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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]
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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]
Hi, between May 7th to May 11th the annual EOTC will happen again in the IBM Boeblingen R&D Lab. Like last year this conference with international customer participation will run in two tracks - one concentrating on "SA z/OS" and "Netview" topics - the other tracks sharing news, demos and workshops concentrating on the products "SA for Multiplatforms" and "SA Application Manager". Although the whole EOTC is happening from monday to friday - this "distributed EOTC track" will start on... [More]
A new presentation with tips and tricks for the following user interfaces of SA Application Manager has been published on the WIKI: SA Operations Console SA Policy Editor Reporting The tips include advices about filtering, improving visualization in the Policy Editor, external launching of the operations console, modifying some of the operator preferences using SQL, creating reports from the command line, and much more. Find the presentation in the Best Practices How To's section using the following link:... [More]
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]
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 simple answer is RSCT (the "cluster" software) trace data from key daemons (sub-systems) like IBM.ConfigRM, cthags, cthats, and possibly even RMCd. IBM Support would use this trace data to confirm whether or not it was RSCT that forced the reboot, and if so, then why.
However what isn't always that simple is collecting these trace files before they wrap. The trace files for all the RSCT and TSAMP core daemons and Resource Managers are setup to be a fixed size and First-In, First Out (FIFO). Some of these... [More]
This IBM support webpage (http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27024950&myns=swgtiv&mynp=OCSSRM2X&mync=R) features the documents most frequently requested by our customers, as well as other information identified by Support as valuable in helping answer questions related to IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multplatforms (TSAMP). A must read if you run System Automation on AIX, Linux, Solaris or Windows. It contains: Hot Topics Downloads and Updates Popular Technotes such as 'Checking and Adjusting... [More]
Why are you using the Tivoli System Automation for Multiplaforms (TSAMP) product with your DB2 HADR or DB2 HA Shared Disk environment ?
The answer should be to keep the DB2 service highly available (and provide some operational convenience via some basic automation TSAMP can provide).
But how do you know your HA environment is prepared for that unexpected problem. In my mind, its similar to a "backup" you take to help you recover from an unexpected event ... how do you know the backup is good and will restore when you need... [More]
To understand how things are organized in a TSAMP/RSCT environment, we start with the idea that almost everything is considered a resource. Of course there are different kinds of resources and that is where we introduce the concept of a resource "class". Then there are different Resource Managers, each responsible for managing or controlling resources that belong to a particular set of resource classes. The following diagram shows the mapping of three key Resource Managers to some Resource Classes they manage and then to some example... [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
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
SA for Multiplatforms (SAMP) automates applications and ensures their availability in a so called "High Availability Cluster". The product itself delivers the framework to create such an High Availability Cluster and to manage any kind of resource in it. In simply words - anything what can be started, stopped and monitored by an operator using commands can also be managed as so called "resources" by System Automation for Multiplatforms on those systems. You need to configure SAMP and tell the product which resources to... [More]