Lesley Nuttal has just published a new white paper called "IBM Security Access Manager: Checking The Health Of Your Deployment." This paper will be of interest to anyone who has an ISAM deployment. Lots of good information, things to consider, and tips on avoiding common pitfalls in ISAM.
Regardless of whether IBM Security Access Manager (ISAM) has been rolled out in a large or small scale environment, it can be complex to deploy and manage in terms of both technology and processes. Requirements can alter and expand over time, skilled security personnel can move to other projects and capacity and/or performance targets may change, potentially leading to the ISAM Manager deployment being unable to meet current business objectives. To avoid this scenario, periodic health checks are recommended for all customers of IBM Security Access Manager. Regular health checks can help achieve the following:
Increase your productivity with improved operations
Ensure compatibility, reliability and connectivity
Maintain a highly optimised and top performing environment
Identify configuration changes to improve performance or address operational challenges
Plan for future growth
Every deployment is unique therefore the priorities of such a health assessment may vary. Whether the target is improved performance, ensuring high availability, capacity planning, resolving pervasive issues or verifying if best practices are being used, this document should provide you with effective guidelines for reviewing the health of your ISAM v6.x or v7.x deployment.