Business Activity Monitoring with WebSphere Business Monitor V6.1

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Published 30 July 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738431133
ISBN-13: 9780738431130
IBM Form #: SG24-7638-00
(840 pages)

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Authors: Martin Keen, Supannee Amnajmongkol, Johanna Ang'ani, Yi Che, Tom Fox, Alan Lim


Business activity monitoring (BAM) is a solution that provides real-time tracking of business events, including the tracking of business processes, operational activities, and business situations. The business events that drive business activity monitoring can be sent by a variety of applications and technologies. The collected event information is available in the form of dashboards.

Through step-by-step hands-on examples, in this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we explore how you can use IBM WebSphere® Business Monitor V6.1 to track business events from a variety of applications. We discuss combining WebSphere Business Monitor with process-based applications running in IBM WebSphere Process Server, WebSphere MQ Workflow, and FileNet® P8 BPM to achieve business activity monitoring.

In addition, we explore monitoring business events from non-process based applications including WebSphere MQ, and WebSphere Adapters running within WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). We also explore how to create a custom event emitter.

Table of contents

Part 1. Overview of WebSphere Business Monitor
Chapter 1. Business activity monitoring, the Common Event Infrastructure, and Common Base Events
Chapter 2. WebSphere Business Monitor and concepts
Chapter 3. Using WebSphere Business Monitor

Part 2. Business activity monitoring
Chapter 4. Business scenario: ClipsAndTacks
Chapter 5. WebSphere Process Server
Chapter 6. WebSphere ESB and IBM Adapters
Chapter 7. FileNet P8 BPM
Chapter 8. WebSphere MQ Workflow
Chapter 9. Custom event emitter
Chapter 10. WebSphere MQ

Part 3. Appendixes
Appendix A. Security activation for monitoring WebSphere Process Server human tasks
Appendix B. Additional material

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