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Sitworld: Use and Misuse of EPHEMERAL:Y
John Alvord, IBM Corporation firstname.lastname@example.org Draft #1 – 14 December 2020 – Level 1.00000 Follow on twitter Introduction The ITM protocol modifier EPHEMERAL:Y is wonderful when it is used correctly. When used badly it can cause terrible issues such as communications malfunctioning and causing ITM processes like TEMS to fail and require a recycle to continue. If…
Sitworld: Simple Network Testing
John Alvord, IBM Corporation email@example.com Draft #1 – 6 August 2020 – Level 0.50000 Follow on twitter Inspiration Benchmarking ITM communication links is a tough job. You can validate many aspects using this document ITM Communications Validation But testing for throughput and capacity and errors is tough. Happily a former ITM developer implemented a technique…
Sitworld: Eliminating Duplicate Agents –
John Alvord, IBM Corporation firstname.lastname@example.org Draft #5 – 20 August 2020 – Level 0.61000 Follow on twitter NOTE: This was an interesting idea… but I kept running into new special cases that prevented the ideas from working reliably. As a result consider this a failed attempt. At the present time no work is underway. The…
Sitworld: Summarization and Pruning Audit
Version 0.51000 23 March 2020 John Alvord, IBM Corporation email@example.com Follow on twitter Inspiration ITM has an marvelous facility to store historical data. This facility includes logic to discard old data and summarize data into longer time periods. It is quite easy to get more data recorded but balancing that with the limited database storage…
Sitworld: ITM Permanent Configuration Best Practices
John Alvord, IBM Corporation firstname.lastname@example.org Draft #1 – 1/16/2020 – Level 1.00000 Follow on twitter Inspiration I am often asked for advice on how to change an ITM process configuration. It could be something simple like adding a diagnostic trace definition. It could be more complex like adding EPHEMERAL:Y to a communication control. There are…
Sitworld: Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Sitworld: TEP Java Web Start – Basic Diagnostic Capture
TEP diagnostic capture
Sitworld: ITM Communications Validation
Checking for common ITM communication issues.
During my normal work. I see many interesting puzzles on how to accomplish useful work in IBM Tivoli Monitoring [ITM]. Often these revolve around situations. Over time I will present some basic education on the subject but first there are some interesting cases that will benefit from some interactions. So for the moment, I will…
Sitworld: Scrubbing Out Windows Agent Malconfiguration Remotely
Sometimes there is a mistake made in ITM Windows Agent configuration. It is made with good intentions but the result is an ITM Agent which constantly loses connection to the TEMS it is configured to and then reconnects over and over.
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