The Pulse 2012 workshops including VMware images (IBMers only) are available:
F05 DB2 High Availability and Disaster Recovery
In this lab exercise, you learn how the IBM DB2 High Availability and Disaster Recovery feature works with automatic failover using IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms to make DB2 highly available.
Three virtualized Linux hosts are preinstalled with the appropriate software packages (DB2 production installation without instance, db2_install).
However, no other configuration has been applied to give you a realistic setup experience from start to finish.
F06 SAP High Availability
In this lab exercise, you learn how to make SAP highly available. You use the updated SAP wizard of Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms 3.2.2 to define automation in your own cluster. You learn to start and stop an entire SAP cluster with a single click. You perform a critical outage scenario of the SAP central instance and watch Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms recovering your SAP application.
Note: IBMers can download the VMs for this workshop at SPLL
Data Center Automation
From archive: May 2012 X
A new presentation with tips and tricks for the following user interfaces of SA Application Manager has been published on the WIKI:
Find the presentation in the Best Practices How To's section using the following link:
A new developerWorks article has been published, which helps Tivoli System Automation users get up and running. This new Getting Started Guide was written by Frank Goytisolo, an IBM IT Specialist who has spent several years working with Tivoli System Automation for High Availability (TSA).
Here is an excerpt from the overview:
The purpose of this guide is to introduce Tivoli® System Automation for Multiplatforms and provide a quick-start, purpose-driven approach to users that need to use the software, but have little or no past experience with it.
This guide describes the role that TSA plays within IBM’s Smart Analytics System solution and the commands that can be used to manipulate the application. Further, some basic problem diagnosis techniques will be discussed, which may help with minor issues that could be experienced during regular use.
When the Smart Analytics system is built with High Availability, TSA is automatically installed and configured by the ATK. Therefore, this guide will not describe how to install or configure a TSA cluster (domain) from scratch, but rather how to manipulate and work with an existing environment. To learn to define a cluster of servers, please refer to the References appendix for IBM courses that are available.
Click here to read the entire article.
I am interested in your opinion what kind of education is required.
At this link I have posted the current course contents. Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Installation and Administration (SM952) has been updated to a 3.2.1 level. It can be also used to do a special class for operators.
At EOTC 2012 there was support for an Operator training about combined e2e and SA MP. In addition DB2 and SAP could be of interest, both of which are covered in Pulse 2012 workshops, see next entry.
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"System Automation on IBM Total Solution Event for System z"
One topic on the annual "IBM Total Solution Event for System z" in Berlin was a presentation and discussion of how Tivoli System Automation product family can be used to handle automation and disaster recovery tasks in a zEnterprise Environment. We presented how the SA product family integrates with GDPS for disaster recovery solutions. In the presetnation we showed the value of using SA Application Manager and SA for Multiplatforms on top of the zEnterprise URM (Unified Resource Manager) to manage business critical applications starting from the hardware the virtualization layer and finally the application stack.
Find the presentations of this 2-days event using following link: TSE 2012 Event in Berlin in the "Presentations" tab. The SA presentation you find on Track 9 "Integrated Management and Monitoring on zEnterprise"