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Replay: Proactive Performance Management with TPC
Broadcast date: March 11th 2010 at 12:00 ET
This one hour webinar presents a Performance Management methodology using Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC). It is a technical “drill-down” from the more general principles of Computer System Management to an overview of TPC capabilities. It covers the key TPC reports for management and then drills down to performance and capacity planning techniques and finally some approaches to workload characterization and troubleshooting storage performance problems.
Presentation and recording available here: http://www-03.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/PRS3978
Replay available until Sept 2010: http://ibmstg.na3.acrobat.com/permgmttpc0311
Title: TPC 4.1.1 Performance Management enhancements and demonstration
Broadcast date: Tuesday 30th March 2010
The webinar includes:
TPC 4.1.1 – review of the significant new performance metrics, alerts, thresholds and filters.
Demo of using the new "volume utilization" metric.
Demo of the Storage Optimizer.
Comparison of the storage optimizer's recommendations with findings using "volume utilization" metric.
Positioning the use of filtered reports, alerts, SAN Planner and Storage Optimizer.
Title: Ten Things for the new TPC Administrator to do to make TPC 4.1.1 more useful
Broadcast date: Tuesday 22nd April 2010
The webinar includes:
Use the Configuration Utility to verify everything is running as expected within TPC.
Verify discovery, probes, scans and quotas are set to run regularly for all managed devices.
Set key system-wide disk, data and fabric thresholds.
Identify and define additional thresholds and reports to support two or three “loved ones.”
Gather performance baselines.
Regularly review the incoming alerts.
Configure automatic Snapshots (then explore Change History).
Test-drive Data Path Explorer, identify potential bottlenecks, look for puzzling paths (try this for your “loved ones” first).
Create a volume report filtered on I/O Rate and Response Time.
Use a thoughtful naming convention for MDGs/MDisks/VDisks/Volumes/Operating System Disk names.
Presentation material: http://www-03.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/PRS4007
Title: Installing and Tailoring TPC Disk – Midrange Edition
Broadcast date: Tuesday 29th June 2010
The webinar includes:
TPC-SE and TPC Disk-MRE functional positioning
Considerations of what agents to install
Installing DB2 and TPC-MRE
Defining, discovering, probing, DS4000 and SVC Cimoms
Setting up performance monitors for DS4000 and SVC
Installing, defining, discovering and probing Brocade Cimom
Installing a storage resource agent (SRA) on a Windows server
Note: this webinar is an overview introduction to installing and tailoring TPC Disk - MRE. It will include slides with installation screenshots and live tailoring demos.
Presentation material: http://www.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/PRS4064
Title: Working with TPC Disk – Midrange Edition
Broadcast date: Wednesday 30th June 2010
The webinar is a demo including:
Available functions, navigation, static interface
Checking status of your TPC management environment
Cimoms, agents, probes, monitors, alerts
Checking status of your managed environment
Topology viewer, Datapath Explorer, Alerts, Constraint violations
Examples of managing your environment
Working with performance management reports
Monitoring filesystem space
Presentation material: http://www.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/PRS4065
SGA07 (SGA07CE in Canada) Storage Subsystem Performance, Monitoring and Capacity Planning is a popular IBM Education Course.
This course provides in depth coverage of material introduced in the March 11th Webinar Proactive Performance Management with TPC
For further details on this class please review this attached file: SGA07 zip file
To enroll visit the IBM Education Website
August 3rd 2010: Next sessions are Chicago August 17th and 18th, and Atlanta November 8th and 9th.
Customer flyer is here: Hotlink to flyer
Storage Performance Monitoring and Analysis with TPC
Storage Performance Monitoring and Analysis with TPC fee classes are coming up soon in both the US and Canada. This 2 day classroom course is open to Customers, Business Partners and IBMers and highlights how to leverage TPC. Flyers suitable for providing to your client are included below which provide links to detailed course description and pricing.
Atlanta Completed March '12
Chicago May 22-23,
Markham, ON, Jun. 11-12 & Nov. 5-6, 2012
Enroll today! A for FEE Class and WORTH it!
"It is a shame that we do not sell this class to every client that purchases a disk array from IBM...my client...felt that the class was worth him breaking away from performance problems at his site and gathering the necessary knowledge to better understand how to prevent future problems."
NY, Storage FTSS
This course is also terrific for IBMers who manage data centers for outsourced accounts as well as services personnel who do billable disk performance analysis engagements for clients with TPC for Disk. The course, developed by Dr. Brian Smith of ATS, is taught in Canada by Brian Sherman of ATS and Paul Moretto of System Software Technical Sales Support, and in the US by Dr. Brian Smith and Dominic Pruitt of ATS.
Information, pricing and registration links and printable flyers
When: May 22-23
Course Code: SGA17
To register: http://www-304.ibm.com/jct03001c/services/learning/ites.wss/us/en?pageType=course_search&sortBy=5&searchType=1&sortDirection=9&includeNotScheduled=15&rowStart=0&rowsToReturn=20&maxSearchResults=200&language=en&country=us&searchString=SGA17
Where: Markham, Ontario
When: June 11-12 and November 5-6
Course Code: SGA07CE
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What:This "Accelerate with ATS" webinar presents a Performance Management methodology based on Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC). It is a technical “drill-down” from general principles of Computer System Management to an overview of TPC storage management capabilities. It covers the key TPC reports for performance management, and then drills down to performance and capacity planning techniques, and finally some approaches to workload characterization and troubleshooting storage performance problems. You will get an opportunity to ask questions of our panel of experts following the presentation.
Accelerate with ATS: Proactive Storage Performance Management Using TPC
This session has been completed, in the event that you missed it you can still benefit from it by reviewing the materials.
Proactive Storage Session Materials:
The links shown below navigate to the Techdocs entry which contains the following 3 files:
1. The questions / answers log from the webinar
2. The audio replay file
3. The .pdf version of the presentation
Accelerate w/ ATS Storage Performance Monitoring and Analysis with TPC (SGA17 US and SGA07CE Canada)
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Storage Performance Monitoring and Analysis with TPC (SGA17 US and SGA07CE Canada)
Storage Subsystem Performance, Monitoring and Capacity Planning is a popular 2 day, for a fee, classroom based IBM Education Course which goes into more depth on the TPC topics covered in the Accelerate with ATS Series. In the US the Course number is SGA17 and in Canada the Course number is SGA07CE. The course materials were developed by ATS experts.
When and Where:
September 11-12: Atlanta, GA
November 5-6: Toronto, Ontario
November 28-29: Phoenix, AZ
Instructors: (Subject to change due to availability of instructors)
US Based Classes: Dr. Brian Smith and Dominic Pruitt of Storage ATS
Canadian Based Classes: IBM Distinguished Engineer Brian Sherman of Storage ATS and Paul Moretto IBM Client Technical Specialist Storage Software
Open to anyone that registers for either of these billable classes. Space is limited to 15 students per class.
For further details on the classes including how to enroll visit the info below:
US - For additional information or to enroll in this course or any of our other
Storage courses, please visit our website at ibm.com/training/us/catalog/storage
and search for SGA17 or call 1-800-IBM-TEACH (1-800-426-8322).
Canada - For additional information or to enroll on this course or any of our other Storage courses,
please visit our website at ibm.com/training/ca and search for SGA07CE or call
an IBM Training Representative at 1-800-426-8322.
Accelerate with ATS: TPC 5.1 - The New GUI is GREAT and What Else is New?
The new GUI in TPC 5.1 is delightful. And there are new features in 5.1 that have received less attention.
· Policy-based storage tier reports: use the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center command-line interface to issue commands that create user-defined storage tiering policies. Storage tiering policies set the conditions that must be met to determine whether a volume requires migration to another pool.
· V7000 Unified and IFS management enhancements: this will include a demonstration of the new things you will see in the topology viewer.
· A quick look at alert management enhancements in the new GUI.
This webinar has been completed. Please feel free to visit the replay here:
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Accelerate with ATS: TPC Performance Management
TPC 5.x has introduced a new Cognos interface into the TPC data model for storage performance metrics.
The original GUI is still there and works the same as always, but the Cognos interface actually provides some important new capabilities. This webinar will cover the creation of simple tabular performance reports (csv formats), but including some new information columns and how to use them. Along the way, it will discuss recommendations for performance monitoring and management, capacity planning for performance, and how to use TPC performance reports to accomplish this.
This webinar has been completed. Please visit the site below for the replay materials.
Download the presentation materials here: TPC5.1.1-PerformanceReporting.pdf
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Accelerate with ATS: IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center - Replication Management
This client webinar will cover the replication management capabilities in IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC-R) 5.1 including a live demonstration.
Presentation materials are available here:
Replay available here: http://ibmstg.adobeconnect.com/atstivolistorage07112013/
Accelerate with ATS: IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center - Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC) v5.2
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