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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: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21685755 Although the first two releases provided good coverage of known configuration problems and... [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. 2/24 Monday - 6PM-7PM BME-2437 Managing Your System Automation Landscape with Mobile Devices 2/25 Tuesday - 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 2/26 Wednesday - 10.45AM-11.45AM SZM-1798 Generali's perspective on Tivoli System Automation Application... [More]
Hi, 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 Multiplatforms... [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 "Just in Time"... [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). • ... [More]
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 even... [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: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/Tivoli%20System%20Automation/page/SAMP%20Adapter%20non-root%20setup Feedback very welcome!
You are interested in a sneak preview of content we intend to deliver with the next releases of SA Application Manager and SA Multiplatforms? You always wanted to know how you can integrate IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler with SA Application Manager? Have you ever wondered how our new user interface looks like? Or what a ServerGroup is? Or how you can easily understand what's going on in a SA MP cluster? Yes?? Then our Tivoli System Automation Open Program developerWorks group will link you to answers. We... [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. We have... [More]
Dear Automation Experts, this is your official invitation to the European Operations Technical Conference 2013. The conference will be held Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 17, 2013
in the IBM Lab in Boeblingen, Germany. Conference language will be
English. Register now at https://events.paxido.com/EOTC-2013/ We have limited space available in our auditorium and therefore safe your seat and register as soon as possible! Registration
is required for all attendees, including speakers. Only registered
persons will get entrance to... [More]
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... [More]