Data Center Automation
Less then two weeks left to Pulse 2013 (March 3 - 6) the top event on Cloud, IT and Service Management in Las Vegas to share best practices with 8,000 of your peers and hear from IBM business partners and top industry analysts on the latest trends and hottest IT topics.
Part of the Cloud and IT Optimization stream (http://www.ibm.com/software/tivoli/pulse/agenda/cloud.html#content) will be the Automated Operations Technical Council (AOTC).
Join this track to gain the knowledge you need to protect your business and IT services through end-to-end high availability, automation, and disaster recovery solutions. The AOTC continues its long term focus on the IBM Tivoli® System Automation family across distributed and z environments. This highly technical track is ideal for automation technical experts, IT project managers, and IT operations specialists who want to maximize the value of their system automation portfolio.
There will be developers giving updates on the latest development , practitioners, customers and users talking about their experience. For example there will be customer sessions on 'Advanced SAP Automation using Tivoli System Automation' an 'High Availability and Cross Platform Automation of a Complex Banking Applications'.
Isabell Sippli(IBM) 060000X124 Marcações:  saam system-automation hadr tsa automation 1 Comentário 5.431 Visualizações
We're very close to our first Open Program Call on Tivoli System Automation Application Manager(https://ibm.biz/BdxKhQ)
Main focus of this call is the new User Interface we intend to ship based on that new platform in a v3.next release.
We'll post a recording on our Open Program developerWorks community (https://ibm.biz/BdxSCL)- stay tuned!
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.
Downloads and Updates
such as 'Checking and Adjusting Heartbeat sensitivity'
Presentations from Support
Whitepapers from Support
such as 'Rolling Upgrade Procedure for a TSAMP Automated HADR Environment - Oct 2011.pdf'
Learning more about TSAMP
IBM Software Support Resources
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The Open Program for IBM Tivoli System Automation started.
We are developing the next version of our products:
In the Open Program, we are going to show you selected features and improvements that we intend to include in future releases of SA AppMan and SA MP. We are looking forward to discuss these features and improvements with you and receive your feedback.
You have the chance to participate in this new development and
influence during the Open Program for IBM Tivoli System Automation
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If you're writing workflows you have no doubt encountered the DCMQuery/Insert/Update functions. They rely on an archaic DCMAccess notation which can be difficult to figure out, especially for very complex queries. The main point is that you start with some known information and from that known you gather new info based on data model relationships. Certain objects have certain relationships and therefore you can link from one item to the next based on this context. Sort of like the game '7-degrees of Kevin Bacon'. Sort of.
To make this job a bit easier you can utilize the DCM object browser tool, available for your download from the ISM library.
The tool relies on the existing DcmObjectMappingsDocument.xml which can be found on the TPM server under the TIO_HOME/xml directory. A simple 'ReadMe.txt' file located in the download zip will help guide you though the configuration and usage of the tool.
example usage picture:
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I just wanted to take a moment to spread the word about a new performance cookbook resource available from the IBM Service Management (ISM) Library. You can find it here:
This cookbook is based on the latest available version of TPM 7210 and combines all the most recent performance improvements available. Performance areas discussed in the cookbook include:
Grab your copy today!
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Should we or shouldn't we?
The typical question of the IT Manager when her/his datacenter automation software releases a new fixpack. This question stems from prior nightmares attempting to deploy fixes that were half-baked, poorly documented and delivered in haste.
I'm not an 'alpha' adopter but I certainly am an early adopter. The reasoning I take into deploying a new fix or new release fixpack is that I want the newest features, I want the bugs corrected - especially if there is a specific one that I'm subscribed to, and I want the latest enhancements in stability and serviceability. This will invariably cause some churn in my current calendar which may in turn force other projects to take a break, downtime will have to be scheduled, and service request tickets opened to alert dependent teams, but that short team pain will always bring a longer term gain.
Further reasons to keep up to date include the following:
To emphasize this point we'll look at the upcoming TPM 7210-IFIX03 release due at the end of October 2012. In it we include a host of fixes and enhancements which improve the overall function and quality of the product. In particular a migration function to upgrade your WebSphere version 6.1 to version 7.0. This is really key for shops that need to keep their web-hosting environments running at the latest technology and security levels. The IFIX03 installation is redesigned as well, moving many of the prior manual steps into scripted pre- and post- installation sections. This is really great and should be a major step forward at alleviating many common maintenance headaches. While you're at it you should also take a moment to register for the upcoming training on this TPM721 IFIX03 release,
The tool appcmd can be used for testing policies of IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms and policies of IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager Agentless Adapter. You can use it to instrument IBM.Application or IBM.RemoteApplication resources. appcmd simulates resources, allows to mimic failures and tracks the execution of commands which makes it a useful tool to develop and test policies.
We publish appcmd in version 4 for free in our IBM System Automation for Multiplatforms Wiki page here
New in version 4:
* appcmd is configured using the properties file /etc/opt/IBM/tsamp/sam/cfg/appcmd.properties
* The location where appcmd stores the state of the simultated resources can be configured
* The tool appcmd_policy_converter.pl which converts XML policies with real applications to appcmd
JoergErdmenger 100000AHDG Marcações:  tsa system-automation 1 Comentário 5.537 Visualizações
This self-paced audio-visual course provides an overview of the System Automation for z/OS 3.4 functional differences as they relate to implementation and administration. This is is the first of three courses in a set of courses that cover implementation and administration differences. The other two courses provide demonstrations and additional details on specific topics. The functional differences associated with operational commands are covered in a separate set of courses.
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How and where to download a software fix from. Did you know?
- 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?