Two new additional reports are now
available for IBM SmartCloud Cost Management to help you use the
existing reports. These reports allow you to enter your parameter
choices once, then call any of the other reports directly without
having to re-enter the parameters. The Navigation – Charge report
allows you to run any of the reports that show charge information.
These have been grouped to allow you to see the reports showing data
across accounts, across rates and across time: Similarly, the Navigation – Usage
report provides the... [More]
Was out for a few drinks last week with friends from the
local tech community where we try to solve the world’s problems. We were enjoying sitting in the sunshine and
warm weather on the patio of a local brewery discussing the interesting topics
of the week. Before we got into the
presidential election the talk turned to virtualization, of course, and the
current directions their companies are taking.
Everyone has heard about the pricing actions from VMware causing major
concerns from their customers, but these topics to me always... [More]
An excellent article has been posted on Wired.com: http://insights.wired.com/profiles/blogs/collaboration-in-action-weaving-proven-tech-into-openstack#ixzz29gZqCdKO The article talks about OpenStack, an emerging open source community focused on industry collaboration, and its development of a cloud infrastructure implementation that has achieved significant market acceptance and growth. Leading vendors across several industries are joining forces are developing a common code base that will enable 'state of the art' cloud infrastructure... [More]
The Cloud Standards Customer Council has recently released a white paper on Security in the Cloud. Reading through the paper this section highlights the challenges to be addressed: “As consumers transition their applications and data to use cloud computing, it is critically important that the level of security provided in the cloud environment be equal to or better than the security provided by their traditional IT environment. Failure to ensure appropriate security protection could ultimately result in higher costs and potential loss of... [More]
At times, you may see out of meomory condition in systemout.log (/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/ctgAppSrv01/logs/MXServer) during normal processing of your TSAM (Tivoli Service Automation Manager) processing: [10/23/12 1:03:52:000 EDT] 00000f80 SystemOut O [maximo-ESCALATION.ESCPMZHBCCOWFE][ERROR][SR ] BMXAA4160E - A major exception has occurred. null psdi.util.MXSystemException: BMXAA4160E - A major exception has occurred. null at psdi.server.AppService.getMboSet(AppService.java:522) at psdi.mbo.Mbo.getMboSet(Mbo.java:2883)... [More]
DevOps has become something of a buzzword lately but the idea behind it can be truly powerful. Using a combination of technology and best practices to increase collaboration between development and operations teams can accelerate the application development lifecycle while improving software quality and reducing costs. For many, the development process has become more complex and segregated from operations. Factors such as inefficient communications, manual processes and poor visibility into the deployment process result in production... [More]
My three favorite things about OpenStack are
The People The Innovation The Interoperability
San Diego was my second OpenStack summit. Many of the same faces were in the design
summit sessions I attended, but there were many new faces as well. One of the most exciting observations from
the Folsom design summit was the incredible talent pool assembled. The Grizzly summit was no different – it’s
great to interact with so many incredibly smart, deep and experienced
people. I’m convinced that a single
company could... [More]
Are you a cloud addicted? Do you want to be always updated on the latest technologies? Do you want to contribute to development decisions in the IBM SmartCloud Provisioning world? Are just curios to see what's cooking in IBM SmartCloud Provisioning development? If you answered "yes", have a look at the Upcoming Feature page in the IBM SmartCloud Provisioning WIKI . It starts getting populated with recorded demos and screenshots showing what is currently into the developers'mind. Each page is equipped with a set of buttons to... [More]
IBM SmartCloud Provisioning 2.1.0 Fixpack 1 has been released at the end of November.
This fixpack adds support for zLinux as managed-to platform and
include a few enhancements in the network segregation space, image
management, ldap management
A few more details about enhancements:
you can now use the "Resetting connection" button even if you have
images provisioned on that hypervisor (of course the hypervisor should
be in maintenance mode in the Workload Deployer). This allows you for
example to... [More]
If you are participating in the IBM SmartCloud Monitoring Open Beta program , check out the new reports available for Linux KVM agent with ITMfVE vNext Beta drivers! Watch videos and learn how to install, troubleshoot and run these reports for your Linux KVM environment.
IBM Education Assistant flash modules released for Tivoli Service Automation Manager v7.2.2 Four new modules released:
- Backing up and restoring server images
- Managing self-service users
- Quiesce mode
- Managing projects http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21600139&lnk=uctug_tivoli_dw_2012-12-27_tivoli_iea
Even though server proliferation can be partially addressed through virtualization, the usage of virtual and physical assets becomes complex to accurately assess or manage. Cost management is crucial to integrate into overall service management, especially with a move into cloud. This webcast discusses how to implement a financial management roadmap and the key requirements for cloud transparency-- the ability to allocate IT costs, usage, and value. Register today: http://bit.ly/VXXxl3
Disclaimer:- These steps mentioned here are quickest and least - that help achieve objective. 1. Enable NFS service 2. Disable the firewall (if firewall is required in that case enable only NFS ports) 3. Confirm NFS service is running by /sbin/service nfs status 4. Add to data to /etc/exports as per the rules few examples: /nfsshared *(rw) - means nfsshared is the folder shared to whole world with read write options /nfsshared 22.214.171.124(ro) - means nfsshared is the folder shared to 126.96.36.199 VM only with read only option. 5. ... [More]
1. On VM console menu navigate to VM > Guest > Install /upgrade VMware Tools 2. open the VMware installables folder in terminal. Run command rpm -i VMwareTools-4.0.0-261974.tar.gz 3. Run /usr/bin/vmware-config-tools.pl The steps mentioned above usually work fine for 64 bit OS. However today I had to create a 32 bit RHEL6.1 OS. Faced couple of issues starting from :- 1. gcc not installed. Install the OS complaint rpm. 2. Kernel headers files not found in /usr/include. After a little googling, I found the solution to this issue.... [More]
Please join the Tivoli User
Community for their next webcast on IBM Smartcloud Consumer Monitoring. This webcast will be held on
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM ET, USA. Reserve your webcast seat now
IBM SmartCloud Consumer Monitoring is a new product
developed for cloud consumers and service providers. An innovative new architecture embeds
monitoring technology in library images, so newly deployed VMs are discovered
and monitored within seconds of being instantiated. “Fabric Nodes” used innovative... [More]
TUC Webcast: Top
5 Reasons to check out the ‘Jazz For Service Management’ Beta! Please join the Tivoli User Community for a live Webcast and
opportunity for Q&A, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM ET USA.
Reserve Your Webcast Seat Now OVERVIEW:
This Webcast will introduce the Top 5 reasons TUC members should
check out the Jazz for Service Management beta. The webcast will include
a realtime, live demonstration of Jazz for Service Management, showcasing the
value of linked data for simplifying integration across existing... [More]
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]
This shows how to setup a an existing SCCD configuration: On this page, http://depot.tivlab.raleigh.ibm.com/DemoLib.nsf/Demos/25E85A9305723CD9852579D1005D5709?OpenDocument look for the string "Setup for the TIDE-AG hosted version". That will guide you in creating a live SCCD product After creating an account here, follow the steps mentioned in their instruction manual about the usage on that portal. Once you have SmartCloud Control Desk 7.5 Demo configuration. 1. open a network settings of this machine and attach a Public IP to it. 2.... [More]
TUC Webcast: Maximize the Benefits of Virtualization for Greater ROI Please join the Tivoli User Community for a live Webcast and opportunity for Q&A, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM ET USA. Click here to reserve your webcast seat now
About this Webcast:
Challenges with virtualized environments are driving the shift to
increased integration of service management capabilities such as image
and patch management, high-scale provisioning, monitoring, storage and
security. In this webcast, learn how organizations can... [More]
I would like to inform you that SmartCloud Monitoring v7.2 demo videos became available on YouTube (13 demo videos). The 13 demo videos are "Product Introduction" demos and cover most of the major or the key enhancements introduced by SmartCloud Monitoring v7.2. So, if you see these demo videos, you will be able to understand "What's New" in SmartCloud Monitoring v7.2. The following link shows the SmartCloud Monitoring v7.2 Demo Playlist on YouTube, where you can see all the 13 demo videos.... [More]
Even if you
weren’t at IBM Pulse, trending right now on the web is chatter about IBM’s
announcement to leverage open technologies pervasively in the development
of its cloud offerings.
SmartCloud Orchestrator—an integrated platform to standardize and manage
heterogeneous hybrid environments—IBM is launching its first commercial offering
based on OpenStack. And with SmartCloud Orchestrator, IBM is also redefining
the scope of orchestration
to encompass the streamlining and integration of all resources, workloads... [More]
Here at Pulse the best part, for
me, are the client conversations. The efforts of clients to understand our IBM
categories and for me to understand the customers’ scenario have led to
interesting exchanges and raised some strange questions. Talking to a business partner,
I found myself asking "What is the shape of your computation?" Does
it look like a banana or a dolphin ? A whale tail or a multi-drop jet ? A rhizome or a Pacific atoll map ?
Does it matter? It is
certainly a useful insight to visualise the general... [More]
Determine the right cloud orchestration strategy to
address the unique needs and pain points of your organization while increasing
productivity and spurring innovation. And learn more about the recently announced orchestration capabilities from IBM that leverage OpenStack to manage heterogeneous hybrid environments. Sign up today!
My team and I have been heads down working to get Smart Cloud Orchestrator , our newest cloud offering, to market. Last week we had our annual Pulse conference in Vegas. I'm just recovering from its aftermath now and wanted to write a short blog about the experience. It should be no surprise that folks like James Governer of Redmonk offered some interesting perspectives along with Infoworld , and Wired . While I am very pleased to hear the overwhelmingly positive press coverage, I am truly stoked about the direct customer feedback I... [More]
Reposted from the Blue Medora blog entry: Introducing the ITM for Virtual Environments XenApp 7.2 Agent The enterprise monitoring space
offers a diverse portfolio of feature rich monitoring options, each
providing a myriad of different metrics, graphs, and pieces of data. In
this diverse environment one of the market leaders is IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) ,
a longtime mainstay in the monitoring space because of its stability,
diverse feature set, wealth of integrations with IBM and 3rd party
technologies, and overall platform... [More]
The challenges of
virtualized environments are driving the shift to greater integration of
service management capabilities such as image and patch management, high-scale
provisioning, monitoring, storage and security. Join us for this webcast to learn how
organizations can realize the full benefits of virtualization to reduce
management costs, decrease deployment time, increase visibility into
performance and maximize utilization.
If you're in North America, register here for the April 16th session: http:// bit.ly/Y1X32g If you're in... [More]
A Control Center for Next Generation IT Asset and Service Management
Please join the Tivoli User Community for a live Webcast
and opportunity for Q&A, Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM ET USA and 6:00
PM ET USA.
Register for 11:00 AM ET USA:
Register for 6:00 PM ET USA:
In 2012, IBM
introduced the IBM SmartCloud Control Desk, a unified platform for IT Service
In Feb 2013,
we released updates to SmartCloud Control Desk, adding more features, and
another step towards... [More]
IBM Education Assistant
A new flash module in Overview category titled Exploring the User Interface
see it: http://ibm.co/16dXYRB
What is IEA?
The IBM Education Assistant (IEA) integrates narrated presentations, Teach Me Demonstrations, tutorials, and resource links to help you successfully configure and use IBM software products.
In detail, the information provided in IEA is role and task based to demonstrate how to accomplish "specific" tasks in your software product(s). The... [More]
Below is the original case study created by the internal Tivoli IT team and outlines our journey to the cloud.
With over 40 sites worldwide, IBM® Tivoli® IT faced high capital, management, and administration costs, and less than optimal efficiency. Lack of a virtualized IT environment limited the organization’s ability to reuse and share IT resources and best practices. Predominantly manual request workflows, and capacity management and administration processes drove up management costs and resulted in... [More]
Beta code is now available for testing for the next release of OMEGAMON XE on z/VM and Linux, which is currently under development.
There are options to download and install the Beta code in your test/sandbox environment, or remotely access an IBM hosted environment.
Any feedback you have on the product features can be provided directly to the Development team.
Education is available through recorded web conferences and product documentation drafts, and one method of feedback available is through a discussion... [More]