IBM Tivoli Usage Accounting Manager V7.1 Handbook

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Published on 15 March 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738485640
ISBN-13: 9780738485645
IBM Form #: SG24-7404-00


Authors: Budi Darmawan, Jorn Siglen, Lennart Lundgren and Roy Catterall

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    Abstract

    Financial management of IT resources allows an IT department to be transformed from a cost center to a service provider. One aspect of this is usage accounting, which helps the IT department understand the usage patterns of its customers or users and allows for service charges that reflect that usage. In addition, usage data demonstrates how IT operations can be optimized to increasing efficiency.

    Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager provides the tools to perform data collection and accounting for IT-related usage from various sources. It even allows the custom integration of data from non-standard format sources. It supports the whole life cycle of financial management from budgeting to usage accounting and billing, to reporting.

    This book will help you understand, install, configure, and use the new IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager V7.1.

    The discussion starts with an overview of Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager concepts and capabilities along with the structure of the product. The installation and verification of each component is presented in detail. Sample scenarios are executed and explained, including Operating System usage collection, virtual environment collection (VMware ESX server and System p partitioning), and Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS interface.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Financial management

    Chapter 2. IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager concepts

    Chapter 3. Data collection and processing

    Chapter 4. Installation and configuration

    Chapter 5. Operating system data collection scenario

    Chapter 6. Virtualized environment accounting

    Chapter 7. Processing data from Tivoli Decision Support for z/OS

    Chapter 8. Financial Modeler, non-usage transactions and database size calculation

    Chapter 9. Troubleshooting tips

    Appendix A. Sample listings and programs

    Appendix B. Additional material

     

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