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xLaunch enables the capability to launch a DASH page from an external application. This capability allows IBM Products or any external application to launch a DASH Page which consists of different Dashboarding widgets. It involves sending a request URL along with a page identifier from an external application. Parameters can be optionally passed to transfer the context to the launching page.
URL Framing for xLaunch :
< host name >: < port number > /ibm/action/launch/ < page id >?< optional params >
This blog will help to identify when to use Refresh Timer and Browser reload widgets while building dashboards.
Refresh Timer widget is used along with other dashboard widgets on a dash page if a user wants to refresh the widget's (gauges, table, list...) data at regular time interval.
The Refresh Widget is useful when data providers do not provide dynamic refreshes. The Refresh widget should not be used when a data provider is providing dynamic updates. The Refresh Widget does not reload the... [More]
Please join us on Thursday, August 1 at 11am Eastern (8am Pacific / 4pm GMT / 5pm CET) for the latest OSLC Community Webcast, “Reducing system integration costs with OSLC and data federation – a System Integrator perspective”.
Register in advance here
Date & Time
Thursday, 1 August 2013 11:00am Eastern Time (8:00am Pacific / 4:00pm GMT / 5:00pm CET)
The webcast will be about an hour, including the presentations and time for questions.
If you can’t make it,... [More]
Milestone 15 of Jazz for Service Management Open Beta is now available for download . It includes several enhancements and defect fixes listed in the Readme available here .
Jazz for Service Management brings together the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) community's open specifications for linking data and other shared integration services, including administrative, reporting, security, and visualization services. It underpins client-defined management scenarios such as cloud, performance monitoring, and IT... [More]
Did you just hit a scenario where the thresholding options are not available while configuring your Status Gauge?
Status Gauge has a special affinity towards a value which is of type ‘Status’. If you see the description of the mandatory parameter it says “Numeric Value/ Status expected”.
Status object is a little enhanced version of a numeric value provided by the data provider. Providing a Status object is optional for a data provider, so not all providers or... [More]
As I forecast roughly a month ago , the Linked Data Platform specification published its "Last Call" working draft while I was on walkabout (July 30).
Assuming things go as planned, once this specification becomes a W3C Recommendation (i.e. a standard in the colloquial sense), it will be the basis for the next generation of linked data APIs from the OSLC (and OASIS) implementers. Hence it's worth a close look by anyone involved in those areas, whether as a provider, consumer, or... [More]
Fix Pack 2 --- Milestone 1 of Jazz for Service Management Open Beta is now available for download . It includes several enhancements and defect fixes listed in the Readme included in the download
Jazz for Service Management brings together the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) community's open specifications for linking data and other shared integration services, including administrative, reporting, security, and visualization services. It underpins client-defined management... [More]
Being able to control status icons in a DASH widget is a very useful feature when creating a dashboard. In this post I'll show how you can use TDI to populate a DASH List Widget with status values from a .csv file.
Step 1. Create a d ata f ile
I have a .csv file that looks like this:
The final column represents a status value... [More]
Fix Pack 2 --- Milestone 2 of Jazz for Service Management Open Beta is now available for download . It includes several enhancements and defect fixes listed in the Readme included in the download
Jazz for Service Management brings together the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) community's open specifications for linking data and other shared integration services, including administrative, reporting, security, and visualization services. It underpins client-defined... [More]
I wanted to share my early experiences with Jazz for Service Management. I am part of Network Solutions (Netsol), an IBM company, which is leading provider of IT Infrastructure Services. Netsol's proven service delivery model and mature ITIL- based processes support scalable and flexible solutions. Broadly classified, Netsol's services include IT Managed Services and Network Services.
Customers seek real time information about how their infrastructure is performing. Some of the key performance indicators like CPU usage, memory etc... [More]
One of the guiding principles of OSLC is that everything is scenario driven . OSLC workgroups focus on satisfying real-world interoperability
scenarios and use these to agree of what is to be defined in an OSLC specification .
IBM teams follow the same principle when trying to define integration between products. A scenario allows us to define the who,what,why and how of an integration and to do it in a way that allows for disparate groups to focus on the task at hand.
We're publishing on the... [More]
One of the promises of Linked Data is that it's open : your data can participate on an equal footing with what others expose. Doing that requires either buying or writing code (sorry - no free lunch). A number of our products now expose linked data, especially where we know there is a need to integrate with other products and other parts of the ecosystem, and more are coming (just look at the open betas). Business partners and clients can play as well; half of our Pulse 2013 integration center spots were partners. ... [More]
Are you creating Dashboards using JAZZ SM UI service and you need to display your custom content on a dashboard? Content Box is for you to look at.
Based on feedback at Pulse 2013 , Dashboard Application Services Hub (DASH) n ow has a new feature that provides an extendible model supporting inclusion of any url addressable custom content as widgets in DASH and the same can be added to the custom dashboards.
The custom content can be written in any web based technology... [More]
Administration Content Pack for IBM Tivoli Monitoring
Today IBM Tivoli Monitoring solution is extensively used to optimize the performance and availability of the entire IT infrastructure. ITM provides a single customizable workspace portal to proactively manage the health and availability of your IT infrastructure. Together with the solutions comes the challenge of administering the solution and the expertise required to do the same. There are number of best practices that one needs to follow to ensure the solution is fine tuned for... [More]
Last time , I mentioned how IBM teams use scenarios as a tool to bake in integration in our products. Eventually (or as some of you might say, at long last ... ) though, a scenario gets implemented and released. Now, since it's integration we're talking about, it's not one product that's released, it's multiple products. And, it's not multiple products being released at once, it may be one new product now working with another product that's been out for 6 months or even two products from two different vendors.... [More]