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IBM Monitoring Newsletter: May 2016 Edition - All the monitoring updates you need in one place each month

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IBM Monitoring Newsletter: May 2016 Edition - All the monitoring updates you need in one place each month



Hi and welcome to the IBM Monitoring Academy Newsletter May Edition

In these monthly newsletters we are aiming to share with you our high value content, recent updates and any information you might have missed. It will all be hosted here with external links within the blog so please have a read.

Newsletter Video

This episode with two of our engineers; Mark Leftwich and Shaun Rodger, is an introductory video to our Newsletters, highlighting this months key topics, and any additional information for you.


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Top 3 Blogs of the Month

Below are the blogs which have gained the most traction on Developer Works since 1st March 2016;

  1. Hand picked Top 8 Monitoring highlights from IBM Interconnect 2016 by Mark Leftwich
  2. Creating TCR Report using the Report Studio. by Wale Shoyinka
  3. RTEMS reporting high CPU by Sandra Jones

Top Videos

In this section, you'll find our top videos for this month released by our own team;

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Our top 2 videos this month are the first two episodes of our V8 Deep Dive Series, to find the rest of these series click here to be taken to the homepage for some of our "Nuggets of knowledge" Video Blogs.



Product Updates and Notifications

Below are some of our product updates and notifications from the last month, to be taken to the top 5 notifications from the last month, please click on the respective title. 

  1. TEP JAR Expiry
  2. Intermittent TEMS Shutdown
  3. Tacmd Viewuser Issue
  4. New APAR - IV82922 - Issue with tacmd commands when your file path is longer than 64 characters.
  5.  IV81285 - Unable to install TCR IF9 on 32bit Linux


Top DWAnswers

Here you'll find the DWAnswers questions which have had the most views and highly rated answers from one of our engineers, please click on the questions to be taken to the DWAnswers site.




Voice of the Field


In this section we'll be informing you of all the information from the field you require for your systems, one of our engineers has done a blog about the 
TEP JAR files expiring this month, which you can find here.



Fix Pack 6

Looking to upgrade then this is the blog for you.... Fix Pack 6 has now been out for several months now and contains many fixed you SHOULD ALL have in your environments. Please click here to be taken to one of the engineers blogs on the installation information, download links and all APARs and here for a blog explaining how you can install fix pack 6 on a fresh/Clean machine.


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