I've done some prior posts on using the SOAP interface. SOAP requests are usually used to retrieve real time data from the monitoring infrastructure. SOAP can be used by a variety of Tivoli tools, and even technologies like System Automation may interface to Tivoli monitoring using SOAP. What you may not know is that SOAP
can also be used to retrieve historical data.
To retrieve history data via SOAP you would use the SOAP CT_GET request, and you need to use the
tag (it must be set to “Y”). There are some subtleties to this process, but it is interesting to be aware that you have the capability.
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