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IBM Tivoli Common Data Model: Guide to Best Practices

An IBM Redpaper publication

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


Published on 24 January 2008, updated 11 February 2008

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IBM Form #: REDP-4389-00

Authors: Ling Tai, Ron Baker, Elizabeth Edmiston and Ben Jeffcoat

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    The Common Data Model (CDM) is an information model that provides consistent definitions for managed resources, business systems and processes, and other data, and the relationships between those elements. CDM is based on the unified modeling language (UML). This IBM® Redpaper presents a set of example templates and scenarios that help users learn and apply the basics of the Common Data Model. Each scenario identifies the CDM classes that are used and defines the important relationships among these classes.

    This Redpaper can serve as a reference for IT specialists implementing the Common Data Model as part of a Tivoli® Systems Management Solution.

    Table of Contents


    Key terms and concepts

    CDM overview

    Example template scenarios

    Operating system server scenarios

    Web/application server scenarios

    Database server scenarios

    DB2 (zOS)

    Network scenarios

    Storage scenarios

    Business system scenarios

    Transaction scenarios

    Hardware scenarios

    Sample model objects


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