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ISD 6.3 and IBM i june 2012

  1. 1. IBM Power SystemsIBM Systems Director for the IBM i EnvironmentDawn May - dmmay@us.ibm.com © 2012 IBM Corporation
  2. 2. IBM Power SystemsRequirementsIf you have items yourbusiness requires,Submit arequirement!Help IBM understandhow we can help you. © 2012 IBM Corporation
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. IBM Power SystemsIBM Power Systems Software6 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. IBM Power Systems10 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. IBM Power SystemsPower Systems Management View12 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  13. 13. IBM Power SystemsHealth Summary13 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. IBM Power SystemsGetting Started … Discover your IBM i23 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  24. 24. IBM Power SystemsRequest Access24 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  25. 25. 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)
  26. 26. IBM Power Systems IBM i Inventory  Enhanced Inventory – Cache Battery Status – Network Information – Physical volume – View Report26 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. IBM Power SystemsSoftware Inventory – Installed Fixes28 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  29. 29. IBM Power Systems IBM i Inventory Examples29 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  30. 30. IBM Power SystemsResource Explorer to Locate Discovered Systems30 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  31. 31. IBM Power SystemsIntegration of Director and Director Navigator31 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. IBM Power SystemsEvent Log33 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  34. 34. IBM Power SystemsGroup ManagementSystems Director Where – Resource Explorer – Search Types – Static – Dynamic Default – All Systems – Dynamic by • OS • Status • Type • Relationships34 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  35. 35. IBM Power SystemsCreate a Group35 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  36. 36. IBM Power SystemsMonitor your Group36 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  37. 37. IBM Power Systems Monitoring IBM i  Predefined metrics to monitor for IBM i – Requires platform agent37 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  38. 38. IBM Power Systems Common CIM Monitors38 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  39. 39. IBM Power Systems IBM i Monitors  34 Metrics for common monitoring scenarios39 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  40. 40. IBM Power Systems40 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  41. 41. IBM Power SystemsMonitor Thresholds41 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  42. 42. IBM Power SystemsAutomation Plans - Actions42 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  43. 43. 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
  44. 44. IBM Power Systems IBM i PTF Groups44 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  45. 45. IBM Power Systems PTF Properties and Cover Letter45 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  46. 46. 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
  47. 47. IBM Power Systems Director Agent Monitors (requires CAS agent)47 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  48. 48. IBM Power Systems48 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  49. 49. IBM Power Systems49 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  50. 50. 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
  51. 51. 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
  52. 52. IBM Power Systems Manage Processes … aka, Work with Active Jobs (Requires CAS Agent)52 © 2011 IBM Corporation
  53. 53. 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
  54. 54. 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
  55. 55. 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
  56. 56. 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
  57. 57. 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
  58. 58. 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

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