End-to-end Automation with IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms

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ISBN-10: 073849402X
ISBN-13: 9780738494029
IBM Form #: SG24-7117-00


Authors: Edson Manoel, Desmond Krishna, Randy R. Watson and Creighton Hicks

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    Abstract

    IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms monitors and automates applications distributed across Linux® , AIX® , and z/OS operating systems by introducing a new product structure with two major components:

    - IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms Base Component

    Provides high availability and disaster recovery capabilities for Linux, Linux on zSeries and AIX clusters.

    - IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms End-to-end Automation Management Component

    Provides automated operations and monitoring capabilities for increasing availability and ease operations of heterogeneous business applications.

    IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms utilizes an adapter infrastructure to integrate with IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS, allowing for a more effective high-availability, automation, and management of multi-tier applications.

    This IBM Redbooks publication introduces the new versions of the IBM Tivoli Systems Automation product family and gives a broad understanding of the new architecture and components of both IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.1 and IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS V3.1 using a scenario based approach.

    This book is a valuable addition to the existing products documentation and should be read in conjunction with the official products documentation, which complements some of the concepts explained in this book.

    The instructions given in this book are very detailed and explicit. These instructions are not the only way to install the products and related prerequisites. They are meant to be followed by anyone to successfully install, configure, and set up end-to-end automation management using IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.1 and IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS V3.1 in environments of any size.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Fundamentals

    Chapter 1. IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.1

    1.1 IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms V2.1 overview

    1.2 Base Component overview

    1.3 End-to-end Automation Management Component overview

    1.4 Communication between end-to-end components

    1.5 Concepts and terminology

    Chapter 2. IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS V3.1

    2.1 IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS V3.1 overview

    2.2 What is new in IBM Tivoli System Automation for z/OS V3.1

    2.3 Overview planning for installation

    Part 2. Case study scenario implementation

    Chapter 3. Case study scenario overview

    3.1 Scenario overview

    Chapter 4. Case study scenario: HTTP Servers on Linux First-level Automation Domain

    4.1 Apache automation domain overview

    4.2 Automation domain configuration

    4.3 End-to-end Automation Adapter configuration

    4.4 Miscellaneous information

    Chapter 5. Case study scenario: Application Servers on AIX First-level Automation Domain

    5.1 Application server automation domain overview

    5.2 Automation domain configuration

    5.3 End-to-end Automation Adapter configuration

    5.4 Maintaining defined policies

    Chapter 6. Case study scenario: IBM DB2 on z/OS First-level Automation Domain

    6.1 IBM DB2 on z/OS automation domain overview

    6.2 IBM DB2 on z/OS automation domain configuration

    6.3 Configuring automation policies for IBM DB2

    6.4 End-to-end Automation Adapter configuration

    Chapter 7. Case study scenario: End-to-end Automation Domain

    7.1 End-to-end Automation Management Component installation

    7.2 Installation verification tasks

    7.3 Users and group management

    7.4 End-to-end Automation Management Component configuration

    7.5 Defining the end-to-end automation policy

    Part 3. Appendixes

    Appendix A. Troubleshooting overview

    Appendix B. Additional material

     

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