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.
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Since IBM monitoring 8 is new to all of as I decided to create blog how to In this blog I will show how to create Situation using Threshold manager for Missing file using Monitored Logs feature. To create instance I used simple conf file with only LogSources=<location to my file> tag. For this test I am using example fmt file which is provided together with LFA 6.3 installation image. To create Situation open APM console and navigate to Threshold Manager where you click on + icon: After that you will directed to Threshold Editor.... [More]
Hello everyone, RZ agent is one of the most popular ITCAM agents and when properly configured t is usually quick and reliable. In my experience, beside few bugs (show me a code that is fully bug free !!), the most common issues are often caused by the Oracle environment setting, its workload and its size. For example, one of the most common problem scenarios I observed in the last months is related to the size of the Oracle Recyclebin, that causes the failure of data collection for workspace view "Non Temporary tablespace Usage" when... [More]
IBM Tivoli Monitoring Agent Builder allows for the creation of custom monitoring agents. In order to be able to do a time comparison as part of a situation using the DATE function, the custom agent needs to define an attribute as a Timestamp field. There is no function to interpret a string as a date / time and then do a comparison. DATE: Compare Date and Time http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSTFXA_6.3.0/com.ibm.itm.doc_6.3/adminuse/formulafunction_date_tep.htm *** Use the DATE formula function in a situation, query,... [More]
LDAP stands for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. It is optimized for very fast reading. LDAP runs over TCP/IP or other connection oriented transfer services and is High Secure. The itm can validate the LDAP user on the HUB, on the TEPS on the Operation System ( Example PAM “Pluggable Authentication Modules”) The configuration is done by the MTEMS or by the itmcmd config -S command Enable and configure LDAP user authentication for the monitoring serve r... [More]
Hello again! See what our internal staff and customers said were the important issues to view last month for admins Why are the Agents greyed out in the TEPS console after upgrading to FP6? https://developer.ibm.com/answers/questions/308800/q When is support going to be added for WebSphere V9 for ITCAM for Applications WebSphere agent? https://developer.ibm.com/answers/questions/308468/q How to reinstall TEPS IHS on Windows platform? https://developer.ibm.com/answers/questions/309293/q Why is APM 8.1.3 IIB (qi) monitoring agent shutting down in... [More]
In this blog, I will list the ten new attributes introduced in the 6.30 FP5 Monitoring Agent for Unix OS on Solaris to monitor the ZFS in the Unix Disk group. The first eight attributes show ZFS properties, the last two attributes introduce a new calculation for the space used percent that corresponds to the output of the command "df -h". Below are the new attributes' complete list and their descriptions. Ten new attributes added to the Unix Disk attribute group: 1. ZFS Quota (KBytes) The ZFS property QUOTA that... [More]
This blog will discuss the new attributes related to the processes monitored by the Data Collection Status Group (the daemons used by the agent) introduced in the 6.30 FP5 Monitoring Agent for Unix OS. Moreover a new value for the attribute Status is introduced: Stopped. It applies to the fcp_daemon only, with the following logic: When the script execution feature is enabled but the fcp_daemon is not running, if it is in the status "No Restart" the corresponding status in Data Collection Status is "Failed",... [More]
Sometimes while running the Operating system (OS) agent reports, they fail to list any servers in the Tivoli Common Reporting (TCR) portal. The following screen capture shows that while running a Single Resource CPU Utilization report none of the servers in the environment load in the "Resource Selection > Servers" panel. Sometimes a partial list of servers is seen and some of the newly added servers in the environment may be missing. This occurs because the MANAGEDSYSTEM table is not populated either completely or... [More]
It is important to note that each service in the Jazz for Service Management (JazzSM) bundle has a dependency on WebSphere Application Server (WAS). The mapping between the JazzSM release and the version of WAS (depending on the platform) can be found here: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27038732 However, the key requirement that often goes unnoticed is the need for WAS Base bundle for installing any service in the JazzSM package. There are different flavors of WAS available, for example, WebSphere Application Server... [More]
Here is a list of best practices and commonly encountered pitfalls while using Itcam for transactions and its Application Management Console ("AMC", ITM product code 't3') agent, and its associated Application Management Configuration Editor (AMCe) that you can start from ITM TEP client GUI. I have put in bold below the key words that should help you to find out the subject that you are particularly interested in.... 1. Check that you have installed ONLY ONE AMC agent in your ITM... [More]
After a while we released new version of Domino agent 6.21 FP02 which is part of ITCAM for Applications 220.127.116.11. You can read more about this release on below url: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/0587adbc-8477-431f-8c68-9226adea11ed/entry/ITCAM_for_Applications_7_2_1_2_released_Extra_Extra_Read_All_About_It?lang=en Download Tivoli Composite Application Manager Agent for Lotus® Domino® 6.2.1 Fix Pack 2 from Passport Advantage site Part Number: CRP6NML After downloading image extract it to your temporary... [More]
IBM® Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Applications 18.104.22.168 was released and available for download from Passport Advantage. This blog describes how to download the ITCAM for Applications V22.214.171.124 installation images from the IBM® Passport Advantage® Online Website. Title on Passport Advantage eAssembly part number IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Applications V126.96.36.199: Tivoli Composite Application Manager Agent for DB2® 7.1 eAssembly, Multilingual, Multiplatform CRP6FML IBM Tivoli Composite... [More]
IBM® Tivoli® Composite Application Manager for Microsoft® Applications: Version 188.8.131.52 ( 6. 3.1- TIV- ITM_ MSAP P-FP 0010 ) was released and available for download from Passport Advantage. IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Microsoft Applications V184.108.40.206 Advance Component Software for Multiplatform Multilingual The minimum required version of IBM Tivoli Monitoring is V6.2.3, Fix Pack 3 Part Number: CRP66ML Note: For the most current information about the operating systems that are supported,... [More]
It is highly recommended to have the interim fix 220.127.116.11-TIV-ITCAM_J2EE-IF0003 installed. It is available starting from Apr 22nd 2016 and can be downloaded from 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=18.104.22.168-TIV-ITCAM_J2EE-IF0003&includeSupersedes=0 To install 22.214.171.124-TIV-ITCAM_J2EE-IF0003 you must have ITCAM for J2EE 7.1.1 already installed on your server, at any earlier 7.1.1.x... [More]