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The next DASH version, scheduled for the end of April 2015 (in JazzSM 1.1.2), includes an enhancement to the Table and Tree Table widgets that allows the page author to format the content of numeric data columns.
The following use case scenarios will now be possible :
Format numbers to have 2 decimal places and be right aligned. Eg: | 20.45|
Format numbers to display as an integer, be centered, and include units text. Eg: | 20... [More]
Time to time, through no fault of our own, software installations fail to complete for wide variety of reasons. The problem is further complicated when we attempt to reinstall the products in a less than pristine environment. Recently we have seen an increase in this type of installation issues. Jazz interacts with a wide variety of IBM products so there are multiple potential points of failure.
You may find yourself in a situation where you have corrected the problems you encountered, and would like to start the entire process over... [More]
An interesting tool that Registry Services provides is a command line interface (CLI) that can be used to change URLs in Service Providers and Registration Records. It is safe and very flexible to attend several use cases. An example: suppose that a Service Provider is running on AustinSP1 server, and this server crashes; the URLs for all the records that are created by this Service Provider in Registry Services still point to AustinSP1, which is no longer accessible.
The following sections will explain how to solve this and similar... [More]
I review all the Linked Data/OSLC-based APIs we release in Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure; see Tuan's post if you want to see some of the scenarios driving these APIs. Today I was looking at some data from a prototype, and I saw someone trying to do something I had not seen before in practice that looked suspect, so I wanted to refresh myself on what the specification did say in this area.
This happened to be the OSLC Automation specification . It's one... [More]
Now that we are past our initial GA of Jazz for Service Management we are starting to look at the next set of items that we will beta. With what we have planned in the areas of Visualization, OSLC, and Administration there is some exciting content on the way! Some of this content has already been released through Jazz for Service Management 1.1 Fixpack 1. Even more will be released via our next release betas. Given all that's coming we have updated the release plan for Jazz for Service Management with a... [More]
When installing Jazz for Service Management on Linux and Unix users have the following options to prepare their environments:
The install on Linux and Unix can be simplified by using VNC server client - GUI Mode. Although there are other Graphical User Interface options available, the recommended tool is VNC server client. This applies to Full and Custom Installs. After setting VNC server on the target... [More]
Registry Services has implemented the following enhancements in fix pack 1.
Address situations when a customer may need to rehost a Service provider. This is generally done when a failover occurs on the Service Provider in a high-availability environment. When rehosting is necessary, all of the URLs for the provider in the Registry must be changed to reflect a new URL. When this is in progress, reconciliation is turned off.
Ability to allow registration ( GET, PUT, POST , and DELETE ) of non-OSLC inline... [More]
Background (optional reading)
I've had variations on this conversation several times over the past few months. I guess I should create a proper rant and number it. OTOH making it a blog post means I have a URI, which is way better than a numbered rant ;-)
Tom: These Linked Data/OSLC APIs all require namespaces. Where should I put client extensions?
Me: In a client-owned namespace.
Tom: But I don't know what that value would be/don't have one. Can't I just put them in mine?
The trend in programming today is towards greater diversity in datastores that can be applied to a broad set of applications. Developers and Data Architects require the ability to not only work with traditional relational databases but also with document based databases
A Meetup is scheduled for November 6 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas to highlight the significance of open interfaces and open source in the vibrant and rapidly evolving world of NoSQL, MongoDB, Big Data in the Cloud. Come meet with us to learn how open... [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]
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]
Jazz for Service Management (JazzSM) is now available as a virtual image. Fast forward to leveraging the functionality of JazzSM by deploying it as a virtual machine on your laptop or in your private cloud. JazzSM is now available as two different types of virtual image: The vCenter Image and the Workstation Image.
The vCenter virtual image is a virtual machine template. It is a designed to be deployed into a cloud and be adaptable to the network in which it is being deployed. The administrator... [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]
This paper is a step-by-step solution guide to performing a UI (hover) preview within the Jazz for Service Management (JazzSM) Dashboard component by using Netcool/Impact. Netcool/Impact 6.1.1 and higher provide out of the box solution capabilities with the JazzSM Registry Services by acting as an OSLC (Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration) facade. Using Netcool/Impact, you can create a custom OSLC service provider and register resources into the registry services, and provide a Netcool/Impact operator view as content for a resource when... [More]
Find out the new home for our document and how you can get there!
Jazz ™ for Service Management official documentation is now available through the IBM Knowledge Center .
All IBM products that have official documentation are migrating from IBM Information Center to IBM Knowledge Center pages.
To access this new repository, click www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ and expand Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure from Table of Contents . Then, click Jazz for... [More]