Friday, October 23, 2009

Good webcast next week

My colleague, Ernie Gillman, will be doing a webcast next week on October 29th, on Tivoli Portal usage strategies and techniques. This is similar to a presentation I've seen Ernie do at Share, and it's an excellent presentation.

Here's the URL to register:

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Monday, October 5, 2009

New webcast November 5th

I will be doing a webcast on November 5th on " OMEGAMON and System z Alert Management Strategies and Best Practices" . Here is the URL to sign up for the webcast.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Article on System z Advisor

I wrote an article for the IBM System z Advisor on special considerations when using the OMEGAMON and the Tivoli Enterprise Portal for DB2 thread alerts and management. Here is a link to the article.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Packaging changes with OMEGAMON V420s

With the advent of the V420 releases there have been some interesting changes in how OMEGAMON is being packaged. One of the key items is that the IBM Tivoli Monitoring (that's ITM - the goodies like TEMS and XE agent support) is now being packaged apart from the core OMEGAMONs.

Here is the history:
- Legacy Candle products and V3.1 OMEGAMONs bundled the required infrastructure
- V4.1 OMEGAMONs also bundled the infrastructure which had morphed into the ITM (as opposed to the older portal)
•V4.2 OMEGAMONs prereq the no charge ITM infrastructure PID (5698-A79)

Bottom line. When you install OMEGAMON you will also need 5698-A79 as a pre-req product.