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Service Management Extensions for Hybrid Cloud is now available!
hybrid cloud offering is now enhanced with Service Management extensions from Tivoli to monitor and
secure the management of resources on both public and private clouds.
Service Management Extensions for Hybrid Cloud extend the
capabilities of Tivoli
service management and delivery solutions, including IBM Tivoli Service
Automation Manager, which enables users to request, deploy, monitor and manage
cloud computing services to create a more modern and dynamic... [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]
New VMware Additional Disk Extension gives the customer the ability to: * Map one or more VMware datastores to a TSAM Cloud Storage Pool for provisioning additional disks * Associate those Storage Pools with one or more customers * Apply a per customer quota at a Storage Pool level * Control whether disks are thin provisioned at a Storage Pool level * Create and automatically format/mount extra disks (Windows drives or Linux mount points) from a Cloud Storage Pool when provisioning a new virtual machine * Backup and restore server images... [More]
The IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Virtual Environments Agent for NetApp Storage now provides Disk Data Read, Disk Data Written, NetData Received and Net Data Sent for vfilers.Â For more information and to download the interim fix, go here: Â Interim Fix 7.1.0-TIV-ITM_NETAPP-IF0001 General information about the NetApp Storage agent is available here: Â NetApp Storage Agent Wiki
Are your queries taking an
unusually long time to run for the amount of data that you've in your
Tivoli Data Warehouse? Do your Cognos based reports take forever to
render the screen with some results? There are several tweaks that can
be made to the data model and the reports to get optimum performance
while running your reports. Some of the best practices to be followed while developing your custom reports and data models are discussed here.
Editing the data model using Framework Manager to optimize performance of queries:... [More]
IBM® Tivoli® Service Automation Manager (TSAM) 7.2.2 introduces the concept of extension, a set of TSAM software components that can implement a new IT service automation solution (known as a service definition) or add capabilities to existing service definitions. This article ( Deploy a J2EE app with TSAM extensions ) defines a scenario in which the desired result is to securely deploy a three-tiered enterprise application (a J2EE app) to the cloud. It demonstrates how to set up and provision extensions in TSAM as the first step to... [More]
If you ever observed babies playing, you'll notice that at a certain point in their development, the idea of property comes into the game: "this is my toy, I'll not let you play with that". Usually parents needs to invest some time to make the baby understanding the value of sharing things: "the toy remains yours, but you can enjoy sharing it with other babies... If you are kind and polite the other babies may share in their turn their toys with you". Usually this trick work. The next step will be that they will start... [More]
How to choose best storage device for you on softlayer
Cui Li quan( email@example.com ), 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( firstname.lastname@example.org ), Team lead of IBM Smarter Cities SaaS Development and Customer engagement, has rich expeirence on SaaS development, operation and customer support.
Rong Zhao ( email@example.com ): Release & Project Manager of Smarter Cities Cloud Team, managing... [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]
In case you have not come across this interesting application of Cloud Computing: the economy in Bari and its territory (the southern Italian region of Puglia) is based on small and medium-size businesses, primarily in agriculture and food products. To help sustain development, the University of Bari built a system that enables fishermen, wine growers and others to contract for services through a portal decreasing time-to-market, reducing transportation costs and the amount of products wasted. You will find a video with more details about this... [More]
There's still time to sign up for the IBM webcast: Managing the Cloud – Best practices for cloud service management Organizations today are looking to cloud computing to deliver cost savings and faster service delivery. However, most organizations are still struggling to have the basic IT infrastructure that is necessary to take the leap to a robust cloud. This session will explain how service management can help provide the essentials to maintain service levels in the cloud and best practices based on IBM's work with customers. This... [More]
Today IBM announced new SmartCloud Foundation capabilities to help organizations realize the potential of cloud computing. Watch the replay of the IBM SmartCloud launch webcast , to learn more about how the new announcements, including IBM SmartCloud Provisioning (delivered by IBM Service Agility Accelerator for Cloud ), can help customers move beyond virtualization to more advanced cloud deployments.
The 2011 IBM Cloud Computing Technical Symposium will take place November 28-30, 2011, at Darmstadt, Germany. Attending this event is a smart and
efficient way to catch up on key messages and up to date technical
content in just 3 compact days. The symposium agenda offers a choice of more than 150 knowledge-packed
technical sessions and hands-on training.
How do I find out if my warehouse has all the tables/views needed to run a report or create a custom report?
A new set of reports have been added under the folder "Prerequisites
Checking" in ITMfVE 7.1 for the VMware VI agent which provide you with a
prerequisite scanner that checks if the list of all tables/views needed
to run the predefined reports and the ones needed to support custom
reporting are available in the Tivoli Data Warehouse. It also checks the
VMware VI agent version and lets you know if the available... [More]