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I thought it was time share more about the progress being made on the
IBM Support portal and how it can serve you better. 2011 brought many
changes to improve our response to your IBM product support needs, and
2012 will continue that momentum. As we plan for these changes, its
important to share that your input, leads the priority on what changes
or improvements are invested in. There are a couple of ways, that this
can be simply done. One is located directly on the overview page for
the IBM Support Portal, on the right... [More]
1. Purpose of Autonomous Mode One of the functions of TEMS (Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server) is tracking the online or offline status of monitoring agents. When TEMS shuts down or the monitoring Agent loses connectivity with the monitoring server, the agent stands idle in disconnected mode. Many significant monitoring events could take place in that period which will go unreported, causing loss of monitoring data. For example, if your agent loses connection with the monitoring server at 2pm and reestablishes the connection after one... [More]
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Connect, learn, and share with IBM Tivoli on the development of
future product releases. Learn how you can get open access to release
plans, product roadmaps, sprint demos, and beta code so that you can
provide feedback and make a direct impact on what development teams
deliver. Denny O’Brien is a manager in the IBM Tivoli strategy and development
organization. In his current role, Denny manages the... [More]
Following on from the video posted in January 2012, view this IBM Prerequisite Scanner demonstration to see how to run Prerequisite Scanner to scan prerequisites for a product such as Tivoli Provisioning Manager. The demonstration contains audio and visual on: when to specify the required input parameters, optional input parameters, and flags for the Prerequisite Scanner prereq_checker script how to run the script on a Linux machine and check for the prerequisites required by Tivoli Provisioning Manager how to read the results of the scan,... [More]
At this year's Pulse, you'll hear our general Manager, Danny Sabbah, reiterate how we are using Open Services Lifecycle for Collaboration and the Open Services Development Platform to ensure integration between our products.
Get the details on this by visiting the Interoperability Center or watch the demos we are sharing with Pulse attendees.
It’s well known
that the IBM Prerequisite Scanner can save considerable time and expense during
the deployment of Tivoli
solutions. You’re invited to meet with a Prerequisite Scanner SME at Pulse 2012
to discuss and collaborate on how to accelerate your specific deployments.
Make time to visit the
Prerequisite Scanner at the Accelerated Value Program Red Carpet Lounge in the Solution Expo or optionally reserve a
specific time to get together by sending an email to email@example.com .
has recently... [More]
Last year at Pulse, you heard Danny Sabbah talk about Linked Data and Open Services for
Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) community specifications. In addition to these technologies showing through this year in sessions and demonstrations for specific products and solutions, we're creating a specific area on the Expo floor called the Interoperability Center to show off the values of this approach: Real-Time Dynamic Data Federation Plug & Play Integrations An Open Ecosystem This area will have a collection of
demonstrations; for a teaser... [More]
System Discovery Engine, is an embeddable component that provides adopting products with the ability to perform Credential-less as well as Agent-less discovery of network attached systems and other devices. SDE essentially is a Java wrapper built around 'nmap' ( a OSS component), effectively providing seamless connectivity to adopting IBM Tivoli products. This discovery functionality assist customers in discovering resources that need to be managed by the embedding products, thus decreasing time-to-value for those products. SDE also supports... [More]
Widget Library (TWL) is a one-stop-shop for all widget
requirements in Tivoli .TWL packages dojo based client side UI widgets and views and also a common UI abstraction layer to feed data/meta-data to client side UI views in a standard way by providing a server side REST interface layer. TWL's rich dojo UI widgets builds on the IBM dojo toolkit to provide a rich set of composite widgets needed by Tivoli products. TWL also includes rich topology based widgets providing graphical views of diverse resources ( users , devices )... [More]
View this IBM Prerequisite Scanner demonstration to see how simply you can install and run Prerequisite Scanner. The demonstration shows: the contents of the extracted installation package, the codename.cfg file that contains the key value pairs for the product code and product or component name the input parameters and flags for the Prerequisite Scanner prereq_checker script the options to run scans for single or multiple products the product configuration file that contains prerequisite properties that represent the prerequisites for which to... [More]
IBM Prerequisite Scanner is designed for adoption by all deployment types, from small proof-of-concepts to large full production rollouts, or from individual Tivoli products to complex solutions. It also provides the ability to extend coverage to other non-IBM products that are part of the overall customer deployment solution. This white paper describes a fast path adoption of Prerequisite Scanner in 2 weeks . It illustrates the speed and minimal effort required to adopt Prerequisite Scanner by walking through the steps using a sample Tivoli... [More]
Tivoli Provisioning Manager expands version coverage to include the latest 7.2.1 release. Netcool/Impact 6.1 coverage is now available to complement the Tivoli Business Service Manager 6.1 coverage made available earlier this year.
IBM Prerequisite Scanner continues to broaden its coverage by adding support
for several new products. IBM
Prerequisite Scanner is a stand-alone prerequisite checking tool that analyzes
system environments before the installation or upgrade of a Tivoli product or IBM solution.
The current list of supported products includes:
IBM Connections Version 4.0 (requires Prerequisite Scanner from the
IBM Connections Bill of Materials) IBM Maximo Asset Management Version 7.5 (requires Prerequisite
Scanner from... [More]
We all at IBM are excited about next month - Oct 19th and Oct 20th. For those who don't know there is a event being conducted in Mumbai called IBM Software Universe where you can get to know what's the next big wave in our industry? You can expect a lot of activity in these 2 days. A few of these being product announcements from various brands of IBM, Product demos showcasing - what is new from Lotus, Tivoli, WebSphere, Rational, Information Management, Commerce & IS software brands. Expect some great content around FSS, Government,... [More]