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Best Practices for SOA Management

An IBM Redpaper publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.


Published on 22 February 2007

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IBM Form #: REDP-4233-00

Authors: John Ganci, Mark Flugrath, Ashwin Manekar and Moji Trasti

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    SOA management provides best practices and software for managing and monitoring SOA composite applications and supporting infrastructure.

    This IBM Redpaper focuses on the following aspects of SOA management:

    - Introduction to the key concepts of SOA management.

    - Best practices for defining non-functional requirements and SLAs.

    - Guidance on how to identify what resources should be managed at the time of the solution analysis and design, and by discovery in the runtime.

    - How to build an integrated Tivoli Monitoring Server - Enterprise Portal (TEP) console to manage and monitor resources for SOA composite applications using ITCAM products.

    - How to verify the monitoring functionality by performing an application walkthrough and triggering the monitoring conditions.

    - How to create an SLA and report in Tivoli Service Level Advisor.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction to SOA management

    Chapter 2. Define non-functional requirements and SLAs

    Chapter 3. Identify resources to manage

    Chapter 4. Build an integrated TEP console to manage resources

    Chapter 5. Monitor resources from the integrated TEP console

    Appendix A. Deploy the environment and sample application

    Appendix B. Using the ITCAM for RTT ARM feature

    Appendix C. Additional material


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