Sample implementation scenario

This implementation scenario provides a glimpse into the planning process for a fictitious, mid-sized bank in the United States. The scenario helps illustrate how the IBM® Sterling Control Center Monitor building blocks are used to provide the foundation for IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor to meet the business objectives of the bank.


The bank plans to use IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor to gain greater visibility into the condition of their Sterling Connect:Direct® and Sterling B2B Integrator servers. They want to know their data flow status and information about their file transfers.

As part of their planning process, the bank identified objectives such as the following for IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor:

  1. Limit user access and permissions to IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor functions and data for the bank file transfer personnel.
  2. When servers or adapters are down, generate alerts and send email notifications to personnel.
  3. When processes are not successfully completed, generate alerts.
  4. Generate alerts if processes do not run at specified times to meet service level agreements with customers.

To accomplish these objectives, they analyzed their monitoring goals to design their IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor implementation. This process helped them design their implementation before they started configuring the building blocks that defined the work IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor would perform.