Tivoli Management Services Warehouse and Reporting

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 09 January 2007, updated 15 January 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738494666
ISBN-13: 9780738494661
IBM Form #: SG24-7290-00


Authors: Vasfi Gucer, Naeem Altaf, James A. Edwards, Christopher Layton, Denis Vasconcelos, Paul Wigget, Alessandro Zonin and Iris Co

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    Abstract

    As the amount of management data that is gathered continues to grow, the data is not being used effectively for IT business-relevant decisions. IBM Tivoli Data Warehouse helps solve this problem by being the central repository in which you can store historical data about your IT infrastructure. This includes network devices and connections, desktops, hardware, software, events, and other information. Stored data is subsequently analyzed and used to produce reports about the behavior of IT components and services.

    This IBM Redbooks publication discusses all aspects of IBM Tivoli Data Warehouse V2.1 (the version that is shipped with IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1) including deployment best practices, scalability, performance optimization, external data integration, reporting, and troubleshooting. As part of the book, we provide a reporting solution for Tivoli Data Warehouse data, which is based on the Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) technology. BIRT is a free, Eclipse-based reporting tool.

    We also provide an example of a commercial reporting solution: The Crystal Reports solution from Business Objects. We also discuss two solutions that are published on IBM OPAL Web site: QuickReporter for IBM Tivoli Monitoring from Primeur and Warehouse Designer for IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.1 from Axibase. Both products are IBM certified solutions, specifically designed for IBM Tivoli Monitoring.

    This book is a reference for IT professionals who implement and use a Tivoli Data Warehouse environment.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Overview of IBM Tivoli Data Warehouse

    Chapter 2. IBM Tivoli Data Warehouse internals and deployment configurations

    Chapter 3. Warehousing in action

    Chapter 4. IBM Tivoli Data Warehouse tuning

    Chapter 5. Integrating data from external or third-party applications into Tivoli Data Warehouse

    Chapter 6. OPAL solutions and reporting with BIRT

    Chapter 7. Reporting with Crystal Reports

    Chapter 8. Troubleshooting

    Appendix A. Example mdl file for the Tivoli Storage Manager Universal Agent scenario

    Appendix B. Additional material

     

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