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IBM is hosting the “Open Cloud Summit” on Sunday, March 3rd at the IBM Pulse Conference. Through a series of interactive discussions, the event will broaden the importance of supporting, adopting and participating in cloud related open standards and open source software. You will hear from leaders from The Open Stack Foundation, Cloud Standards Customer Council, OASIS as well as other leaders to discuss the direction standards are taking to increase interoperability and portability across the Cloud and how you can influence the standards. The... [More]
Page Launch is used for drill down scenarios internally in DASH. Using page launch you can launch a page and pass the context to that page by selecting the Dashboarding widget. This can be configured through Quick Edit of the widget.
In Quick Edit, there is an option called “ Page to Launch ” where the available pages in DASH will be listed in a combo box. You can select any page and that page will be launched and the context will be passed to the page on click of the Dashboarding widget.
Milestone 14 of Jazz for Service Management Open Beta is now available for download
Milestone 14 includes the following functionality:
The ContentBox feature provides the flexibility to include customer content in IBM Dashboard Application Services Hub without having to create custom widgets or deploy a custom WAR
A new dashboard widget has been added for use in desktop environments that can be configured to reload a browser at specified intervals.
The sample Authentication Service client... [More]
You need to keep your IT operations running smoothly and you want to reduce the time it takes to resolve problems. And to achieve that, you need access to detailed, real time information about your IT resources from all possible sources ( asset management, configuration management, monitoring and so on.) So great, your vendors and IT teams have implemented scenario "View assets and CI details vi UI preview" . Life is good ! But wait ! You have data coming from all sorts of providers.... [More]
To connect to remote data providers, you have to configure the connection in DASH.
Log-in to DASH. Select the "Console settings" from the Navigation Bar and click on the "Connections" option under General category.
It opens up the editor where you can configure... [More]
Explanation of the various controls available to DASH administrators for managing how long a user can stay logged in, and when unused sessions are cleaned up.
Lightweight Third Party Authentication (LTPA) token timeout
The LTPA token timeout is the duration the WebSphere Application Server (WAS) trusts the user's credentials. Ten minutes before the token timeout, the user will be prompted to provide the user id and password. If the user does not enter valid credentials within five minutes after receiving the... [More]
Jazz for Service Management Administration Services has been creating a buzz these days around easy integration and administration of the IT products and solutions in distributed and remove environments. Administration Services enables you to manage various aspects of these products and solutions in your environment, such as health, configuration, availability, lifecycle, and serviceability. Administration Services has a common and consistent administrative interface that simplifies a wide range of administrative tasks to manage the products... [More]
Fix Pack 2 --- Milestone 4 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]
By default DASH does not allow multiple users to concurrently log in to the console using the same user account. However some customers setup do need to allow for this capability.
DASH provides this capability via a file configuration. You can follow simple steps below to enable concurrent logins for a single user account
Step 1. Locate file called consoleProperties.xml in the directory
A common requirement from the integration scenarios that I've been introducing to you is the need for combining data from multiple sources. For example, while scenario “Service and Application Problem Diagnosis” calls for being able to determine the impact on services and applications of supporting resources and scenario “Deployment of VM, System and Application patterns in Cloud” calls for being able to... [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]
Today we will look at
a new feature in TCR v.next to build interactive reports. If you have Cognos
10, then you already have this feature, called Active Reports. Active Reports
are self-contained reports, with built-in interactivity. All the data and
images are built into the output, and no coding is required. Users can interact
with the report while disconnected because all interactions take place on the
local client browser. Because Active Reports are completely self-contained,
they fit a certain use case. For example, you would not... [More]
It's been the better part of a year since IBM began working with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C, in our acronym-centric world) to standardize some very basic patterns we think are broadly useful when dealing with read-write linked data. These are patterns most people would recognize at a glance: collections of members some rules about how to interact with them (loose analogy: AtomPub aka The Atom Publishing Protocol, but for Linked Data) We've published two documents since starting, and odds are we'll make substantial updates to at least... [More]
Large organizations are typically dependent on various software applications to carry out their business activities smoothly. Enterprises often have to spend millions of dollars to integrate heterogeneous systems within their respective organizations. Supply chain and customer relationship management as well as business intelligence applications all help organizations derive meaningful and actionable insights. In order to leverage the data stored in all of these applications to the fullest, it is necessary that they all communicate with each... [More]
The registration of a large number of resources may take days to complete. A large part of this time (up to 40%, depending on the complexity of your data) is used for the reconciliation of the resources. One way to speed the registration is to perform the reconciliation of the resources asynchronously, in a separate task that is independent of the registration itself.
Another additional benefit of asynchronous reconciliation, also called continuous reconciliation, specially during bulk-load operations, is that we avoid... [More]