IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager Capabilities and Best Practices

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Published on 06 February 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738488623
ISBN-13: 9780738488622
IBM Form #: SG24-7519-00


Authors: Bart Jacob, Bhavesh Adhia, Karim Badr, Qing Chun Huang, Carol S. Lawrence, Martin Marino and Petra Unglaub-Lloyd

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    Abstract

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we describe the capabilities and ways to use the IBM Tivoli® Application Dependency Discovery Manager (TADDM). It is becoming critical for enterprises to track the IT resources in their environment and, more importantly, the dependencies of their business applications on various components. TADDM provides rich capabilities that discover the components of a complex infrastructure and their interdependencies.

    In this book, we provide insight into the TADDM capabilities and architecture. We include recommended procedures for installing and configuring TADDM, tips and techniques for populating the TADDM database and customizing its use, performance considerations, and information about how TADDM integrates with operational management programs.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager

    Chapter 2. Architecture overview and deployment planning

    Chapter 3. Installing TADDM

    Chapter 4. Configuring TADDM and running discoveries

    Chapter 5. Populating the TADDM database

    Chapter 6. Customizing and using TADDM

    Chapter 7. Performance and tuning

    Chapter 8. Integrating TADDM with Operational Management products

    Appendix A. Installing TADDM in AIX

    Appendix B. Sensor list

    Appendix C. Available DLAs

    Appendix D. TADDM high availability using Tivoli Systems Automation for Multiplatforms

    Appendix E. TADDM APIs environment set up and verification

     

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