Deployment Guide Series: Tivoli IT Asset Management Portfolio

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 10 July 2008, updated 16 September 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738431168
ISBN-13: 9780738431161
IBM Form #: SG24-7602-00
(328 pages)

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Authors: Bart Jacob, Rajat Khungar, Carlos J. Otalora Y., James Pittard, TP Raghunathan, David Stephenson


This deployment guide provides information related to the deployment of the products that make up the IBM Tivoli IT Asset Management portfolio of products. Thes products include IBM Tvioli Asset Management for IT, IBM Tivoli License Compliance Manager, and IBM Tivoli License Compliance Manager for z/OS.

The Asset Management for IT product is based on the Maximo Asset Management product for managing enterprise assets. Specific functions are provided that are targeted to the needs of IT asset managers. The Tivoli License Compliance Manager and Tivoli License Compliance Manager for z/OS are complementary products that specifically address the discovery and management of the software being used in an enterprise and the management of the associated licenses.

In the first part of this book, we introduce IBM Service Management and describe how IT asset management is a critical component of service management. We then provide more detailed information about each of the three products and guidance about their installation and deployment.

Finally, we provide a high level overview of how to plan for an engagement for the deployment of an IT asset management solution.

This book is for people interested in IT asset management.

Table of contents

Part 1. Service Management and Asset Management Overview
Chapter 1. IBM Service Management Platform
Chapter 2. IBM Tivoli IT Asset Management portfolio
Part 2. Product Deployment
Chapter 3. Tivoli Asset Management for IT
Chapter 4. Tivoli License Compliance Manager
Chapter 5. IBM Tivoli License Compliance Manager for z/OS
Chapter 6. Deployment considerations
Appendix A. IBM Tivoli License Manager Administration server database schema
Appendix B. IBM Tivoli License Compliance Manager agents

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