Deploying and managing distributed systems in hundreds or thousands of branch banks and retail stores, called outlets, requires careful planning of the automation to cope with the sheer numbers of systems involved.
This IBM Redbooks publication demonstrates how to architect, establish, and configure a Tivoli systems management environment that supports the central management of thousands of outlet systems based on the open United Linux platform.
The main focus of this book is to provide step-by-step instructions, sample scripts, and code to install and deploy the core Tivoli products that enable the organization to:
- Deploy and maintain distributed application solutions
- Monitor availability and performance of remote systems, middleware components and applications
- Perform diagnostics and troubleshooting of remote system and application components to resolve availability
or performance issues
- Gather metrics to document performance levels
This book is intended for IT professionals with a basic understanding of the core Tivoli product set and who are responsible for deploying a Tivoli management infrastructure.
Table of contents
Part 1. The outlet environment
Chapter 1. The challenges of managing an outlet environment
Chapter 2. The Outlet Solution overview
Chapter 3. The Outlet Systems Management Solution Architecture
Part 2. Management solution implementation
Chapter 4. Installing the Tivoli Infrastructure
Chapter 5. Creating profiles, packages and tasks
Part 3. Putting the solution to use
Chapter 6. Deployment
Appendix A. Configuration files and scripts
Appendix B. Obtaining the installation images
Appendix C. Additional material
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