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ISD 6.3 and IBM i june 2012 ISD 6.3 and IBM i june 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • IBM Power SystemsIBM Systems Director for the IBM i EnvironmentDawn May - dmmay@us.ibm.com © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsRequirementsIf you have items yourbusiness requires,Submit arequirement!Help IBM understandhow we can help you. © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsIBM Systems Management Solutions 5250 “Green Screen” System i Navigator – Management Central – DB Health Center IBM Systems Director Navigator for i – Performance Data Investigator – Plug-ins for BRMS, Power HA IBM Systems Director – IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™ – IBM Systems Director with IBM i – Groups3 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems System i Navigator  Maybe better known as ....  Maybe better known as .... – iSeries Navigator – iSeries Navigator – Operations Navigator – Operations Navigator   Windows client application Windows client application   Part of the iAccess for Windows product Part of the iAccess for Windows product4 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsIBM Systems Director Navigator for i http://systemname:2001   Web application Web application   Included with IBM ii 6.1 or later Included with IBM 6.1 or later5 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsIBM Power Systems Software6 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsIBM Systems Director and Plugins for Power IBM Systems Director 6.3 – Discovers servers and virtual resources – Monitors and reports system health – Optimizes and updates servers – Integrates with enterprise service management IBM Systems Director VM Control 2.4 – Create, delete, edit virtual servers – Capture and deploy IBM i images – Relocation with Live Partition Mobility IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager 4.4 – Collects and reports energy data – Controls energy use – Reports historical energy usage7 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsIBM Systems Director IBM Systems Director is geared toward managing and monitoring a more complex environment – With Systems Director you can manage IBM i at 5.4 and later releases – Systems Director is integrated with Systems Director Navigator to drill down into IBM i specific tasks8 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems IBM Systems DirectorSize your Director ServerSystem with IBM Systems  Web application  Web applicationWorkload Estimator  Download server installation package  Download server installation package9 – http://www.ibm.com/systems/management/director/downloads/ Corporation – http://www.ibm.com/systems/management/director/downloads/ © 2012 IBM
  • IBM Power Systems10 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsSystems Director: Focus on Health, Status, Automation Health summary – Favorite systems – Critical monitors – Group thumbnails Monitoring – Monitor resources – Thresholds – Events – Update Compliance Automation Plans – Notify – Run commands – Trigger tasks11 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsPower Systems Management View12 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsHealth Summary13 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsMonitors, Thresholds, Event Automation Plans Monitors – CIM Common – Virtualization – Process Thresholds – Warning, Critical, Low – Duration Event Automation Plans – Individual or group targets – Events – Event Actions • Run commands, logs, traps, email, etc – Time Range14 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsAutomate Notification and Actions Based on Thresholds Monitoring Event thresholds Automation IBM Systems Director functions: !! Monitor disk capacity If the disk is >= 90% LPAR LPAR a. Execute command to back-up and delete non-critical files b. Log the back-up c. Send an e-mail to the administrator15 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsTypes of Managed Systems Agentless – Best for environments that require very small footprints and are used for specific tasks, such as one-time inventory collection, firmware and driver updates and remote deployment Platform Agent – Provides agentless functions and.... – Common Information Model (CIM) events and monitoring • Including monitoring of messages – Inventory – Group and cumulative PTF support Common Agent – Provides agentless functions and platform agent functions and ... – Additional monitoring features – File transfer http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/director/pubs/topic/com.ibm.director.tbs.helps.doc/fqm0_tbs_ibm_i_endpoints.html16 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsAgentless Systems Protocols – Secure Shell (SSH) – Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Typical tasks – Discover systems – Collect limited operating-system inventory data – Remotely deploy and install Common Agent and Platform Agent – Perform limited remote access – Perform limited restart capabilities SSH, 5733-SC1 Option 117 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsPlatform Agents Director defined protocol – For IBM i, Platform Agent is part of the Universal Manageability Enablement (UME) Typical tasks – Discover systems – Collect limited platform inventory data – Monitor health and status – Monitor for messages sent to message queues – Manage alerts – Remotely deploy and install Common Agent – Perform limited remote access – Perform limited restart capabilities CIMOM, 5770-UME, V1R3 – IBM Universal Manageability Enablement for i • Ensure you have the latest OS and UME PTFs!!! This is very important! http://www-912.ibm.com/s_dir/slkbase.NSF/DocNumber/61822453718 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsCommon Agent Director defined protocol – Available for IBM server platforms Typical tasks – Discover systems – Collect comprehensive platform and operating system inventory data – Monitor health and status – Manage alerts – Perform remote access, including transferring files – Perform power management function – Additional event support – Monitor processes and resources, and set critical thresholds send notifications when triggered – Manage operating system resources and processes – Manage updates Legacy, 5722-DA1 (will be deprecated) CAS for IBM i19 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsIBM Systems Director Versions and IBM i Agent Support Summary IBM Systems IBM i Director Release Platform Agent Support Common Agent Support Release 6.3 5.4 5722-UME V1R2 Legacy Agent (5722-DA1) 6.1 5722-UME V1R2 Legacy Agent (5722-DA1) 5770-UME V1R3 CAS for IBM i 7.1 5770-UME V1R3 CAS for IBM i Note: The 5722-DR1 product could be used in place of 5722-DA1 to provide the legacy agent function since the DR1 product ships the server and the agent.20 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsOn i, functions by agent type Disc Inven Systems Update CIM Asset Message Use Process Director overy tory Director Manager Moni ID queue gene & job agent Navigator tors monitoring vent monitors monitorsAgentless X XPlatform X X X X X X X (6.3)agentDirector X X X X X X X X X XAgent21 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems Collection Services Prerequisites for Monitoring i  Collection Services must be started  Consider the collection interval for frequency of updates through System Director – Default is every 15 minutes  Data must be in Collection Services DB2 files to be displayed on IBM i Monitors in Systems Director – CFGPFRCOL – CRTDBF parameter must be *YES  “No Data Available” – Symptom of possible Collection Services problem when viewing IBM i Monitors22 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsGetting Started … Discover your IBM i23 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsRequest Access24 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems IBM i Properties IBM Director Agent v6.3 → CAS agent IBM Director Agent v6.3 → CAS agent25 IBM Director Core Services v1.3.1 → Platform agent Corporation IBM Director Core Services v1.3.1 → Platform © 2011 IBM (CIM) agent (CIM)
  • IBM Power Systems IBM i Inventory  Enhanced Inventory – Cache Battery Status – Network Information – Physical volume – View Report26 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsInventorySystems Director Collects on schedule Collects via task Hardware information Software information Fix information Static data on management server Customized columns Saved reports Simple export/print27 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsSoftware Inventory – Installed Fixes28 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems IBM i Inventory Examples29 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsResource Explorer to Locate Discovered Systems30 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsIntegration of Director and Director Navigator31 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems IBM Director Agent v6.3.0 → CAS agent IBM Director Agent v6.3.0 → CAS agent IBM Director Core Services v1.3.0 → Platform agent IBM Director Core Services v1.3.0 → Platform agentGeneral Status32 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsEvent Log33 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsGroup ManagementSystems Director Where – Resource Explorer – Search Types – Static – Dynamic Default – All Systems – Dynamic by • OS • Status • Type • Relationships34 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsCreate a Group35 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsMonitor your Group36 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems Monitoring IBM i  Predefined metrics to monitor for IBM i – Requires platform agent37 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems Common CIM Monitors38 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems IBM i Monitors  34 Metrics for common monitoring scenarios39 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems40 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsMonitor Thresholds41 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsAutomation Plans - Actions42 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems Updating IBM i  Updating IBM i – IBM Systems Director only supports acquisition of cumulative PTF packages and PTF groups through the GUI – Support of additional PTF groups with Systems Director 6.3 – Can install single fixes through the Director interface – Acquisition of single fixes that are not part of a PTF group can only be done via the Systems Director command line interface to check for and download the update smcli checkupd -v -d -u “IBM i/SI39111”43 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems IBM i PTF Groups44 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems PTF Properties and Cover Letter45 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems PTF InstallationIBM i will never beautomatically restartedafter PTF installation IBM i PTF installation with no restart required PTF installation steps 46 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems Director Agent Monitors (requires CAS agent)47 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems48 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems49 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems Monitoring Cache Battery Status  Now that the cache battery information is in the inventory, it is possible to monitor the cache battery status  If you get an event regarding cache battery status, you can create an event filter and monitor based upon that event  You can create cache battery monitors through the create monitor tasks – CIM Agent → root/cimv2 → IBMi_CacheBatteryEvent50 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems Monitor IBM Message Queues with CIM agent  Monitoring of message queues no longer requires the CAS agent – Simpler setup – Improved performance • Message filtering done on IBM i, not on the Director Server51 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems Manage Processes … aka, Work with Active Jobs (Requires CAS Agent)52 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems Monitoring IBM i Processes  Create a process monitor from the Manage Processes task  Once a process monitor is created additional metrics can be monitored for that process using the Create monitor task  Requires CAS agent53 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsWhat’s new in Director VMControl 2.4  IBM i image provisioning! – Automated provisioning of standardized virtual images – Dramatically improved deployments • Minutes to deploy an IBM i partition – Reduced deployment errors  VMControl Standard Edition capabilities for IBM i – Improved manageability of multiple virtual resources Capture and through one management entity – Resilient monitoring and actions for improved Deploy IBM i dependability partitions! – Support for creating, editing, and deleting virtual servers – Support capturing virtual servers or workloads, importing and deploying virtual appliances – Support for creating, editing, starting, stopping, and deleting workloads Combines management functions into a single virtualization management tool across platforms54 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsIBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager Exploit EnergyScale™ capabilities in certain POWER 6 and all POWER7 servers – Power Trending – Thermal Trending – Effective CPU Trending – Power Savings – Power Capping Monitor other resources using an intelligent Power Distribution Unit (PDU+) – Pre-POWER6 systems – Power 560 and Power 570 systems – I/O drawers and storage devices – Display trending information per load group55 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power SystemsUseful Energy Information Sources EnergyScale White Papers – IBM EnergyScale for POWER6 Processor-Based Systems • http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/whitepapers/energyscale.html – IBM EnergyScale for POWER7 Processor-Based Systems • http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/whitepapers/energyscale7.html – EnergyScale Features – User Interfaces – Performance analysis56 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems IBM Systems Director Web References Main Systems Director Web Page http://www.ibm.com/systems/management/director/ Information Center http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems/topic/director_6.1/fqm0_main.html eLearning: Getting started with IBM Systems Director – http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/director/v6r1x/index.jsp?topic=/director_6.1/fqm0_c_elearning_getting_started.h Implementing IBM Systems Director 6.1 Redbook – http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247694.html?Open IBM Systems Director Forum http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=759 Systems Director Redwiki http://www-01.ibm.com/redbooks/community/display/director/IBM+Systems+Director+6.1 Follow IBM Systems Director on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/IBM-Systems-Director Primary Systems Director Wiki http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/display/WikiPtype/IBM+Systems+Director IBM Systems Management Web Site http://www.ibm.com/systems/management/ IBM i Systems Management Web Site http://www.ibm.com/systems/i/advantages/management/ 57 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  • IBM Power Systems References on IBM i Systems Management Tools IBM Systems Director Navigator for i – http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/RedbookAbstracts/sg247789.html?Open End to End Performance Management on IBM I – http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/RedbookAbstracts/sg247808.html?Open IBM eServer iSeries Performance Management Tools – http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/RedbookAbstracts/redp4026.html?Open A Systems Management Guide to Performance Management for System i and System p servers – http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247122.html?Open Best Practices for Managing IBM i Jobs and Output (and a few other special tips) – http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/RedbookAbstracts/redp4454.html?Open i5/OS Diagnostic Tools for System Administrators: An A to Z Reference for Problem Determination – http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/RedbookAbstracts/sg248253.html?Open IBM eServer iSeries Systems Management Handbook – http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/RedbookAbstracts/redp4070.html?Open i Can .... Direct the use of Navigator? Or is that Navigate the use of Director? – http://ibmsystemsmag.blogs.com/i_can/2010/03/i-can-direct-the-use-of-navigator-or-is-that-navigate-the-use-of-director.html i Can … Manage i with IBM Systems Director – http://ibmsystemsmag.blogs.com/i_can/2010/03/i-can-manage-i-with-ibm-systems-director.html i Can … Display Active Jobs with IBM Systems Director – http://ibmsystemsmag.blogs.com/i_can/2011/02/active-jobs-with-ibm-systems-director.html 58 © 2012 IBM Corporation