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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]
Registration is now open for Pulse 2012 which will be held March 4-7, 2012 and will feature hundreds of industry-focused sessions that demonstrate how IBM provides Visbility, Control and Automation across the business infrastructure to help you react with agility in today’s competitive landscapes, reduce risk, and receive the most value from your technology investment. One of the key topics is Cloud Computing as a
profound evolution of IT with revolutionary implications for business
and society, creating new possibilities and enabling more... [More]
IBM is excited to announce that the IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) vNext release is making Beta versions of the product available to any and all interested customers. IBM invites you to download our Beta code and assist us by evaluating the new functionality, product improvements, and code quality of IBM Tivoli Monitoring vNext. A new ITM Community site has been defined to provide you with all the information you need to participate with us in this exciting Beta program. In this community you can download Beta drivers, see important... [More]
IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Virtual Servers has reached the Beta stage for the next major release and we are seeking interested Beta participants. Among the features currently under development, to be highlighted in the beta program, are proposed new dashboards highlighting advancements in analytics as well as policy-driven capacity planning. ITM for Virtual Servers Beta drop 3 that includes capacity planner was successfully released to WW customers. This beta drop includes simple 5 step process on PlanningCenter for capacity planning, resource... [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]
Got Technical Questions? Get your
questions ready for the next Ask the Expert (ATE) event will be held on
November 8th, 2011 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Time USA. Register for this event The " Ask the Experts Online Jam"
(ATE) is a valuable opportunity for Global Tivoli User Community (TUC)
Members to connect with real-world experts on a range of Tivoli
products. These experts, many from... [More]
Virtualization, cloud computing, and the consumerization of IT continue to drive fundamental shifts in data center management priorities. Many organizations are implementing multi-hypervisor architectures and hybrid public and private cloud strategies.
Advanced automation and orchestration solutions are key to helping IT data center operations teams effectively manage increasingly complex enterprise computing environments.
Join this webinar to learn more about IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator, one of the industry’s... [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]
SmartCloud Orchestrator (SCO) provides cloud management services that enable customers to accelerate delivery of cloud-based solutions. Included within SCO is IBM Business Process Manager (BPM). A feature-rich offering, BPM is both powerful and complex. While BPM can present a challenging learning curve, the things it enables you to do are well worth the journey.
I have developed four videos that demonstrate an easy way to get started using BPM to build processes within IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator. Each video shows how to use a... [More]
Join us for the Managing the Cloud Webcast series to learn more about best practices, technical approaches and capabilities to help solve your business and technical challenges in the cloud. Sign up for these free 1 hour webcasts today. Best practices for cloud service management - Nov 8, 12-1EST 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... [More]
The IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Virtual Environments agent for Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machines can now retrieve and report the "cpu_shares" scheduler parameter. For more details on the new feature and to download the interim fix, go here: Interim Fix 7.1.0-TIV-ITM_LINUX_KVM-IF0002 More details on the agent are in the Troubleshooting Wiki: Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machines Agent Wiki
Webcast June 9, 11AM ET - Cloud - Extending your Virtualization Into the Cloud Special Offer! - All webcast participants will receive a free Cloud Assessment test and 50% off the Cloud Certification test from IBM Sign up for this webcast >> Webcast Time: Thursday, June 9, 2011, 11:00AM Eastern USA Description: The benefits from cloud computing seem clear: cost reduction, better flexibility, scale to meet business demands, etc. However, getting to cloud involves a lot of decisions Learn how some of your colleagues are leveraging Tivoli... [More]
We are looking for customers and business partners who are interested in participating in a Beta program for Tivoli zEnterprise Monitoring and Discovery. The Beta program provides participants with the opportunity to get an early look at this future product capability with new problem solving capabilities for the IBM zEnterprise platform and provide feedback directly to the Development team. There will be 2 options offered to Beta program participants: Participants can download Beta code from a web site and install it in their own test... [More]
you want to restrict users or clients to access only a subset of the virtual
machines in your virtualized environment. This restriction can be imposed at
the report level for the ITMfVE reports using Tivoli Common Reporting and
Cognos. [Continue Reading]
An interesting insight by Dr. Angel Diaz into the Practical Guide to Service Level Agreements ( SLA ), published by the Cloud Standards Customer Council ( CSCC ). Who is responsible for the management of the services that will operate in a cloud environment? Who is responsible for identifying the elements of the agreement? What type of agreement should be in place? These are all questions that should be asked and understood before moving a service to the cloud. To read the complete article, go to... [More]
Need a fix or update? Trying to troubleshoot problems? Consider adding this URL to your bookmarks: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/electronicsupport/ There is a wealth of information which will help make your interactions with IBM support more efficient. Troubleshooting section includes documentation for known problems, how to use IBM Support Assistant and support for tools for IBM Systems. Work with Support covers all you need to know to log a problem as well as work interactively with a support engineer. From Overview check out the IBM... [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]
New flash training modules released for v 2.1
- Deploying virtual system patterns http://ow.ly/rcFvi
- Performing user account management and file export tasks from the high scale low touch administrative console http://ow.ly/rcFD9
- Creating a volume from the SCP user interface and attaching it to an image http://ow.ly/rcFJD
Configuring and deploying virtual images http://ow.ly/rcFQa
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Cloud computing has been driving increased innovation and flexibility,
but this shift has also introduced new complexities in the world of IT and
process automation. Now multiple topics emerge on the radar of a cloud manager
which all point in the direction of easier management of the entire life cycle.
The all new IBM
SmartCloud Workload Automation provides... [More]