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IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Virtual Servers collects a wealth of
performance metrics for a virtual environment in the Tivoli Data
Warehouse when historical collection is enabled on the agent. Data can be collected over long periods of time at hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly intervals. When mined, this data helps analyze the overall performance and capacity of the environment in the past, present and future. Using our very popular Tivoli Common Reporting tool (which runs Cognos 8.4 Business Intelligence and Reporting suite... [More]
The Tivoli User Community presents a free webcast with the IBM Cloud team: EXTENDING YOUR ACTUALIZATION INTO THE CLOUD - a Community Focus Webcast Webcast time: June 9, 2011 -- 11:00AM Eastern USA Sign up for this webcast >> To learn more about the TUC Community Focus on Cloud and Virtualization click here The Tivoli User Community offers FREE Webcasts to all members. Click here to join today Webcast Description: The benefits from cloud computing seem clear: cost reduction, better flexibility, scale to meet business demands, etc. ... [More]
IBM has entered several papers to be presented at VMworld 2011. If you are attending VMworld and would like to hear what IBM has to offer to manage, automate and optimize VMware virtual and cloud environments, go to this link to vote for the IBM sessions (search IBM): www.vmworld.com
Since February, I have been speaking to many customers about our new capacity management and planning reports that are available in ITM for Virtual Servers v6.2.3 ( click here for demos & whitepapers on the subject ). One common theme that has been popping up is in the form of this question - How do I take this information and automate the change I need to make to optimize my system? For example, one customer said they loved the report that shows a list of LPARs that could be right sized (LPARs that have been over allocated CPU, Memory),... [More]
The Tivoli User Community (TUC) has a second quarter Community Focus on Cloud and Virtualization. It's a great time to check out the TUC and collaborate with some of the other 27,000 Tivoli Users. There may even be a local User Group in your area; there are more than 160 local groups world wide as well as ten virtual user groups, grouped by product focus areas. Each quarter the TUC reaches far and wide to bring together many different view points, presentations, and "experts on tap" to discuss a hot topic that the members have... [More]
Here are a few basic steps to get the most out of the the VMware VI agent: 1) Install the latest vCenter from VMware. The best release is the latest release, vCenter 4.1, and it has shown superior performance over earlier releases. If you are still using vCenter v2.5, be sure to install the latest level, Update 6 (build 227637). The early update levels of vCenter v2.5 will not work with the agent, and VMware currently supports only Update 6. 2) Install the latest VMware VI agent. If you haven't already, install the new v6.2.3, available... [More]
If you're interested in end-to-end service deployment across Hyper-V, powerVC and/or reaching out to Amazon EC2, or IBM SoftLayer, this article could be the starting point to start looking at IBM Cloud Orchestrator (ICO) to address these scenarios.
In ICO 2.4 FixPack 1 (already available for download starting from decemebr 19 th 2014) the capability to deploy single instances and OpenStack Heat stacks on an Hyper-V node. Hyper-V is supported exploiting the OpenStack Hyper-V driver allowing a set of supported scenarios... [More]
IBM Cloud Orchestrator 2.4 fixpack 1 is available for download from fixcentral ( http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/ )
This release contains a large number of fixes on the 2.4 release in addition to the items listed below. This fixpack can be upgraded to from 2.4 and 2.3, as well as being available as a clean install.
- As an end user I want to add one or more NIC to an instance on Windows and on Linux.
- As a cloud administrator I'd like to correctly... [More]
Upcoming Cloud Webcast
Introduction to Open Technology Across Cloud, Mobile and Big Data
Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 11:00 AM EST
Three of the biggest and most game changing trends are around Cloud, Mobile and Big Data. These three areas offer the ability to quickly change to reach customers and change business models in new and exciting ways. However, Open Technologies like OpenStack,... [More]
Everything You Need to Know in 30 Minutes or Less
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Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014, 11:00 AM EST
IBM InterConnect 2015, the Premier Cloud & Mobile Conference, will be a combination of the IBM Pulse, Impact and Innovate annual conferences. In addition to learning about IBM’s... [More]
In this topic, I will talk about how to setup a Virtual Server and Bare Metal server mixed environment on Softlayer. It could provide the compute-bound or I/O-bound service to customer. I will describe how to use the hybrid environment in development and production phase.
The Virtual Machine and Bare Metal server are both hosted by Softlayer. The mixed environment provide flexible capability for calculation, are easy to scale up and save the infrastructure cost. Softlayer supports to migrate the env from... [More]
How to choose best storage device for you on softlayer
Cui Li quan( firstname.lastname@example.org ), T echnical lead of IBM Smarter Cities Cloud operations team, expert on operation framework and automation for IBM Smarter Cities SaaS products.
Zi Xuan Zhang( email@example.com ), Team lead of IBM Smarter Cities SaaS Development and Customer engagement, has rich expeirence on SaaS development, operation and customer support.
Rong Zhao ( firstname.lastname@example.org ): Release & Project Manager of Smarter Cities Cloud Team, managing... [More]
How to backup data on Softlayer and
setup Disaster&Recovery across data center
Cui Li quan, T echnical lead of IBM Smarter Cities Cloud operations team, expert on operation framework and automation for IBM Smarter Cities SaaS products.
Jun Xia Zhou, Comes from China Development Lab, she is working in Smarter Cities Cloud Delivery team, has rich operation experience of Smarter Cities products, like Intelligent Operations Center on Cloud, Intelligent Transportation on Cloud, and Intelligent Water on Cloud.
Oct 22, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Do you use SAP to track your sales, production, finance or HR within your organization? Are you responsible for monitoring the sequence between SAP actions, condition fulfillment, exchange of data, and resource sharing? Do you need a practical way to react upon unexpected conditions and keep the actions in sequence and still optimized?
IBM Workload Automation quietly automates the execution of several types of actions while still enabling tight governance of SAP... [More]
IBM® Smart Cloud™ Control Desk is a unified asset and service management software which provides a common control center for managing business processes for both digital and physical assets. SmartCloud is a comprehensive solution that helps reduce cost and minimize service disruptions through automated service request handling, efficient change management, optimized asset lifecycle management across IT and enterprise domains. This IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) compliant software is accessible through mobile devices and integrates... [More]