Welcome to the Data Center Automation Blog, where you can read the perspectives from storage management experts. This Blog provides insights into the data center automation solution, as well as technical details about specific IBM products.
since it it not easy to find, I'm including the URL to the official TWS integration guide here.
Tivoli Workload Scheduler - Integrating with other products
Chapter 6 of this guide explains how to set up and operate a cluster with SA MP to keep TWS highly available.
there is a new cool video on youtube showing the (old) integration of SA Application Manager with ITM to add policy-based automation on resources of a datacenter being monitored by ITM. This video also impressively shows the integration of SA and ITM widgets in one combined dashboard. Have a look: http://youtu.be/_5OHhZ0czdU
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]
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]
I'm also including the URL to the official guide
Configuring an IBM Tivoli Storage Manager cluster with IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms
that shows how to set up and operate an SA MP cluster to keep TSM highly available.
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?
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]
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]
Ever wondered how to easily set up an end-to-end automation policy for a complex, heterogeneous business application, e.g. a portal consisting of Webservers, Websphere Application Server and DB2?
We've got a solution for you! It will guide you through the process of setting up the end-to-end automation policy including Agentless Adapter policies. It comes with a documentation, the end-to-end automation policy and predefined Agentless Adapter policies for the Webservers and Websphere Application Server and scripts to instrument them.... [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).
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]
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]
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!
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
How and where to download a software fix from. Did you know? - You can select all fixes needed and have them delivered together? - You can isolate to only certain types of fixes? - You can upload an inventory file , and have fixes for all those products listed for selection? - Did you know that Fix Central supports pre-rec and co-rec associations, so that you will know if a fix you need has other required changes even for distributed platforms? Using Fix Central For the full story on all the IBM Electronic Support portal features