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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]
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 V126.96.36.199 from Jazz for Service Management V188.8.131.52 as a root user. 1. Download Tivoli Common Reporting V184.108.40.206 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]
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]
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]
Watch this video to see how you can download agents from Passport Advantage, install your agents on a server, and view data from your agents on the user interface: 6 mins No access to youtube? Download the file from here .
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]
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]
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]