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Monitoring Docker using IBM Tivoli Monitoring

Continuing from part 1 of the blog that I wrote, exploring some of the key concepts and options for monitoring Docker, I wanted to follow up and update on the monitoring using IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) and IBM Application Performance Management (APM) offerings. Most of the gritty details were covered on the previous blog, so I am […]

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ITM6 Data Collection via SSH – A simple check box?

Introduction ITM Agent Builder v6.2.2.2 enhanced the “Output from a script” data source to enable commands to be run on remote systems using “ssh”. This has proved to be very useful for the collection of monitoring data from unsupported versions of UNIX, Linux and Windows. Enabling an agent for the remote collection of data is […]


ITM Centralized Configuration and the Log File Agent

Some time ago I wrote about the Centralized Configuration feature of IBM Tivoli Monitoring.  Introduced in version 6.2.2 Fixpack 2, this feature provides ITM agents with a pull-based mechanism that enables them to dynamically obtain configuration files, such as private situations and situation thresholds from a central source.  The central source can be another ITM […]

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Custom Monitoring with IBM Tivoli Monitoring Agent Builder

A frequent element of my ITM orientated customer engagements is a bespoke monitoring or integration requirement, typically for an in-house developed application or 3rd-party tool.  Historically that would have meant cranking out the Universal Agent and the rather daunting task of constructing one or more meta files.  Fortunately the ITM Agent Builder has all but […]

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How do you monitor the Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS) server?

There are 3 ways that you can use to do this: Monitor the TWS Master and Backup Domain Manager with event-driven rules ITM integration Or lastly using the Orb Data TWS 8.X agent. This blog briefly discusses each option. Monitoring with event-driven workload automation rules. EDWA. Some basic monitoring of the TWS server can be […]

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What is the best way to add maintenance windows with IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM), Impact and OMNIbus?

During day to day operations most IT environments are subject to some degree of planned change or managed outage. If effective monitoring is in place, it is highly likely that this type of activity will result in the generation of “false-positive” alerts that have little or no value to the business whilst the work is […]

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Can the Tivoli Log File Agent replace the TEC Logfile Adapter?

The IBM Tivoli Log File Agent is the latest incarnation of the Netcool/OMNIbus LogFile Agent. It is based on ITM autonomous agent technology and is designed to monitor text log files, Windows Event Logs and the UNIX/Linus syslog using both traditional ACP format files plus regular expressions. This article was originally written by Simon Barnes […]

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What has ITM ever done for us?

I was in the Orb data office the other day and had a conversation with some Orb Data colleagues about Performance and Application Monitoring and one of them (let’s call him Miles) was wondering why companies would buy a product such as IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) as opposed to Nagios or other similar open source […]

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