Hi - based on a comment for the filter I have shown - here is an example how it looks like, when using this filter for nodes:
Today I want to show you how to use the so called "prelimiary data filter" for automation domains and create an own dashboard tailored to your needs. In my example I want to create an "Cross-site overview" dashboard for my two most important "business applications" in this exampled called "A1" and "A2". Both consists of a portal solution and can run either on production or on recovery site. Both applications have Web- and an Application Tier which makes use of our new ServerGroup in order to be able to react on different load needs.
In the "Edit" mode of your new dashboard you already selected the SA dataprovider for domains - and assigned it to a tabled view like you see on the left.
Now you want to limit the number of domains to those automating/controlling components of your business applications (A1 and A2) on production site. It is helpfull to have a naming scheme for your domains here.
Select the SA tree table widget and press on "Edit" as seen on the picture on the left.
Next the Edit dialog will open and show a chapter "preliminary data filter - as you can see on the screenshot below:
Thid preliminary data filter can be used for domain and resource data provider to limit the rows shown in the table to those entries, which match your filter. Let us create two filters for domains having a "PA1" or "PA2" (for domain hosting production components of A1 or A2). This filter can be defined as seen in the following picture:
As you can see you can define multiple filters which can be applied either as "Or" and thus make the selected content bigger - "any rule" or can also be applied as logical "AND" which lowers the shown content to more specific items.
You should give the SA table widget a good title - I choose "Domains on Production Site" - to understand what I am seeing. In opposite I created a similar domain table using same technique but other filters on the right of my dashboard "Domains on DR Site". The result looks like the following (I am not finished yet....)
What do you think about this prelimiary data filter? Is this a useful feature for your environment to create specialized dashboards? Tell us your opinion via comment - I am eager to hear how you would use this feature...
WolfgangSchäberle 060000DKS9 294 Visits
We have further enhanced the Domain Page, which displays the Resources, Relationships and Requests of an automation domain with the following features:
1. The relationships graph for a selected resource now shows related resources which are in a different automation domain (e.g. because they are referenced by an end-to-end resource reference) grouped by domain in sub-graphs.
2. The top of the page now displays in addition to the name and icon of the domain, also the communication state, the log state - if new errors were written to the domain log -, and all domain actions like "View log", "Properties", etc.:
More detailed screenshots:
Relationships graph - you can also collapse a referenced domain to hide all resources belonging to that domain (as seen with FEPLEX1 in the screenshot):
Domain Info Bar - also showing the "log requires attention" notification and the available domain actions:
WolfgangSchäberle 060000DKS9 262 Visits
In graphical topology views showing domains and resources we now show additional icon decorators to visualize the following information:
For a domain:
- If the domain log requires attention because of new errors in the log
For a node
- If the node has been excluded
For a resource
- If the resource has an operator request / scheduler request
- If the automation is suspended for the resource
You can also filter by these states like you can for the main status of a resource (compound state).
Xin Cai 270006RB8D 383 Visits
Based on the feedback of some issues of installing WAS, JazzSM and DASH for the Beta-driver (Tivoli System Automation Application Manager milestone 1). I'm attaching a step-by-step document with screenshots (Install_WAS_JazzSM_DASH_for_BetaDriver.pdf) as an example for the installing WAS, JazzSM and DASH.
For this example,
Installation Manager Version: Version 1.6.2, Internal version: 1.6.2000.20130301_2248,
Machine: SUSE 11.3 64 bit
X Server: Cygwin/X
After the installation of WAS, JazzSM and DASH, when you continue installing the driver, you may encounter a problem that the
the fields can't be typed into through keyboard.
For this issue, if you are using Cygwin/X, please don't use the start menu entry 'XWin Server' in this case. Instead, open a cygwin terminal using the desktop shortcut and enter:
$ xinit -- -rootless
P.S. the official documents of the beta-driver are together with the beta-driver packages in directory of: TSAAM-410-Beta-Linux-x86\EEZ4100I386\docs
In the last demo call I have shown you the following overview page which gives an overview of all connected domains in a graphical view, and a global message view showing actions performed by users and other important events. In addition you could click on a domain which updates the analog gauges that show the number of online top-level resources of the domain and the number of top-level resources which are not OK:
We have further evolved this dashboard and the current version now looks like this:
The new version has the following changes:
Right now you can even use the list view to trigger actions:
Now my questions:
Your feedback is highly welcome!
Thanks and regards, Wolfgang
s.we 270004QFWD 332 Visits
A new Wiki page about a planned feature in SA Application Manager v.Next has just been created:
We are planning to introduce OSLC-compliant web services with our next release. Read all about it on the corresponding wiki page and share your thougts, critique and suggestions there.
The following has been implemented as an action resulting from two comments made in the feedback sheets.
Tivoli System Automation Application Manager milestone 1 driver (September 2013):