Advanced Topics

Advanced Topics

This section covers a variety of advanced Tivoli Business Service Manager topics.



 

TBSM 6.1.1 Topics     Legacy Topics     General Topics     Planned Topics

 


 

TBSM 6.1.1 Topics

 

What's New?

These resources explain what's new in the latest TBSM deliverables available from Fix Central.

TBSM 6.1.1 FP0004 

This document explains what's new in this fix pack.  Support details are available in the README on Fix Central.

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Added: 5/2/2016

TBSM 6.1.1 FP0003 

This document explains what's new in this fix pack.  Support details are available in the README on Fix Central.

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Added: 7/6/2015

TBSM 6.1.1 FP0001   

This document explains what's new in this fix pack.  Support details are available in the README on Fix Central.

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Added: 7/29/2014

TBSM 6.1.1 IF0003

This document explains what's new in this interim fix.

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Updated: 9/23/2013

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The "Integration" Series

These resources explain how to integrate TBSM service model data in JazzSM's Dashboard Application Services Hub (DASH).

An introduction to visualizing your TBSM service model data in DASH

This document explains how TBSM has exposed its service model data via UI data providers.  Topics are directly correlated to the appropriate TBSM product area.

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Updated: 5/2/2016 [v2.2]

DASH Widget Recommendations for TBSM Datasets

A handy table that provides guidance on which DASH widgets are appropriate for visualizing each TBSM dataset.

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Added: 5/2/2016

Creating a high-level DASH-based dashboard to visualize your TBSM service model data [eDayTrader]

This document explains how to create a high-level dashboard based on the eDayTrader sample application.

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This companion video demonstrates the actual building of the dashboard described in the above document.

This video was created with the JazzSM 1.1.0 version of DASH.  While the dashboard creation process remains the same, some details such as UI element names and/or capabilities have changed in subsequent fix packs.

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Restored: 8/20/2014

Sample TBSM Service Model: eDayTrader

This artifact provides all the data and tools to install the sample eDayTrader service model.  A document will be tagged with [eDayTrader] if this sample service model is relevant.

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Added: 1/24/2014

Creating a drilldown dashboard to visualize support data [eDayTrader]

This document extends the eDayTrader dashboard with a drilldown to another page.  The data on the drilldown page is accessed from an external database using an Impact data type.

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Dataset Context Menus

This document explains how to provide custom context menus on the complex DASH widgets (list, table, tree table, and topology) when visualizing TBSM service model data.

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Updated: 5/2/2016 [v1.3]

Dashboard Best Practices

This document presents some best practices that have evolved while developing various DASH-based

dashboards especially when visualizing TBSM service model data

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Updated: 7/6/2015 [v1.3]

Advanced Widget Usage

This document provides examples of advanced DASH widget techniques which can be used in creating more advanced, elaborate dashboards or to meet specific business needs.

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TBSM Data + WebGUI Widgets

This document explains how to integrate TBSM data and the widgets provided by OMNIbus WebGUI 8.1 in a DASH environment

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Updated: 6/19/2015 [v1.2]

Related Topic

Out of the box, WebGUI's Event Viewer does not automatically publish NodeClickedOn events despite what is configured on the widget's Events panel.   Additional widget configuration is required: you must set the widget's click action to "Update Event List (using wires)" to enable event publishing.

Click here to access the WebGUI's Knowledge Center documentation

Added:  9/9/2015

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The "Solution" Series

These resources explain how to implement various TBSM oriented solutions.

External Navigation between TBSM Pages on TIP and DASH

This document explains how to implement external page navigation between TBSM dashboard pages, whether  running on a TIP based TBSM Dashboard Server or a DASH server.  The ability to extend the context menus of the advanced DASH widget (table, topology, or tree table widgets) is introduced for the first time.

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Updated: 7/29/2014 [v1.3]

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Updated: 7/29/2014 [v1.3]
Related Topic

"XLaunch Support in Dashboarding widgets" - explains how to externally launch a DASH page

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Added: 2/20/2014

Bonus Navigation Scenarios

This document describes additional navigation scenarios with other products, like WebGui's Active Event List (AEL).

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Updated: 7/6/2015 [v1.2]

Advanced "SmartText" Widget Usage

This document provides advanced usage examples of the Smart Text widget that was shipped with JazzSM 1.1.1. 



v1.2 - covers use of SVG-based symbols; now includes artifacts

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Updated: 3/19/2015 [v1.2]

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Added: 3/19/2015 [v1.2]

Visualizing TBSM Metric History Data

This document describes how to access TBSM metric history data for visualization on a DASH-based dashboard. This is the same data visualized by TBSM’s Time Window Analyzer.

Because the TBSM UI data provider does not currently provide a dataset for this purpose, Impact capabilities are used to provide access to this data.

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Added: 2/6/2014

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Added: 2/6/2014

Sample Solution to Use Metric History data with DASH Line Chart [builds on "Metric History Data"]

Thanks to Sergey Kolomiets and Mark Barinstein for a sample solution that scopes the metric history to a smaller interval and ensures a consistent set of data points for the interval. This provides data well suited for use by the DASH "Line Chart".

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Added: 9/23/2014
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Added: 9/23/2014

TBSM Event Transformation

This document explains (and provides working samples) how the standard service context published by TBSM da-

tasets in NodeClickedOn events can be transformed to enable integration with other products such as WebGUI and ITM.

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Added: 3/16/2015
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Added: 3/16/2015

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TBSM UI Data Provider

These resources provide more information about the TBSM UI Data Provider.

 

Datasets  Since History  
All Services 6.1.1.0 Updated: 5/2/2016 Access this document
Business Impact 6.1.1.4 Added: 5/2/2016 Access this document
Map 6.1.1.4 Added: 5/2/2016 Access this document
Templates 6.1.1.0 Updated: 5/2/2016 Access this document
Topology 6.1.1.0 Updated: 5/2/2016 Access this document
Tree Template [eDayTrader] 6.1.1.1 Updated: 5/2/2016 Access this document
Updated: 5/2/2016 Access document's artifacts
Urgent Services 6.1.1.3 Updated: 5/2/2016 Access this document

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TBSM UI Data Provider

This document provides an introduction to the TBSM data provider.

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Managing Template Datasets

This document describes how to manage which Template-based datasets are available for use via DASH widgets.

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Data Integration

This document provides operational details about the TBSM datasets and how to integrate with them.

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Updated: 5/2/2016 [v1.3]

TBSM Service Parameter for TBSM Datasets

This document provides information about the effective use of the TBSM Service dataset parameter.

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Updated: 5/2/2016 [v1.5]

Dynamic Updating and the TBSM UI Data Provider

This document explains how the TBSM UI Data Provider keeps its datasets updated, how this might affect widget usage in DASH, and how to configure the behavior of the dynamic updating.

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Updated: 5/2/2016 [v1.2]

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OSLC Hover Preview

Deprecation for Jazz™ for Service Management Registry Services is due with version 1.1.3 and thus the Open Services Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) Hover Preview functionality, which uses this feature, is also deprecated, when used with versions or Jazz™ for Service Management equal to or greater than version 1.1.3.

 

These resources provide more information about TBSM's OSLC Hover Preview support.

Overview and Configuration

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Legacy TBSM Topics

These topics are applicable to the legacy TBSM user interface (vs. DASH):

Topic File and/or Document Applies  To
"Working with Custom Canvases"

a document and other resources that cover advanced custom canvas activities like background images and extending the SVG Image widget.

 

The Java plug-in for web browsers relies on the cross platform plugin architecture NPAPI, which has been supported by all major web browsers for over a decade. However, Mozilla intends to remove support for most NPAPI plugins in Firefox by the end of 2016. Oracle has announced that it is to depreciate the Java browser plug-in technology with the next release of the Java platform (JDK9). Because of these industry moves, TBSM is announcing the end of support for the Service Viewer (and custom canvases). These features will be removed from the product in Fix Pack 5. Customers are advised to replace custom canvas usage with IBM Dashboard Application Services Hub pages, as soon as possible.

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TBSM 6.1 until FP4

TBSM 6.1.1 until FP4

"Disabling Integration with ITCAM for Internet Service Monitors"

TBSM 6.1.1 Fixpack 4 has disabled the integration with ITCAM for Internet Service Monitors (ISM) due to architectural changes in more recent versions of the ISM product.

This document describes the impact to the TBSM administrator and operator of disabling this integration. For users that may have ISM artifacts in there TBSM system, like the ISM servers and ISM rules, this document describes utility functions that can be used to clean up these artifacts.

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General Topics


Planned Topics

  • Resource Enrichment Techniques
  • Discovery Library Toolkit Policy Rules
  • Import/Export Scenarios