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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]
Adding your custom content to DASH got even simpler. DASH 188.8.131.52 (JAZZ SM 184.108.40.206) added a feature called myBox. This allows you to add any custom content like images for background or logo, JSPs, static HTML to your dashboard.
Feature myBox is a pre-installed custom space for your web content. After adding your custom content to this space, you can use a well defined URL to add the content on your dashboard
Follow simple steps below
1. Add your custom content to mtBox: Add your files to... [More]
Continuing with my series of blog posts on how IBM products use scenarios in their integration work, I’d like to showcase the newly released SmartCloud Control Desk v.220.127.116.11
For a much better description, go to this page and watch the online demos or try it out on the Jazz for Service Management hosted beta . I’ll just note that, among many other features, SmartCloud Control Desk 18.104.22.168 implements scenarios
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]
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]
JazzSM 22.214.171.124 milestone 3 beta driver has just been released and I am really thrilled with the introduction of support for provider record templates, brain child of our ever keen Joe Ross.
Provider record templates are a mechanism for OSLC service providers to inform Registry Services about what their records should look like without ever sending them to Registry Services. This is an ideal arrangement for service providers which have considerable amounts of data about several resources, to a point where it would be impractical to send... [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]
Tivoli has a tremendous array of
Systems Management applications, but we can't do everything! We need
your help & your data, seamlessly integrated with Tivoli; and we
want you to be able to seamlessly consume data from Tivoli.
Customers want to see all of their data from all applications without
setting up & maintaining difficult synchronization tools. OSLC
UI Previews can help.
In this entry we are going to discuss
the sample web applications that can aid you in implementing and
understanding the OSLC specifications... [More]
currently supports 17 different platforms, such as Red Hat
Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.0 Update 6 x86-64, Microsoft Windows Server
2008 Enterprise Edition x86-64, Linux on IBM® System z with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.8 and AIX® 6. It supports IBM DB2 9.7 and
IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition 10.1 . The supported
application servers are IBM WebSphere® Application Server 8.0 Fix
Pack 2 , and IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5 . CVT (Component
Verification Tests) plays an important role to guarantee the quality
of an... [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]
Within about 2-3 weeks, the official Last Call draft of the Linked Data Platform should show up at http://www.w3.org/TR/ldp/ (that is the URL of the "latest WG draft", so right now it redirects to the March 2013 2nd PWD which too stale to be worth reading).
This Last Call draft is the one to deeply review and provide comments on , both
editorial ("what are you talking about -here-?", "typo -there-") and
more substantial ("I have no idea how to... [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]
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
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]
A common need when building dashboards is to allow a user to click on an element in the dashboard and transition that user to another page that contains related or more detailed information about what is being clicked. For example, clicking on a status gauge showing overall status and moving to another page that has some detailed information about that status.
This kind of drilldown is configured using "wires" in DASH. Here, I'll walk you through the basic steps of setting up a wire that will launch your... [More]