Exploiting IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) 6.2

Course:  ITIVM
Duration:  4 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) manages the IT infrastructure including operating systems, databases and servers across distributed and host environments through a single customizable workspace portal. Students learn how to map the architecture of key components and the flow of event data through the architecture. They will set user access parameters to manage who sees various workspaces and personalize workspaces to provide the key information required by various operators. Also time will be saved by learning to program automated responses to events.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Introduction and Overview

  • Overview
  • Description
  • Architecture and Components

Using and Navigating TEP

  • Launching Tivoli Enterprise Portal (TEP)
  • Application Window
  • Online Help
  • Navigators
  • Navigating Workspaces
  • Capturing and Displaying Data

Event Notification

  • Situation Events
  • Situation Event Notification
  • Accessing Situation Event Details
  • Monitoring Situation Event Status Changes

Managing Enterprise Events Effectively

  • Situation Event Management Facilities
  • Accessing Situation Event Management Options
  • Managing Situation Events Effectively

Overview of Administrative Tasks

  • Solution Demonstration
  • Tivoli Monitoring Services
  • Starting and stopping ITM Components
  • Managed Systems
  • Data Storage - Data Collection
  • Creating Agents

Monitoring your Enterprise

  • Situation Events and Situation Attributes
  • The Situation Editor
  • Building Situations
  • Situation Settings
  • Expert Advice
  • Managing Situations
  • Embedded and Correlated Situations
  • Building Situations against different agents
  • Tivoli Enterprise Console (TEC) Integration
  • Omnibus Integration

Actions and Automation

  • Overview
  • Take Action
  • Situation Actions
  • Policies

Visualizing Monitoring Data

  • Structuring the Enterprise in Logical Views
  • Organizing the Presentation
  • Defining Data Collection Rules

Navigating Monitoring Solution

  • Providing User Navigation
  • Defining a Simple Link
  • Creating Advanced Links; Advanced Link Usage Examples and Link Specifics

Historical Data Collection

  • Configuring Historical Data Collection in TEP
  • Configuring the Summarization and Pruning Agent
  • Embedding History Data in TEP

Managing Users and Publishing Workspaces

  • Create, Delete, and Customize User and Group Accounts in TEP
  • Change Permissions for Applications and Navigator Views
  • Publishing Workspaces
What You Can Expect

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the IBM Tivoli Monitoring architecture.
  • Use and navigate the Tivoli Enterprise Portal in order to monitor and manage an enterprise monitoring solution built with IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.2.
  • Access situation events, situation event details and status changes.
  • Manage events effectively using facilities provided with IBM Tivoli Monitoring.
  • Manage the infrastructure for IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.2.
  • Monitor the enterprise through situation events and TEC events.
  • Automate problem resolution through actions and policies.
  • Visualize enterprise monitoring data.
  • Personalize workspaces through creating links.
  • Collect historical data, prune and summarize data, manage data retention, and create historical enterprise reports.
  • Manage ITM 6.2 users and control access to features and workspaces
Who Should Take This Course

This class is intended for Tivoli system operators and administrators responsible for monitoring a distributed environment and setting up access, managing the workspaces, and analyzing historical data. The class will also be of benefit to Deployment specialists.

Recommended Prerequisites

To benefit from this class attendees should have the ability to navigate through Windows applications, a working knowledge of an Internet browser and experience with event management.

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