IBM Tivoli Monitoring: Implementation and Performance Optimization for Large Scale Environments

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 06 February 2008, updated 19 June 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738488593
ISBN-13: 9780738488592
IBM Form #: SG24-7443-00
(524 pages)

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Authors: Vasfi Gucer, Naeem Altaf, Erik D Anderson, Dirk-Gary Boldt, Murtuza Choilawala, Isabel Escobar, Scott A Godfrey, Mauricio Morilha Sokal, Christopher Walker


The IBM Tivoli Monitoring solution is the next generation of the IBM Tivoli family of products that help monitor and manage critical hardware and software in distributed environments. This IBM Redbooks publication provides a practical guide to implementing, using and optimizing IBM Tivoli Monitoring, including best practices for performance tuning, sizing, high availability, scalability, reporting, IBM Change and Configuration Management Database integration and firewall considerations.
You will find a great deal of information about IBM Tivoli Universal Agents, including versioning, remote deployment and management, and meta servers.
We also delve into details of IBM Tivoli Monitoring of the components, such as how these components interact, what is the underlying technology, details of configuration files, and where to check in case of problems.
This book is a reference for IT professionals who implement and use the IBM Tivoli Monitoring solution in large scale environments.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1
Chapter 2. Planning considerations - large scale deployment of Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 components
Chapter 3. Firewall considerations
Chapter 4. Planning historical data collection in large scale environments
Chapter 5. Optimizing performance within an IBM Tivoli Monitoring environment
Chapter 6. Monitoring best practices
Chapter 7. Deploying IBM Tivoli Monitoring agents in a large scale environment
Chapter 8. Managing IBM Tivoli Universal Agent in a large scale deployment
Chapter 9. Integrating data from external or third-party applications into Tivoli Data Warehouse
Chapter 10. IBM Tivoli Monitoring resiliency and high availability
Chapter 11. Reporting enhancements
Chapter 12. IBM Change and Configuration Management Database integration
Chapter 13. Troubleshooting
Appendix A. Product codes
Appendix B. IBM Tivoli Monitoring component flow diagrams

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