- For All ITCAM for Transactions 7.3 fixes, check here http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?&uid=swg21662992
- Why was FP01 pulled? http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1IV41150
We're working on FixPack 2, coming in 2014
Fixpack 1 for Response Time has been pulled. Here's what we suggest ...
We're working on FixPack 2, coming in 2014
You can enable or disable content capture in the T6 agent configuration. However, the AMCE profile also has options that allow you to enable or disable content capture. Why is it to your advantage to enable or disable this feature in the agent configuration?
The AMCE profile overrides the content capture option in the T6 configuration.
The AMCE profile allows you to enable or disable content capture for the scripts associated with the profile, or use the value set in the T6 configuration (Agent Default).
So if you set the profile to Agent Default and you enable this feature in the T6 configuration, you would capture content images on VP failures.
If the content capture option is disabled in the agent configuration, then the profile setting (true or false) determines whether you capture images on VP failures.
Please note that captured images have a default lifetime (default is 8 hours). The maximum number of captures is 1000. So if you are trying to display an image that is over 8 hours old or is not included in the 1000 most recent images, then you would not be able to display the image.
According to the V188.8.131.52 Administrator's Guide, the content capture feature is only available for RFT scripts and for RPT scripts that use HTTP protocols.
ITCAM4Tx : RRT Robotic Screen Capture is a Content Capture utility
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Where can I see it
If you want to see topologies there are two choices:
1) Use IBM Performance Management (v8.1.3) - either on-Prem or on-Cloud. Use IPM's web based interface.
2) Use ITCAM for Transactions v184.108.40.206 and view it via the TEPS
The export functionality is for SCAPM to provide additional links between its workspaces. SCAPM itself does not have ability to display topologies.
Where can I not
Transaction Tracking displays its own data as a topology (ie via TEPS/ITM). The knowledge center document below talks about importing Transaction Tracking data into SCAPM to allow SCAPM to understand server/application relationships, so it's UI can be enriched with additional links (eg from SCAPM's view of Websphere App server, jump to its view of MQ). SCAPM does NOT use this data to display a topology, as SCAPM (as a product) has no topology view.
Topologies can be displayed in Application Performance Management on Cloud.
simply indicates that APM v8.1.3 can display transactions topologies. It does not imply it takes this information from ITCAM for Transactions v220.127.116.11.
Products in discussion in the document below:
* SmartCloud Application Performance Monitoring (aka SCAPM v7.7)
* Transactions Tracking (TT) as a component of ITCAM for Transactions 18.104.22.168
* Application Performance Management (on Cloud), aka IBM Performance Management (IPM) aka IBM Application Performance Manage (IAPM). There are actually two "versions", the on-Premise and the on-cloud version. Functionally they are very similar, it is a delivery model difference.
* Performance Management in the cloud -> https://www.ibmserviceengage.com/application-monitoring/learn
* Performance Management on premise is available through Passport Advantage
* IPM has its own tracking functionality, and can display topology. This is Performance Management V8. The current version is APM v8.1.3.
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You must not have more than one AMC in a given ITM environment. If you have more than one online AMC in your environment, AMC profiles and profile changes are not distributed to agents, and robotic scripts do not run.
Use the tacmd listSystems command to list all instances of the AMC agent in your ITM environment. The AMC agent is identified by the product code T3 and is often referred to as the T3 agent.
The listSystems command searches all of the managed systems connected directly to the hub TEMS and indirectly through remote TEMS servers.
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When a verification point failure occurs in RPT (Rational Performance Tester) scripts, the default behavior is to report the error and then continue to the next page element (transaction). Starting in RPT 8.2, you can select the way you want your RPT scripts to handle verification point errors. Normally, you want the script to exit, but other options are available that may be more appropriate in some scenarios.
This blog explains how to set these page element exit policies in your RPT script.
Users who are playing back RPT scripts under the Robotic Response Time agent in ITCAM for Transactions V7.3 and V7.4 will find this presentation especially useful.
1) Display your script in RPT test mode. Right-click the parent node and select Verification Points > Enable Page Title VPs from the pop-up menus.
2) A pop-up message asks if you want to globally apply page title verification points to your script. Click OK.
3) RPT acknowledges that it has added the verification points. Click OK.
4) One at a time, select the top-level page elements. Then, click Edit Properties.
5) In this example, the default action is to continue if the verification point is detected. When you use this default for each page element, each page element generates a verification point failure if the web page is not accessible – for example, if the application or the application server is offline. To change the default behavior, click Change.
6) Note the different options available for continuing or ending script execution. If you select Exit Test, you see one verification point failure in the scenario where the web page or the application server is down. In most cases, this is the best selection, because you don’t want to flood Omnibus or the Robotic Script Verification Point Failures workspace with failures.
7) Notice that the default action is now to exit the test. Click OK.
8) Repeat for each of the high-level page elements in your script. In this example, there are 5 top-level page elements.
9) Run a test in RPT to compile the script. If no errors are reported in the RPT test log, export the script to the AMC (Application Management Console).
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Here's a link to the Transactions lifecycle history so you can see exact dates
If you have experienced any problems with ITCAM for Transactions, please let us know if you need a fix that isn't available in our FixPacks. We'd be happy to talk with "our buddies" in L3
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ITCAM 7.4 is available on Passport Advantage. Check the prerequisites here .... https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/0587adbc-8477-431f-8c68-9226adea11ed/entry/itcam_for_transactions_blog_on?lang=en
Determine the latest 7.4 fixpacks and fixes here ... http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21663324
ITCAM 7.3 is also available on Passport Advantage. Determine the latest 7.3 fixpacks and fixes here ... http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?&uid=swg21662992