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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]
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]
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]
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]
It is officially live! The IT Service Management ( Tivoli)
support and development staff's are daily contributing Q&A in IBM's dWAnswers forum. Check it out at
Simply type in a "tag" - which is usually your products acronym to see what topics exist. For example: IBM Tivoli Monitoring version 6 is simply ITMv6
I wrote a new tool I call "db2tsacheck" to help avoid unwanted surprises due to configuration problems. Its sole purpose is to look for as many configuration problems as possible for TSAMP managed DB2 HADR or DB2 HA Shared Disk environments. Its a tool you can run on a periodic basis to validate all is well with your configuration.
To download the new version, please visit the following URL:
Although the first two releases provided good coverage of known... [More]
A new paper has been released on the System Automation Application Manager WIKI:
Paper: Integrating OSLC
It contains information and examples (in Java® and PERL) on how to control End-To-End resources via REST calls. For scripting this eliminates the necessity to log on to the node hosting the SA Application Manager and does not need to start a JVM (like eezcs does).
As always we are very interested in your feedback and any nice solutions (like handy scripts) you are developing.
- Sebastian Wegmann
Find System Automation on Pulse2014...
Following is a compilation of session talking about System Automation Application Manager.
- 6PM-7PM BME-2437 Managing Your System Automation Landscape with Mobile Devices
- 12.15PM-1.00PM SZM-2436 The "New Face" of IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager
- 2.15PM-3.15PM SZM-1213 Whats new in Tivoli System Automation 4.1 and what it means for your cloud
- 10.45AM-11.45AM SZM-1798... [More]
after the pre-announcement for the EOTC2014 in Boeblingen/Germany - here you find more information and the link for enrollment: EOTC2014
This conference addresses the needs of System, Network and Automation Administrators. Sessions are presented by representatives from IBM software development teams and YOU, the product exploiters. Interaction and feedback is both expected and encouraged.
Topics cover a range of IBM system management products, including IBM Tivoli System Automation Family (SA z/OS, SA for... [More]
IBM Education Assistant or "IEA" has released 135 videos and links to You Tube videos so far this year.
What is IEA?
The IBM Education Assistant (IEA) integrates narrated presentations, Teach Me Demonstrations, tutorials, and resource links to help you successfully configure and use IBM software products.
In detail, the information provided in IEA is role and task based to demonstrate how to accomplish "specific" tasks in your software product(s). The term coined for this is aptly named... [More]
We are pleased to announce the European Operations Technical Conference (EOTC) 2014 .
The conference will be held from Monday, March 17 through Friday, March 21, 2014 in the IBM Lab in Boeblingen, Germany. Conference language will be English.
The conference is a 2 track event:
• First track is focused on Mainframe (z/OS) themes with IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS.
This track will be held from Monday, March 17 (1 PM) through Wednesday, March 19 (5 PM).
In response to: October 15th, 3 PM CET: Open Program Demo Call
Date blocked so far. Just a question on behalf of TK: when will we
see the policy editor ( either a new one, or the old one in "new
clothes" ;-) . What is here planned so far?
"Consolidation drives value." "Manage less and do more."
These initiatives, and many others like them, make sense from a financial standpoint, but can often lead to sleepless nights for operations managers once they realize the majority of their business, sometimes as much as 85%, is now run out of a single datacenter or a single platform. What happens when the system goes down? What happens when my datacenter loses connectivity? How quickly can I recover from an outage? Do I... [More]
We just published a solution in our product wiki on how to setup an SA MP end-to-end automation adapter with a non-root user:
Feedback very welcome!