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.
This blog will provide a step-by-step procedure to check the content store database (default = TCRDB) connection. In a nutshell the TCRDB holds the report formats. If the connection to the content store database is not established, you will not be able to access reports. The TCRDB is NOT the same as the TDW (or Warehouse) database which holds the ITM warehouse data. A successful connection to the TCRDB helps you access the "Tivoli Common Reporting" portal through DASH or stand-alone. This is an important check after the TCR... [More]
Although IBM MQ (WebSphere MQ) provides many monitoring techniques to help you get statistics about your queue manager, would it be better to be alerted when something goes wrong and the problematic data is directly presented on the user interface? If your answer is YES, then you should try the Monitoring Agent for WebSphere MQ delivered as part of IBM Performance Management. To find more about this agent and have a glimpse of its dashboards, read this blog , which was originally published on... [More]
This blog will explain the steps needed to export content store from TCR 2.X to TCR 3.X. There are several occasions, when reporting environments are transitioned. In this example, the QS Report for test user have been migrated. Confirm the required report (QS Report) is part of My Folders for test user Click Launch -> Administration Click on Configuration tab Click on Content Administration Click the “Export” icon ... [More]
ITCAM for Transactions 7.4 - Using RPT 9 Upgrade your environment to the latest ITCAM for Transactions 188.8.131.52 and Rational Performance Tester 9! There are some requirements you should review before upgrading and then verify after you have installed everything. Requirements To install these components you must log in as the local administrator , or the logged in user must be a member of the local administrator groups. When you install RPT you must run the installation with a local administrator account. When you install the ITCAM... [More]
View the latest IBM Application Performance Management questions on our forums and see the answers provided... dwAnswers - Week of Jan 9 th General slowness problem in APM/IPM 8.1.3 After the main login screen, APM does not bring up the configured system, components and JVMs. I cannot see anything in APM UI because workspaces never appear and keeps loading. Can you advice how to speed up the APM? Answ er: https://ibm.biz/BdsJJG _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _... [More]
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Transactions ~ How to do stuff ~ By Kevin Baldwin - How to..... Plan and upgrade to ITCAM for Transactions 184.108.40.206 The End of Support (EoS) date for ITCAMfT 7.3.0.x is 30th April 2017. If you haven't done so already, and you don't have a support extension, you should be planning to upgrade to latest version of ITCAMfT by 30th April 2017. This means upgrading to ITCAMfT 220.127.116.11 and applying the appropriate interim... [More]
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Transactions ~ How to do stuff ~ By Kevin Baldwin - How to..... Identify and fix ITM Framework and GSKit related issues This blog describes problems sometimes seen after installing ITM and/or ITCAMfT components and provides information to help resolve those problems. In most cases, the underlying cause is 32-bit versions of the ITM Framework and/or GSKit not being the same as the 64-bit versions. Check these examples which describe the type of problem that might be experienced to see if the links... [More]
When you are trying to install the APM server you may want to install the server in /opt/apm and install DB2 in a separate location, i.e. /db2. Basically the correct thing to do would be to use a remote database, install it on a different system in any filesystem you want, and do not modify files provided on installation media. However, in case of need the following instructions may be used. 1) Edit <install_dir>/install.properties. Change db2.installdir parameter to specify where DB2 will be installed. 2) Edit... [More]
This blog entry presents an overview of the complete agent deployment process ITM Agent Depot Location Referred to as either an agent depot or deployment depot. It is an installation directory on the monitoring server from which you deploy agents and maintenance packages across your environment. The depots are usually located and maintained independently on the hub monitoring server and one or more remote monitoring servers. The default location of the depot is; Windows: <install_dir>\CMS\Depot Linux and... [More]
This blog is intended to help you understand and walk you through steps where users are Unable to upgrade Tivoli Common Reporting V18.104.22.168 from Jazz for Service Management V22.214.171.124 as a root user. 1. Download Tivoli Common Reporting V126.96.36.199 from Fixcentral from the following location: 3.1.2-TIV-JazzSM-TCR-COGNOS- <Operating_System> .zip 2. Extract 3.1.2-TIV-JazzSM-TCR-COGNOS-<Operating_System>.zip to the folder <tempdir> 3. After the extraction, folder structure is as... [More]
1. IBM Monitoring: Downloads and drivers - TITLE: IBM Performance Management 188.8.131.52 WebSphere Applications Agent Interim Fix 5 (184.108.40.206-IBM-IPM-WAS-AGENT-IF0008) - URL: http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/quickorder?product=ibm%2FTivoli%2FIBM+Tivoli+Monitoring&fixids=220.127.116.11-IBM-IPM-WAS-AGENT-IF0008&source=myna&myns=swgtiv&mynp=OCSSTFXA&mync=E&cm_sp=swgtiv-_-OCSSTFXA-_-E - ABSTRACT: This is a cumulative interim fix for the Monitoring Agent for WebSphere Applications provided with the Performance Management... [More]
I was attempting to install the APMUI 7.7.x. The customer had previously tried to install the APMUI and left the system in a bit of disarray. I am using new directories but I am getting an error from the Installation ... [More]
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_18.104.22.168/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]