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What: Accelerate with ATS: TPC Performance Management TPC 5.x has introduced a new Cognos interface into the TPC data model for storage performance metrics. The original GUI is still there and works the same as always, but the Cognos interface actually provides some important new capabilities. This webinar will cover the creation of simple tabular performance reports (csv formats), but including some new information columns and how to use them. Along the way, it will discuss recommendations for performance monitoring and management, capacity planning for performance, and how to use TPC performance reports to accomplish this.
This webinar has been completed. Please visit the site below for the replay materials.
What: Accelerate with ATS: TPC 5.1 - The New GUI is GREAT and What Else is New? The new GUI in TPC 5.1 is delightful. And there are new features in 5.1 that have received less attention. · Policy-based storage tier reports: use the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center command-line interface to issue commands that create user-defined storage tiering policies. Storage tiering policies set the conditions that must be met to determine whether a volume requires migration to another pool. · V7000 Unified and IFS management enhancements: this will include a demonstration of the new things you will see in the topology viewer. · A quick look at alert management enhancements in the new GUI.
This webinar has been completed. Please feel free to visit the replay here:
Storage Performance Monitoring and Analysis with TPC (SGA17 US and SGA07CE Canada) Storage Subsystem Performance, Monitoring and Capacity Planning is a popular 2 day, for a fee, classroom based IBM Education Course which goes into more depth on the TPC topics covered in the Accelerate with ATS Series. In the US the Course number is SGA17 and in Canada the Course number is SGA07CE. The course materials were developed by ATS experts.
When and Where: September 11-12: Atlanta, GA November 5-6: Toronto, Ontario November 28-29: Phoenix, AZ
Instructors: (Subject to change due to availability of instructors) US Based Classes: Dr. Brian Smith and Dominic Pruitt of Storage ATS Canadian Based Classes: IBM Distinguished Engineer Brian Sherman of Storage ATS and Paul Moretto IBM Client Technical Specialist Storage Software
Who: Open to anyone that registers for either of these billable classes. Space is limited to 15 students per class. For further details on the classes including how to enroll visit the info below:
US - For additional information or to enroll in this course or any of our other Storage courses, please visit our website at ibm.com/training/us/catalog/storage and search for SGA17 or call 1-800-IBM-TEACH (1-800-426-8322).
Canada - For additional information or to enroll on this course or any of our other Storage courses, please visit our website at ibm.com/training/ca and search for SGA07CE or call an IBM Training Representative at 1-800-426-8322.
What: Accelerate with ATS: Proactive Storage Performance Management Using TPC
This "Accelerate with ATS" webinar presents a Performance Management methodology based on Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC). It is a technical “drill-down” from general principles of Computer System Management to an overview of TPC storage management capabilities. It covers the key TPC reports for performance management, and then drills down to performance and capacity planning techniques, and finally some approaches to workload characterization and troubleshooting storage performance problems. You will get an opportunity to ask questions of our panel of experts following the presentation.
This session has been completed, in the event that you missed it you can still benefit from it by reviewing the materials.
Proactive Storage Session Materials:
The links shown below navigate to the Techdocs entry which contains the following 3 files:
1. The questions / answers log from the webinar 2. The audio replay file 3. The .pdf version of the presentation
What: Storage Performance Monitoring and Analysis with TPC Storage Performance Monitoring and Analysis with TPC fee classes are coming up soon in both the US and Canada. This 2 day classroom course is open to Customers, Business Partners and IBMers and highlights how to leverage TPC. Flyers suitable for providing to your client are included below which provide links to detailed course description and pricing.
When: Atlanta Completed March '12 Chicago May 22-23, Markham, ON, Jun. 11-12 & Nov. 5-6, 2012 Enroll today! A for FEE Class and WORTH it!
Feedback: "It is a shame that we do not sell this class to every client that purchases a disk array from IBM...my client...felt that the class was worth him breaking away from performance problems at his site and gathering the necessary knowledge to better understand how to prevent future problems." NY, Storage FTSS
This course is also terrific for IBMers who manage data centers for outsourced accounts as well as services personnel who do billable disk performance analysis engagements for clients with TPC for Disk. The course, developed by Dr. Brian Smith of ATS, is taught in Canada by Brian Sherman of ATS and Paul Moretto of System Software Technical Sales Support, and in the US by Dr. Brian Smith and Dominic Pruitt of ATS.
Enrollment info: Information, pricing and registration links and printable flyers
Where: Chicago When: May 22-23 Course Code: SGA17
To register: http://www-304.ibm.com/jct03001c/services/learning/ites.wss/us/en?pageType=course_search&sortBy=5&searchType=1&sortDirection=9&includeNotScheduled=15&rowStart=0&rowsToReturn=20&maxSearchResults=200&language=en&country=us&searchString=SGA17
Where: Markham, Ontario When: June 11-12 and November 5-6 Course Code: SGA07CE
To register: http://www-304.ibm.com/jct03001c/services/learning/ites.wss/ca/en?pageType=course_search&sortBy=5&searchType=1&sortDirection=9&includeNotScheduled=15&rowStart=0&rowsToReturn=20&maxSearchResults=200&language=en&country=ca&searchString=SGA07CE
SGA07 (SGA07CE in Canada) Storage Subsystem Performance, Monitoring and Capacity Planning is a popular IBM Education Course. This course provides in depth coverage of material introduced in the March 11th Webinar Proactive Performance Management with TPC
For further details on this class please review this attached file: SGA07 zip file
Replay: Proactive Performance Management with TPC Broadcast date: March 11th 2010 at 12:00 ET
This one hour webinar presents a Performance Management methodology using Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC). It is a technical “drill-down” from the more general principles of Computer System Management to an overview of TPC capabilities. It covers the key TPC reports for management and then drills down to performance and capacity planning techniques and finally some approaches to workload characterization and troubleshooting storage performance problems.