One of the powerful aspects of using the Tivoli Enterprise Portal is the flexibility of using the portal to create customized views of the enterprise. One of the views I commonly like to build is what I call an end to end technical view. This view will include information from a variety of sources that are connected to the Tivoli monitoring infrastructure (remember that the TEP can pull in information from a variety of sources, not just monitoring). Here is an example of an end to end view that pulls together information from both z/OS mainframe and open systems sources. Notice I'm pulling in data from sources such as middleware and z/VM. To create views like this you need the Tivoli OMEGAMON monitoring, the Tivoli Enterprise Portal, and enablement for what is called Dashboard Edition (or DE as it is commonly termed).