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Sitworld: Use and Misuse of EPHEMERAL:Y

John Alvord, IBM Corporation jalvord@us.ibm.com 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. IfContinue reading “Sitworld: Use and Misuse of EPHEMERAL:Y”

Sitworld: Simple Network Testing

John Alvord, IBM Corporation jalvord@us.ibm.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 techniqueContinue reading “Sitworld: Simple Network Testing”

Sitworld: Summarization and Pruning Audit

Version 0.51000 23 March 2020 John Alvord, IBM Corporation jalvord@us.ibm.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 storageContinue reading “Sitworld: Summarization and Pruning Audit”

Sitworld: ITM Permanent Configuration Best Practices

John Alvord, IBM Corporation jalvord@us.ibm.com 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 areContinue reading “Sitworld: ITM Permanent Configuration Best Practices”

Sitworld: Introduction

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 willContinue reading “Sitworld: Introduction”

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