How healthy is your Information Technology infrastructure?
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center is an invaluable tool to help you manage and monitor the health of your Information Technology infrastructure. Read the latest draft of the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Beyond the Basics IBM Redbooks publication which details how you can:
-Monitor storage and network device performance
-Configure alerts to receive reports of problems and changes in the environment
-Track storage usage and capacity/availability
The Tivoli Storage Productivity Center web-based GUI is your window into the health of your IT environment. The dashboard provides a quick visual assessment, surfacing status information - Normal, Warning, Error - of the devices you are monitoring with the application. From there, you can drill down to access greater detail to quickly evaluate and correct problems.
But what happens if the doctor is sick and can't see patients?
To realize the maximum value and benefit possible with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, it is important to properly administer the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center server and application.
In addition to normal server administration and maintenance, the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center administrator needs to maintain the repository database where device configuration and data collected from the environment is stored. This is critical for efficient performance of the application, affecting both monitoring and reporting functions. There are other important considerations for Tivoli Storage Productivity Center administration as well, such as backups to provide for recovery in the event of a disaster.
Special thanks to the diligent work of the Redbooks Team of residents that participated In the effort in Tucson to rewrite the Redbooks publication Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Beyond the Basics. In this book, we not only examine the health checking topic in some detail, we also provide a chapter with practical Tivoli Storage Productivity Center database management advice and examples.
To learn more about the health checking topic, including steps you can take to ensure your "doctor is in" when needed, download a copy of the latest draft of the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Beyond the Basics Redbooks publication today.