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Welcome to the Data Center Automation blog. This
blog is one of several within the Service Management Connect community,
and its purpose is to provide readers with ideas and perspectives about
the data center automation solution directly from the
technical experts. Follow this blog, and you can get tips, tricks, and
perspectives on several data center automation topics, including: Installation Integration Performance Customization Technical tips and tricks More... If you have specific topics for which you would like to see blog... [More]
The Tivoli System Automation development team just released a whitepaper on SAP High Availability with Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms on AIX and Linux.
This paper describes an approach to creating a highly available SAP solution that covers all critial components. The IBM High Availability (HA) middleware solution (Tivoli System
Automation for Multiplatforms) provides this level of high availability.
High availability is a term used to describe systems that are continuously available that... [More]
Hi community, this is a quick overview over the IBM Tivoli System Automation product family. IBM Tivoli System Automation provides high availability through self-healing capabilities and policy-based automation for applications and services. The product family consists of three products: * Tivoli System Automation for z/OS is the automation solution for the mainframe. It helps customers with single-processor systems and Parallel Sysplex clusters to ease management, minimize costs, and maximize application availability. SA z/OS is... [More]
This is an introduction into IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms. IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms(SA MP) manages availability of business applications, running in Windows, Linux, Solaris and AIX systems or clusters , according to customer defined goals, by providing: * Fast detection of outages through active monitoring and heartbeats * Sophisticated knowledge about application components and their relationships * Quick and consistent recovery of failed resources and whole applications either in place or... [More]
This is an introduction into IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager. IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager helps coordinate and manage application availability across cluster technologies, so you can better control your enterprise business services. Use it as single point of control to manage heterogeneous business application landscape. * Increase productivity by consolidating to a single operations and automation tool to manage heterogeneous clusters without detailed knowledge of either the application or its... [More]
The tool appcmd can be used for testing IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms policies as well as IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager end-to-end and Agentless Adapter policies. In order
to verify that your policies work as expected, they need to be tested.
In particular, it has to be tested whether resources are recovered as
expected in failure situations. It is very time-consuming to perform
such tests with real applications because all failures to be recovered
need to be injected manually. This application... [More]
From Zero to z Hero Workshop: End-to-End Automation und Hochverfügbarkeit mit Tivoli System Automation Dieser Hands-on Workshop veranschaulicht Ihnen den Mehrwert einer Tivoli
End-to-End Automations Lösung, die es ermöglicht, heterogene Anwendungen auf
distributed Plattformen und System z von einer zentralen Konsole aus zu bedienen
und zu automatisieren. Sie erstellen im Rahmen des Workshops eine
End-to-End Automations Lösung für Linux Cluster und z/OS. Sie können
beispielhaft Abhängigkeiten innerhalb einer heterogenen Anwendung... [More]
Die GSE Herbst-Tagung steht vor der Tür, zum
ersten Mal durchgeführt durch die beiden neuen GSE-Gruppen “Automation and Business Resiliency on Open Systems” und “Automation and Business Resiliency on
Mainframe” . Wann: 25.10.2011 - 28.10.2011 Wo: Köln Wir haben bisher Präsentationen in den
folgenden Bereichen geplant:
SA AppMan and zEnterprise
ITM monitored resources with SA AppMan
Already last year members of the GSE Automation group decided it is worth to create a new work-group concentrating on Automation and Business Resiliency matters especially on open systems. This was the day we decided to found a new work-group "Automation and Business Resiliency on Open Systems ". What is GSE? Guide Share Europe (GSE) is an international nonprofit association of companies, organizations, and individuals involved in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions based on IBM architectures. The key aims of... [More]
Hello, see on Youtube our Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms high availability solution for SAP. You can find two videos. Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k22CYXM-f4 Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGwqQnIGv9E Enjoy ! p.s.: These are both posted to the Tivoli Demos YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/tivolidemos?feature=mhee
New Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms (SA MP) video on YouTube: High Availability for SAP environments with Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k22CYXM-f4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGwqQnIGv9E This video shows how to create a highly available SAP solution that covers all critical components. Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms provides this level of high availability, which is required for business critical applications. In terms of service contracts with guaranteed availability... [More]
The Tivoli Provisioning Manager development team has implemented usability testing in the Agile development process. By allowing customers to experience the product while in development, we are building a strong partnership with our customers to shape the solution that they need. Here are the main points that we followed to be able to fit formal usability testing into the Agile schedule. By doing so, our team greatly improved the task flow and user interaction for the features tested. 1. We created a team Our usability team is... [More]
In How Tivoli Provisioning Manager integrated usability testing in Agile - Part 1 we talked about 3 points on how usability testing fits into the development cycle. In part 2, I will be sharing some other points to make this activity successful. 4. We tested “anything” By testing items that were not complete, we received excellent feedback about the end-to-end customer scenarios and important features that were needed. For example, we tested various designs to validate the general flow of a task from the business perspective. The feedback... [More]
Did you know that you can comment on or rate pages in an information center? Feedback on the documentation helps us to understand which areas of the documentation need improvement or more information, and what topics our customers find useful. This video shows the Tivoli Provisioning Manager information center, but the same steps can be used for any information center that has the collaboration features enabled. The Tivoli Provisioning Manager team checks for comments regularly, and we use the feedback to improve the information when we publish... [More]
The IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager development team continues to enhance the next release (TPM v8.1) with new features and usability improvements which are targeted for future delivery. We have just announced the availability of our first BETA. If you are an existing TPM customer or stakeholder and would like to participate in the BETA and provide feedback, please contact Kimberly Mungal (firstname.lastname@example.org) to join the TPM 8.1 Early Access Program.
Today the Tivoli System Automation team published a WhitePaper in the product Wiki. The title is "Case Study: Configure SA AppMan for non-root usage" and describes how customers can configure their SA Application Manager installation to be able to run without root-privileges. Detailed descriptions for operating system, DB2 database, WebSphere Application Server, and System Automation Application Manager itself are provided. The direct link is:... [More]
Starting from October 14th, Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment and Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images documentation is available also in ePub format at the following links: Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v52r1/topic/com.ibm.tivoli.tpm.osd.doc/welcome/osd_pdf_epub.html Tivoli Provisioning Manager for Images: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v52r1/topic/com.ibm.tivoli.tpm.osdimg.doc/welcome/osdimg_pdf_epub.html This new format complements the... [More]
A new Whitepaper has been published now also on the SA for Multiplatforms WIKI: SAP HA with SA for Multiplatforms Whitepaper . Read the story how to use the new SAP HA feature of SA for Multiplatforms to create wizard-driven an high available cluster environment for your SAP installation.
A new link has been added to the Best Practices section of the SA Application Manager WIKI. Following this link will provide you with information how to use SA z/OS, SA for Multiplatforms and SA Application Manager to automate and manage an SAP environment cross-platform. Best Practices SA Application Manager
Automation with Tivoli System Automation products family in virtual environments has been presented on the GSE Power-Systems conference in Munich on 21.11.2011. Virtualization technologies play an important role in datacenters – they also provide the base for currently hot discussed “cloud” infrastructures. There is a lot of focus on virtualization technologies for distributed server platforms like zVM, VMware, System p’s Hypervisor, SUN Solaris Zones, and others. Of course, virtualization provides several benefits this presentation... [More]