The Wiki page about the new OSLC feature has been updated with a preliminary screenshot about the configuration of the remote OSLC Registry and Admin Services Server.
IBM Tivoli System Automation Open Program - News and Events
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I have the pleasure to announce the availability of the first SA MP early product code drop. Please follow this link to the SA MP early product code download page and get SA MP early product code milestone 20140121 to explore the new SAP high availability feature. Documentation is ready for you here
The System Automation Team is very interested in your feedback. Please also download the shipment readiness survey that is also available on the download page, add your feedback and send it back to us. Share your test experience with us.
Your System Automation Team.
Download SA AppMan early product code milestone 20140113 and explore enhancements and new features. Use this link to SA AppMan early product code download page.
SA AppMan milestone 20140113 offers all the features already presented in the Open Program - just to name a few:
Try out the SA AppMan early product code in your test environment and test scenarios that are important to your business.
The System Automation Team is very interested in your feedback. Please download the shipment readiness survey that is also available on the download page, add your feedback and send it back to us. Share your test experience with us.
Your System Automation Team.
BerndJostmeyer 110000B97C 1,122 Views
the conference EOTC2014 in Boeblingen/Germany has already been announced in various places - I post this information also here. Don't miss the opportunity to talk to almost all members of the development team in person about functions concerning not only the new SA releases.
You find more information and the link for enrollment: EOTC2014
This conference addresses the needs of System, Network and Automation Administrators. Sessions are presented by representatives from IBM software development teams and YOU, the product exploiters. Interaction and feedback is both expected and encouraged.
With the decision to make this early announcement we want to give you the chance to ask early for your travel approvals.
Also we are sure that this gives time to collect interesting project work into a presentation for the EOTC 2014. Please send your session titles, together with a small abstract and the planned duration as soon as possible. The registration process will start by begin of next year. Keep in mind that if the agenda is filled the chance to get entrance to the conference without conference fee is gone!
For the z/OS track we expect a conference fee of € 280,00. For the distributed track we expect a conference fee of € 180,00. If you are going to attend both tracks the overall fee will be € 400,00. The fee will be charged to all GSE members who attend (except speakers).
Registration will be done in the same way as last year but you will get a separate invitation when we are ready with the registration process.
Please send the internet mailing address and the company name of anyone who is interested to get more information once the registration is opened to firstname.lastname@example.org . Also please send session proposals to this address.
one feature frequently asked for, is the ability to target a start or stop request against multiple resources at the same time. This will be possible with our new UI as you can see in this screenshot. In the resource list you can select multiple resources
What do you think about this new feature?
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...
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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:
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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).