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This basic course is for operators and administrators responsible for their enterprise monitoring infrastructure. It is also intended to help new users of Tivoli Monitoring to use the tools to effectively manage their enterprise monitoring.


You should have:

  • The ability to navigate Linux applications
  • A working knowledge of an Internet browser


3 days.


IBM Tivoli Monitoring products monitor the performance and availability of distributed operating systems and applications. You learn about the Tivoli Monitoring architecture and how to navigate the Tivoli Enterprise Portal. You also learn how to manage situation events, visualize real-time and historical data, manage user authorities, and publish monitoring workspaces. This course is designed for users and administrators of all Tivoli Monitoring products that use the Tivoli Enterprise Portal as the user interface.

Course objectives include:

  • Describe the Tivoli Monitoring architecture.
  • Use and navigate the Tivoli Enterprise Portal to monitor and manage an enterprise monitoring solution built with Tivoli Monitoring.
  • Manage the Tivoli Monitoring infrastructure by starting and stopping components, using the self-monitoring workspaces and topology, and building managed system groups.
  • Build situations to monitor the enterprise.
  • Access situation events, situation event details, and status changes.
  • Manage events effectively using facilities provided with Tivoli Monitoring.
  • Visualize enterprise monitoring data, personalize workspace data, and build workspace views.
  • Manage historical data collection and use historical data within Tivoli Enterprise Portal.
  • Manage user authorizations and user groups.


Unit 1: Introduction and overview
Lesson 1: Purpose and positioning.
Lesson 2: Architecture and components.
Lesson 3: Tivoli Monitoring Services.
Lesson 4: Monitoring solutions using the Tivoli Enterprise Portal.
Lesson 5: Overview of the student exercise environment.

Unit 2: Using and navigating Tivoli Enterprise Portal
Lesson 1: Starting the Tivoli Enterprise Portal.
Lesson 2: Describing components of the Application Window.
Lesson 3: Understanding Navigator views.
Lesson 4: Navigating workspaces.
Lesson 5: Managing views.
Lesson 6: Introduction to situation events.

Unit 3: Managing Tivoli Monitoring components
Lesson 1: Starting and stopping Tivoli Monitoring components.
Lesson 2: Managed systems and groups.
Lesson 3: Self-monitoring workspaces.
Lesson 4: The student exercise monitoring scenario.

Unit 4: Monitoring your enterprise
Lesson 1: Situation events and situation attributes.
Lesson 2: The Situation editor.
Lesson 3: Product-provided situations.
Lesson 4: Building situations.
Lesson 5: Model situations and monitored baselines.
Lesson 6: Situation settings.
Lesson 7: Managing situations.
Lesson 8: Dynamic thresholds.

Unit 5: Managing situation events
Lesson 1: Situation event management facilities.
Lesson 2: Managing situation events effectively.
Lesson 3: Taking actions to solve problems.
Lesson 4: Closing situation events.

Unit 6: Visualizing monitoring data
Lesson 1: Structuring the enterprise using customized Navigator views.
Lesson 2: Organizing the presentation using customized workspaces.
Lesson 3: View types.
Lesson 4: Using graphic views.
Lesson 5: Data collection rules.
Lesson 6: Understanding links.

Unit 7: Historical data collection
Lesson 1: Historical data collection overview.
Lesson 2: Configure historical data collection.
Lesson 3: Accessing historical data in workspaces.
Lesson 4: Historical self-monitoring workspaces.

Unit 8: Managing users and publishing workspaces
Lesson 1: Managing Tivoli Enterprise Portal users and user groups.
Lesson 2: Managing access to applications and Navigator views.
Lesson 3: Publishing workspaces.

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