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is Dynamic Query Mode?
Dynamic Query Mode (DQM) is a new reporting engine in Tivoli Common Reporting 3.1. It does not replace the ' compatible' reporting engine that's in TCR 2.x, but does offer many
benefits over the compatible reporting engine.
DQM is a 64-bit reporting engine, so it
better utilizes available hardware, resulting in performance improvement with
large volumes of data. DQM also offers
key query optimizations to address query complexity and data volumes with
improved query execution. It also provides... [More]
Impact and Tivoli Business Service Manager 6.1.1 GA's with great new capabilities provided by Jazz for Service Management Dashboarding Service, and OSLC integration enabled via Registry.
It's truly impressive what customers will now be able to accomplish - this is running code: And here is what our Beta customers had to say: "These products work excellent together and they have done a great job." "OSLC is one of the best things to come through in a while. Seeing it in the same TBSM and IMPACT release is also a great... [More]
This demo ( OSLC and TOSCA Cloud App Lifecycle ) is about a lifecycle of a cloud application. It is not “THE END-END LIFECYCLE”, it is just one example of the many possible lifecycles you can build with your tools to manage cloud applications. The goal is to show how OSLC and TOSCA make this easy. The lifecycle is composed of the following steps: In the first step, a developer imports a TOSCA cloud application package in a definitive software library. The library is implemented with Rational Asset Manager, but any other tool implementing the... [More]
Are you still finding answers to questions like:
"I have a product to administer on a server. I want to monitor its health, schedule health checks at a particular interval, receive alerts of the various configuration health on my dashboard, perform configuration on the product. However, I do not have sufficient knowledge to perform long steps of configuration. How do I get started to administer?"
The answer to above questions is Administration Services. All you need to do is install Jazz for Service... [More]
Business partners and internal development teams often commend the simplicity of the OSLC integration model adopted in Jazz for Service Management, which is based on well-established open web standards. The openness guarantees that the knowledge is reusable in other implementations, and that vendor neutrality will ensure the stability of APIs and the simplicity of integration with other applications. At the same time, those standards do carry a handful of concepts and models on their backs, but do not panic, they are mostly harmless. The... [More]
Have you had a chance to create a dashboard using the Table widget from the DASH palette? If so, you've seen the message that appears after you've selected your dataset that says:
"No visualization attribute found for mapping to dataset columns."
Here's a quick screen shot
I've been getting a number... [More]
Have you tried enabling your custom dashboards for mobile devices. I get this question very frequently. Its quite simple in DASH
You need to create a view in DASH and enable it for mobile.
Navigate from Settings to Views panel and create new view and make sure to check the checkbox that says "Enable for Mobile"
See the screen shot below
Add all the dashboards that you wish to enable to this view. Next, login into DASH from your mobile device to try out.
Another point... [More]
Apparently I have eclectic interests - at least people who know me seem to think so. Arnaud LeHors from our Standards organization just published a blog entry on recent Linked Data Platform progress that brought me back to some concepts from chaos theory and power laws I was reading about recently.
A short digression into chaos theory - optional
One of the really "crazy" things about chaos theory is that you end up with very complex behaviors from incredibly simple equations like
UI services in JAZZ for SM or DASH enables clients to combine a variety of visual widgets such as gauges, tables, charts, lists or topology views visualizing data from products like TBSM for management data or ITM data along with 3rd party data into a solution dashboard using a guided flow. To visualize product data in DASH one should refer to product documentation. For 3rd party data one can use IMPACT or TDI based on what fits your need and licensing etc.
From my conversation with clients, most... [More]
In part 1 of this entry , I outlined the concepts and steps required to get data inside Registry Services. I also revealed Registry Services’ party trick, which lies in its ability to recognize seemingly disjoint information from different sources as representing the same entity in the outside world. It has been enough days to let you build that first application, at which point you must be wondering “How do I read that collection of reconciled resource records? Where do I start?” Collections, collections, collections… Sorry... [More]
*Co-authored and reviewed by Maristela Salvatore @soaresm
When sending Registration Records requests to Registry Services, you can find a situation where the reconciled Resource Record was not created or the Registration Record information was not part of an existing reconciled Resource Record. How to figure out why your Registration Records were not reconciled?
It might not be easy to find out what could have caused the reconciliation problem, as there is not a straightforward answer for this question. Instead, you can try to... [More]
You may already know that it's possible to visualize custom data in the Dashboard Application Service Hub (DASH). Using tools such as Impact or Tivoli Directory Integrator (TDI) allow you to access many different kinds of data sources to visualize in DASH. However, it may not be immediately obvious how to scope what the user sees. The problem is determining the user's ID. The following snippets should allow you to get the user's ID which you can then use to scope the data the provider returns for a particular... [More]
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to interfacing with Registry Services two-part series introduced everything you needed to know about Registry Services’ concepts in order to write a client application. If you are already familiar with RESTful interfaces and RDF models, you probably can skip a good part of it. The Java language is certainly very popular and well-covered in the Registry Services samples, but it will not be of much help if your code runs inside a web-browser and you are not keen on suffering through the time-tested pain of mixing applets... [More]
In this post, I want to cover two topics: the dashboard builder secondary widget menu, and how to adjust the snap to grid feature of the dashboard builder.
Have you ever used the "Transparent no title" skin on one of your widgets in the dashboard, then get frustrated because you need to edit that widget again and cannot find the the little triangle for the the widget in the upper right corner of the widget?
The image... [More]
Do you have a need to create a navigation link in DASH that points to a page displaying content from external url.
DASH has a handy widget called "Web Widget" to help you with this. You can create a page in DASH via GUI or via command line for the scenario. I was taking a DASH consumer through the process and realized that posting this simple technique could help other DASH consumers as well. Read below for more.
If you like to create page via GUI, you can start by... [More]