Welcome to the Application Performance Management Blog, where you can read the perspectives from APM experts. This Blog provides insights into the Application Performance Management solution, as well as technical details about specific IBM products.
Wired.com/cloudline has just posted an interesting article, by Dr. Angel L. Diaz from IBM, on the importance of a Service Level Agreements (SLA) for your Cloud Services (http://www.wired.com/cloudline/2011/12/service-level-agreement%E2%80%99s-in-the-cloud-who-cares/). The article talks about some of the pitfalls of not having a SLA and potential considerations you need to take into account to minimize the risks of adopting cloud as an extension of your IT shop. It should also be noted that the Cloud Standards Customer Council... [More]
IBM SmartCloud Monitoring manages both physical and virtual components
of a private cloud infrastructure. It provides performance and availability
monitoring of the virtualized infrastructure as well as the virtual servers
running within it, including the health and availability of the pooled
processors, memory, network and storage resources, as well as the individual
operating systems running key customer workloads. It features built-in
analytics and user-configurable policies to guide virtual machine placement,
allowing cloud... [More]
In their latest release of the 2011 Magic Quadrant, Gartner has identified IBM as a leader in the APM industry. Gartner recognizes IBM as the category leader based on our ability to execute and our vision. For example, The Ministry for Regional Development (a central body of the State Administration of the Czech Republic) greatly simplified the management of their systems to a single point-of-control. “Tivoli monitors all of our devices, operating systems and applications, with no need for third-party tools,” says Martin Fíla. “We have... [More]
E nvironment All the below servers should be using same domain (itmagents.com) ITM 6.2.2 FP2 and above TIP2.2 with ESS as additional component IBM Systems Director 6.2.1 IBM Systems Director VM Control 2.3.1 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In general fully qualified host names are used in all configurations of ITM servers, TIP, IBM Systems Director. Ensure that you can ping hosts from each other machine, please check if the fully qualified host names are added in the... [More]
Issue: Pre ITCAM for J2EE 6.1 FP6, support for the application status attribute was limited to the following J2EE Application Servers: WebSphere, JBoss, and Oracle. As a result, within the Application Health workspace, EJB and Web applications running in WebLogic servers could not be monitored - EJB applications did not appear, and Web applications only appeared with an Application Status of Unknown. Without the support of the Application status attribute, situation thresholds were unable to be set against these individual EJB or Web based... [More]
The Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP) user interface of ITCAM for Application Diagnostics provides an Application Health workspace which displays information about the real-time health status of monitored applications. In this workspace, the Application Status attribute captures the current status of monitored applications, e.g. Running, Stopped, Failed.
The Application Status attribute provides a convenient way to monitor that applications are up and to alert when they are not. It is straightforward to create a Situation in TEP which fires... [More]
New ITCAM for Microsoft Applications version 6.2.3 Demonstration DVD available now @ Tivoli Demo Library This ITCAM for Microsoft Applications demonstration is intended to give the user a good overview of the ITCAM for Microsoft Applications product, as well as additional add-on capabilities and components that help customers to manage their Microsoft IT infrastructure. With the help of this demonstration DVD, you can explore the features and capabilities provided by ITCAM for Microsoft applications version 6.2.3 product, without having... [More]
IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Energy Management 6.3.2 is now available. New features include:
New oBIX Servers Agent Expanded JRules Functionality Support for Systems Director 6.3 and Active Energy Manager 4.4 Johnson Controls Metasys Agent Performance Improvements Building Management System Disconnect Detection Reporting and Optimization Enhancements See the "What is New" section of each agent's User's Guide for more details. The documentation is here: IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Energy Management 6.3.2 Documentation Part... [More]
documentation for IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Virtual Environments V7.1 released
on November 23, 2011 can be found at the Virtual Environments 7.1 documentation
information center --
Tivoli Monitoring for
Virtual Environments is the rebranding of Tivoli
Monitoring for Virtual Servers.
The documentation includes --
a user’s guide for the following new agents: Cisco UCS agent Citrix XenApp agent Citrix XenDesktop... [More]
The documentation for IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Energy
Management V6.3.2 released on November 23, 2011 can be found at the Energy Management
6.3.2 documentation information center --
The updated information includes --
An updated user’s guide for the new oBIX Servers agent Updated user’s guides for the following existing
Johnson Controls Metasys agent OPC Servers agent Schneider Electric Andover Continuum
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for J2EE TEMA V6.2 Fix Pack 6 is now available.
This fix pack provides cumulative maintenance for ITCAM for J2EE TEMA version 6.2.
For detailed information and installation instructions, please refer to the fix pack README which is available in this technote .
See also Tivoli Composite Application Manager for J2EE wiki for more about ITCAM for J2EE.
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for J2EE V6.1, Data Collector Fix Pack 6 is now available.
This fix pack provides cumulative maintenance for ITCAM for J2EE V6.1, Data Collector on distributed platforms. The fix pack also provides multiple enhancements, including
Support for WebLogic 10.3.2 and 10.3.3 Support for WebLogic run as Windows Service Support for JBoss EAP Configurator for WebLogic is using new WebLogic API (performance improvement) Support for WebLogic Application Status
For detailed information and... [More]
The following use case describes how to use ITCAM for Application
Diagnostics to determine the cause of connection problems in your
applications. A number of similar use cases are available in the User
Guide in the ITCAM for Application Diagnostics info center . For details of the personas referred to in this use case, see Personas .
Annette, the level 2 operator, receives notification that the WASJ2CCPAvgWaitTimeHigh situation triggered. This error is critical. This situation indicates that the average wait time until a... [More]