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marvin_goodman
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Pinned topic Welcome to the IBM SmartCloud Monitoring Forum

‏2012-02-22T02:45:53Z |
Welcome to the IBM SmartCloud Monitoring forum, where users can discuss technical topics related to the product and its deployment. SmartCloud Monitoring is a product bundle featuring existing Tivoli infrastructure management products with new enhancements and integrations. Users are encouraged to share their solutions and ideas in open discussions, including customizations, custom reports, integrations with other Tivoli and third-party products, user scenarios and workarounds to product limitations.

My name is Marvin Goodman, and I'm the Product Manager for SmartCloud Monitoring, a new offering that was released very late in December (during the first day of my holiday vacation, actually). It's a new bundle of existing technology (IBM Tivoli Monitoring operating systems agents and iTM for Virtual Environments hypervisor monitoring agents) so it's got a substantial pedigree, despite its callow appearance. The goal was to provide a simple-to-purchase solution (one part number to monitor both the virtual infrastructure and the virtual machines running with in it.

As a new offering, we're still working feverishly to develop new product collateral, including PowerPoint presentations, white papers, demo videos and other materials. Those materials will be shared here, as well on the product's main web page: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/smartcloud-monitoring/
Updated on 2012-10-25T13:55:25Z at 2012-10-25T13:55:25Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: Welcome to the IBM SmartCloud Monitoring Forum

    ‏2012-10-25T00:23:10Z  
    Hello,

    What is the difference between SmartCloud Monitoring and IBM Tivoli Monitoring? Both seem like the same product but have different forums?
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: Welcome to the IBM SmartCloud Monitoring Forum

    ‏2012-10-25T13:55:25Z  
    Hello,

    What is the difference between SmartCloud Monitoring and IBM Tivoli Monitoring? Both seem like the same product but have different forums?
    IBM SmartCloud Monitoring (SCM) is based on IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) and in fact includes ITM. The ITM product includes all the monitoring infrastructure components as well as a set of agents for monitoring various operating systems. SCM is a monitoring solution that is specifically tailored for monitoring cloud and virtual environments. The product includes the basic ITM infrastructure, and also several monitoring agents that provide visibility, automation, and control of most common hypervisors (e.g. VMware, KVM, Power, etc.). In addition, SCM contains some very powerful capacity analytics and planning tools that provide administrators the capability to examine the usage of their virtual machines as well as the workloads deployed and quickly determine the best configurations for operational cost savings as well as workload expansion.

    This is an extremely brief explanation of the differences between ITM and SCM, but it hardly begins to cover the breadth and depth of function and capability provided by these two products.

    Hope this helps.
    Thanks,
    Nathan Bullock