have to install a parallel env. and we need to mount another environment 2.1.1 like our production env. before upgrading to TCR 3.1 . In this blog I'm going to show you a step by step about how... [More]
This blog is the second part of a blog about "Installing TCR 2.1.1 in an single machine" Following both blogs we can achieve to install TCR 2.1.1 and configure Content Store with DB2 database instead of using derby database in a single machine. CONFIGURING TCR CONTENT STORE for DB2 TCR installs an embedded lightweight database (Derby) to house reporting artifacts. The derby database is not supported in... [More]
To test the availability and performance of a website with the Synthetic Playback agent, customers must first record scripts that simulate different business processes on that website. This tutorial describes how to record scripts with Selenium IDE. SeleniumScriptingTutorialforProbing.docx | View Details Occasionally, recorded scripts require manual editing in order to simulate certain events in a business process on a website. This tutorial gives troubleshooting tips on how to handle potential issues with your recorded scripts.... [More]
The ITCAM for J2EE IF3 has been published and is available from IBM Fix Central, see link here: https://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?product=ibm/Tivoli/Tivoli+Composite+Application+Manager+for+J2EE&release=All&platform=All&function=fixId&fixids=188.8.131.52-TIV-ITCAM_J2EE-IF0003&includeSupersedes=0 Please use this IF3 for JRE 1.8 support and enhancements to monitor JBoss EAP 6.4.0. You should install this IF3 on top of your J2EE agent base code v184.108.40.206 or any of the Interim Fixes IF1 or IF2. Good... [More]
In the last years, meaningful improvements have been introduced to make data collection for Process attribute group more stable in any condition, no longer dependant on the amount of monitored processes, the length of the Command Line and other elements that in the past caused some troubles. Despite of this, it can be anyway useful to have some information to know what to look at when the output of the "All Process" workspace view is not the expected one. For example, I have recently worked on a case where from time to... [More]
When setting up your on Cloud environment, you install agents on the local systems that you want to monitor. Agents communicate with the IBM Performance Management on Cloud server. If your browser or agents cannot connect to the cloud server, you might need to configure your agents to communicate through a forward proxy. To test your agent connectivity, ensure that your firewall rules allow return traffic from specific IP addresses and port 443. IP addresses are specific to each data center. For more... [More]
Hello folks, I've got another video for you all today. Rather than one of the Academy Seminars, this is just me discussing some of the things that you really need to supply when you log a PMR with IBM Support if you want us to be able to help you with an ITM PMR. Please take a look at this, and keep it in mind the next time you come to log a PMR with us. Giving us as much of this information as you can right from the outset will really help speed the investigation of the problem. ... [More]
Normally you would not need to manually configure the WebSphere Data Collector. Once you complete the installation of the IPMV8 WebSphere Agent you would navigate to the /yndchome/7.3.x/bin and run the ./simpleconfig.sh to configure the data collector. However if the need arises below are the steps to perform the manual configuration. Manually configuring the data collector to monitor an application server instance You can configure the data collector to monitor an application server instance without using the configuration utility. You... [More]
This set of blogs will be short entries about issues seen recently and have been solved. Just generally anything that might be useful. Each blog will be on one subject. ITM Install Hangs Had a report of an install of 6.3 FP02 hanging on Red Hat 6.6. The install was started using install.sh and was to the default directory, it was using a download of the code that had been successfully used before on a Red Hat 6.4 machine. The install got to... [More]
How can MQ configuration agent product discover only a subset of the queue managers present on a system? For security purposes, when more than one WebSphere MQ environments coexist on the same system, you may be interested in configuring the MQ Configuration agent product (KMC) so that only some of the queue managers created on the system may be discovered and so managed by the product. When you install and start the KMC agent on a system and you run the Discovery procedure on the Configuration view on TEP, all the queue managers present... [More]
This blog entry is about a problem that was found recently when monitoring data from "Queue Handle Status". It may happen that you have a lot of queues and you want to filter them by name, anyway when you do this for queries on table "Queue Handle Status" using "Return a subset of the string" or "Scan for string within a string", no data are returned. This has been recognized as a code defect and will be fixed in APAR IV83641. Anyway as a workaround, for a situation or query against this table that... [More]
README and download links are here: http://dbluewas1.pok.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=0&uid=isg400001104 IF9 is a full release superseding both IF7 (the previous full release) and IF8 (the Java-only update). The main change is for the expiring certificate issue, but there are also fixes for a couple of hangs and some potential memory leaks.
Just a heads up that 220.127.116.11-TIV-ITCAMSOA-IF0009 is now available from the SOA Development Lab in Australia. README and download links are here: http://dbluewas1.pok.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=0&uid=isg400001104 IF9 is a full release superseding both IF7 (the previous full release) and IF8 (the Java-only update). The main change is for the expiring certificate issue, but there are also fixes for a couple of hangs and some potential memory leaks.
There is an issue with the new resigned Jar files and Java 5.0 running on ITM 6.2.3 . After resigning Jar files check that the JRE in-use is the correct version as Java version 5.0 dose not work. Where you have ITM 6.2.3 still running with JRE 5.0, you will need to update the JRE to version 6.0 or later. If you have more than one version of Java running then follow the steps below to select the correct Version of Java to run. 1. Go to Start -> Control Panel and Start the Java control Panel Applet. 2. Select the Java tab... [More]