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Audience

This intermediate level course is for Tivoli administrators, technical support personnel, and IT services specialists responsible for implementing and administering IBM Tivoli Monitoring.


Prerequisites

You should have:

  • Working knowledge of Linux.
  • Experience with event management.
  • Experience with the Tivoli Enterprise Portal.
  • Working knowledge of Netcool/OMNIbus (suggested but not required).

You should also complete course Tivoli Enterprise Portal Fundamentals (TM021), prior to attending this course.


Duration

2 days.


Objectives

IBM Tivoli Monitoring products monitor the performance and availability of distributed operating systems and applications. This course provides the skills necessary to administer IBM Tivoli Monitoring and the Tivoli Enterprise Portal. The Tivoli Enterprise Portal is used by IBM Tivoli Monitoring, IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager, and OMEGAMON XE and DE to manage your enterprise environment. In this course, you will learn about creating queries, links, situations (enterprise and private), autonomous agents, policies, agentless monitoring, and event integration with Netcool/OMNIbus and Tivoli Enterprise Console. This training class is provided in a classroom environment with multiple opportunities for hands-on lab practice. The scenarios used in this class are based on using IBM Tivoli Monitoring version 6.2.3.

Course objectives inclide

  • Create and manage queries to access data.
  • Construct links for easy portal navigation.
  • Build enterprise and private situation events.
  • Configure and manage agents running in autonomous mode.
  • Create and manage workflow automation with policies.
  • Create agentless monitoring.
  • Use Agent Management Services.
  • Integrate events with Netcool/OMNIbus.
  • Use commands effectively.


Topics

Unit 1: Queries
Lesson 1: Introduction and queries.
Lesson 2: Creating a query against ODBC data.

Unit 2: Links
Lesson 1: Understanding the different types of links.
Lesson 2: Defining a simple, absolute link.
Lesson 3: Defining a relative link.
Lesson 4: Defining a dynamic link.

Unit 3: Monitoring Your Enterprise Using Advanced Situation Techniques
Lesson 1: Expert advice.
Lesson 2: Embedded and correlated situations.

Unit 4: Agent Autonomy
Lesson 1: Agent autonomy overview.
Lesson 2: Installation and configuration.
Lesson 3: Private situations.
Lesson 4: Netcool/OMNIbus integration.

Unit 5: Working with Policies
Lesson 1: The Workflow Editor.
Lesson 2: Creating a policy.
Lesson 3: Workflow validation.
Lesson 4: Activating the policy.

Unit 6: Agentless Monitoring
Lesson 1: Agentless monitoring overview.
Lesson 2: Agentless monitoring planning and configuration.
Lesson 3: Agentless monitoring troubleshooting.

Unit 7: Agent Management Services Workspace
Lesson 1: Monitoring the agents.
Lesson 2: Components and configuration.
Lesson 3: Take Action commands.
Lesson 4: Agent Management Services Workspace.

Unit 8: Managing Event Integration
Lesson 1: Integration points to other event repositories.
Lesson 2: Configuration of situation event integration implementation.
Lesson 3: EIF slot customization editor.

Unit 9: Command Line Interfaces
Lesson 1: Getting started.
Lesson 2: Deployment.
Lesson 3: Working with situations and actions.
Lesson 4: Navigators and workspaces.
Lesson 5: Historical data commands.
Lesson 6: Administering users with commands.
Lesson 7: Group commands.
Lesson 8: Event management.
Lesson 9: Miscellaneous and itmcmd commands.
Lesson 10: Simple Object Access Protocol.

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