IBM Tivoli Common Data Model: Guide to Best Practices

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 24 January 2008, updated 11 February 2008

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IBM Form #: REDP-4389-00
(114 pages)

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Authors: Ling Tai, Ron Baker, Elizabeth Edmiston, Ben Jeffcoat


The Common Data Model (CDM) is an information model that provides consistent definitions for managed resources, business systems and processes, and other data, and the relationships between those elements. CDM is based on the unified modeling language (UML). This IBM® Redpaper presents a set of example templates and scenarios that help users learn and apply the basics of the Common Data Model. Each scenario identifies the CDM classes that are used and defines the important relationships among these classes.

This Redpaper can serve as a reference for IT specialists implementing the Common Data Model as part of a Tivoli® Systems Management Solution.

Table of contents

Key terms and concepts
CDM overview
Example template scenarios
Operating system server scenarios
Web/application server scenarios
Database server scenarios
DB2 (zOS)
Network scenarios
Storage scenarios
Business system scenarios
Transaction scenarios
Hardware scenarios
Sample model objects

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