Front coverCertification Guide Series:IBM Tivoli Business ServiceManager V4.1.1 ImplementationDetailed architecture and co...
International Technical Support OrganizationCertification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli BusinessService Manager V4.1.1 Implemen...
Note: Before using this information and the product it supports, read the information in “Notices” on page vii.First Editi...
Contents                 Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
2.2.2 Java requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38                   ...
6.4 XMLconfig and CSS modification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1516.5 Configuration export...
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NoticesThis information was developed for products and services offered in the U.S.A.IBM may not offer the products, servi...
TrademarksIBM, the IBM logo, and ibm.com are trademarks or registered trademarks of International BusinessMachines Corpora...
Preface                 This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a study guide for the IBM Tivoli® Business                 Serv...
Figure 1 Mario, Thomas, Andre, and Phillip                 Budi Darmawan is a Project Leader at the International Technica...
Management. His areas of expertise include UNIX/Linux® support, Cisco        networking, networking security, and infrastr...
Comments welcome                Your comments are important to us!                We want our books to be as helpful as po...
1    Chapter 1.   Certification overview                 This chapter provides an overview of the skills requirements need...
1.1 IBM Professional Certification Program               Having the right skills for the job is critical in the growing gl...
You can be a network administrator, systems integrator, network integrator,            solution architect, solution develo...
Specific benefits can vary by country (region) and role. In general, after you               become certified, you should ...
For the IBM Business Partner:   – Confidence in the skills of your employees   – Enhanced partnership benefits from the IB...
6. Repeat steps three through five until all required tests are successfully                  completed for the desired ce...
Rewards the value you bring throughout the sales cycle through the lucrative   IBM Software Value Incentive (SVI).   Provi...
Approved participation in Software Value Incentive (SVI) or Value Advantage                   Plus (VAP)                  ...
This test has the following aspects:                Number of questions: 51                Time allowed in minutes: 90    ...
1.2.2 Installation               Given the installation media and prerequisites for IBM Tivoli Business Services          ...
Given a Data Source type and the correct Data Source connectivity information,and assuming that they exist and work, creat...
15.Save the service instance.               Given the SSL certificate was created or purchased, IBM Tivoli Business       ...
9. Save your changes.          10.Edit the template.          Given an existing service template, data sources, and produc...
9. Select the layout (menu pane, one column, tab pane, three columns, two                  columns, or state-maintained ta...
Given that IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager is install, an admin user isdefined, and there are existing custom pages, ...
3. Edit the background-image for the file                  $NCHOME/guifoundation/webapps/desktop/css/viewpoint.css to poin...
b. Start IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus by running the following commands:   •   UNIX: $OMNIHOME/bin/nco_objserv   •   Windows...
Given that you have configured a service model, use the rad_sendevent utility to               send test events to the IBM...
where:   servername              The name of the ObjectServer you want to create for                           Netcool/RAD...
1.2.6 Troubleshooting               Given that there is an IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager V4.1.1 installation       ...
3. Re-install IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager V4.1.1.         Given that you have upgraded from IBM Tivoli Business S...
1.3.1 IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1               IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 is an IBM Certif...
1.3.2 Tivoli Fault Management Solutions 2008           Tivoli Fault Management Solutions 2008 is an IBM Certified Advanced...
1.3.3 IBM Service Management Service Availability and PerformanceManagement 2009               IBM Service Management Serv...
1.3.4 IBM Service Management Data Center Management andTransformation 2009          IBM Service Management Data Center Man...
1.4 Recommended study resources               Courses and publications are offered to help you prepare for the certificati...
Abstract: IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager helps you visualize the health ofcritical business services and associated ...
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2    Chapter 2.   Planning                 This chapter discusses planning information for IBM Tivoli Business Service    ...
2.1 IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager architecture                            The overall architecture of IBM Tivoli Bus...
2.1.1 IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIBus ObjectServer          The IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus ObjectServer is a high speed event p...
The IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus configuration interface is started with the               command $NCHOME/omnibus/bin/nco_c...
Figure 2-3 Log in to event browserThe event browser is shown in Figure 2-4.Figure 2-4 Event browser                       ...
When you click View, for example, in the All Events area, the detailed event list is               displayed, as shown in ...
Both IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus and IBM Tivoli Netcool GUI Foundation use           the security server to authenticate us...
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  1. 1. Front coverCertification Guide Series:IBM Tivoli Business ServiceManager V4.1.1 ImplementationDetailed architecture and componentdescriptionInstallation and configurationprocessingManaging businessservices in real time Budi Darmawan Thomas Boiocchi Andre Ricardo Cavalcanti de Araujo Mario Schuerewegen Phillip Stantonibm.com/redbooks
  2. 2. International Technical Support OrganizationCertification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli BusinessService Manager V4.1.1 ImplementationSeptember 2009 SG24-7756-00
  3. 3. Note: Before using this information and the product it supports, read the information in “Notices” on page vii.First Edition (September 2009)This edition applies to Version 4, Release 1, Modification 1 of IBM Tivoli Business ServicesManager (product number 5724-C51).© Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 2009. All rights reserved.Note to U.S. Government Users Restricted Rights -- Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADPSchedule Contract with IBM Corp.
  4. 4. Contents Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix The team that wrote this book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix Become a published author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi Comments welcome. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii Chapter 1. Certification overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.1 IBM Professional Certification Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.1.1 Benefits of certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.1.2 IBM Tivoli Software Professional Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1.1.3 Growth through skills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1.2 IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager V4.1.1 test objectives . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.2.1 Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1.2.2 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 1.2.3 Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 1.2.4 Customization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 1.2.5 Operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 1.2.6 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 1.3 Certification achieved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 1.3.1 IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1.3.2 Tivoli Fault Management Solutions 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 1.3.3 IBM Service Management Service Availability and Performance Management 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 1.3.4 IBM Service Management Data Center Management and Transformation 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 1.4 Recommended study resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 1.4.1 Courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Chapter 2. Planning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 2.1 IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 2.1.1 IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIBus ObjectServer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 2.1.2 Netcool License Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 2.1.3 Netcool Security Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 2.1.4 IBM Tivoli Netcool GUI Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 2.1.5 IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 2.2 Planning prerequisites. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 2.2.1 Operating system requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36© Copyright IBM Corp. 2009. All rights reserved. iii
  5. 5. 2.2.2 Java requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 2.2.3 Web browser support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 2.2.4 Hardware requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 2.3 Service dependencies diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 2.4 Deployment plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Chapter 3. Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 3.1 Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 3.1.1 Windows preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 3.1.2 UNIX/Linux preparation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 3.2 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 3.2.1 Running the installation wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 3.2.2 Silent installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 3.2.3 Uninstallation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 3.3 Post installation customization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 3.4 Verification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Chapter 4. Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 4.1 Properties settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 4.2 Maintenance schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 4.2.1 Create and edit maintenance schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 4.2.2 Deleting a maintenance schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 4.2.3 Refresh interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 4.3 SSL configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 4.4 Security settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 4.5 Data sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 4.6 Data fetcher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 4.7 Service templates and service instance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 4.7.1 Service template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 4.7.2 Service instances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 4.8 Auto population rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 4.9 ESDA rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Chapter 5. Customization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 5.1 Custom page and layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 5.2 Custom canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 5.3 Setting the default viewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 5.4 Tree template editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 5.5 Customer customization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Chapter 6. Operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 6.1 Startup and shutdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 6.2 Test event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 6.3 IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150iv Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation
  6. 6. 6.4 XMLconfig and CSS modification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1516.5 Configuration export and import . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1516.6 Backup and restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 6.6.1 Backing up on UNIX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 6.6.2 Restoring on UNIX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 6.6.3 Backing up on Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 6.6.4 Restoring on Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155Chapter 7. Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1577.1 Installation problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 7.1.1 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 7.1.2 UNIX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1587.2 Operational problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1597.3 Upgrade problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160Appendix A. Sample test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163Sample questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164Sample question answer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167Related publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169IBM Redbooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169Other publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169Online resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170How to get Redbooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170Help from IBM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Contents v
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  10. 10. Preface This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a study guide for the IBM Tivoli® Business Service Manager V4.1.1 certification test. It is aimed at IT professionals who want to be an IBM Certified Professional for this product. The IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 implementation test is offered through the IBM Professional Certification program. It is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who work in the implementation and deployment of IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1. This book provides the necessary information for understanding the subject matter. It includes sample questions that will help evaluate personal progress. It familiarizes the readers with the types of questions that may be encountered in the exam. This guide does not replace practical experience and is not designed to be a stand-alone guide for the subject. Instead, this guide should be combined with educational activities and experiences and used as a very useful preparation guide for exam. For your convenience, the chapters are based on the certification objectives of the IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 implementation certification test. Those requirements are planning, prerequisites, installation, configuration, administration, problem determination. Studying each chapter helps you prepare for the objectives of the exam.The team that wrote this book This book was produced by a team of specialists from around the world working at the International Technical Support Organization, Raleigh Center.© Copyright IBM Corp. 2009. All rights reserved. ix
  11. 11. Figure 1 Mario, Thomas, Andre, and Phillip Budi Darmawan is a Project Leader at the International Technical Support Organization, Austin Center. He writes extensively and teaches IBM classes worldwide on all areas of Tivoli and systems management. Before joining the ITSO 10 years ago, Budi worked in Integrated Solution Services, IBM Indonesia as lead implementer and solution architect. Thomas Boiocchi an IT Specialist based in Italy, working for Tivoli Services since 2007. He joined IBM after working for several years as a Netcool® Specialist for Eirteic Consulting travelling around the world. He has 10 years of IT experience and previously worked as a system and network administrator in Telkom and banks in Italy. His area of expertise include IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus, IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager, Network Manager, and IBM Tivoli Netcool/Impact. Andre Ricardo Cavalcanti de Araujo is a System Management Information Technology Specialist working with Tivoli Management Product in Brazil. He has 12 years of experience in servers and systems support. He hold a degree in Telecommunication Engineering and has MBA in Network Computerx Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation
  12. 12. Management. His areas of expertise include UNIX/Linux® support, Cisco networking, networking security, and infrastructure and networking management. Mario Schuerewegen is a Technical Presales specialist based in Belgium that specializes in Netcool products. He has 10 years of experience in the network and event management field. His areas of expertise include Cisco networking, SNMP, and network management. Philip Stanton is an L2 software support specialist based in the United States. He has 12 years of Information Technology experience and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Information Systems. Most of his experience is in supporting and administrating mixed UNIX® and Microsoft® Windows® platforms for various Business to Business services and e-commerce Web sites. He joined IBM 2 years ago in L2 support for the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus, IBM Tivoli Netcool/Webtop, System Service monitors, and Internet Service Monitors software solutions. He currently holds the following certifications: Netcool Core V2, Netcool Core V3, Tivoli Level 2 Support Tools and Processes, and MCSE NT4/2000. Thanks to the following people for their contributions to this project: Tamikia Barrow, Margaret Ticknor, Wade Wallace International Technical Support Organization, Raleigh Center Jill Kanatzar IBM Software Group, Worldwide Sales Channel Growth ExecutiveBecome a published author Join us for a two- to six-week residency program! Help write a book dealing with specific products or solutions, while getting hands-on experience with leading-edge technologies. You will have the opportunity to team with IBM technical professionals, Business Partners, and Clients. Your efforts will help increase product acceptance and customer satisfaction. As a bonus, you will develop a network of contacts in IBM development labs, and increase your productivity and marketability. Find out more about the residency program, browse the residency index, and apply online at: ibm.com/redbooks/residencies.html Preface xi
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  14. 14. 1 Chapter 1. Certification overview This chapter provides an overview of the skills requirements needed to obtain an IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 certification. This chapter provides a comprehensive review of topics that are essential for obtaining the certification in the following sections: 1.1, “IBM Professional Certification Program” on page 2 1.2, “IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager V4.1.1 test objectives” on page 8 1.3, “Certification achieved” on page 21 1.4, “Recommended study resources” on page 26© Copyright IBM Corp. 2009. All rights reserved. 1
  15. 15. 1.1 IBM Professional Certification Program Having the right skills for the job is critical in the growing global marketplace. IBM Professional Certification is designed to validate your skills and proficiency with the latest IBM solution and product technology. It can help provide that competitive edge. The Professional Certification Program from IBM offers a business solution for skilled technical professionals seeking to demonstrate their expertise to the world. The program is designed to validate your skills and demonstrate your proficiency in the latest IBM technology and solutions. In addition, professional certification may help you excel at your job by giving you and your employer the confidence that your skills have been tested. You may be able to deliver higher levels of service and technical expertise than non-certified employees and move to a faster career track. The certification requirements are difficult, but they are not overwhelming. IBM Professional Certification is a rigorous process that differentiates you from everyone else. The mission of IBM Professional Certification is to: Provide a reliable, valid, and fair method of assessing skills and knowledge. Provide IBM with a method of building and validating the skills of individuals and organizations. Develop a loyal community of highly skilled certified professionals who recommend, sell, service, support, and use IBM products and solutions. The Professional Certification Program from IBM has developed certification role names to guide you in your professional development. The certification role names include IBM Certified Specialist, IBM Certified Solutions/Systems Expert, and IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert. These role names are for technical professionals who sell, service, and support IBM solutions. For technical professionals in application development, the certification roles include IBM Certified Developer Associate and IBM Certified Developer. An IBM Certified Instructor certifies the professional instructor. The Professional Certification Program from IBM provides you with a structured program leading to an internationally recognized qualification. The program is designed for flexibility by allowing you to select your role, prepare for and take tests at your own pace, and, in some cases, select from a choice of elective tests best suited to your abilities and needs. Some roles also offer a shortcut by giving credit for a certification obtained in other industry certification programs.2 Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation
  16. 16. You can be a network administrator, systems integrator, network integrator, solution architect, solution developer, value-added reseller, technical coordinator, sales representative, or educational trainer. Regardless of your role, you can start charting your course through the Professional Certification Program from IBM today. The IBM Professional Certification Program Web site is available at the following address: http://www.ibm.com/certify/index.shtml1.1.1 Benefits of certification Certification is a tool to help objectively measure the performance of a professional on a given job at a defined skill level. Therefore, it is beneficial for individuals who want to validate their own skills and performance levels, their employees, or both. For optimum benefit, the certification tests must reflect the critical tasks required for a job, the skill levels of each task, and the frequency by which a task needs to be performed. IBM prides itself in designing comprehensive, documented processes that ensure that IBM certification tests remain relevant to the work environment of potential certification candidates. In addition to assessing job skills and performance levels, professional certification can also provide such benefits as: For employees: – Promotes recognition as an IBM certified professional – Helps to create advantages in interviews – Assists in salary increases, corporate advancement, or both – Increases self-esteem – Provides continuing professional benefits For employers: – Measures the effectiveness of training – Reduces course redundancy and unnecessary expenses – Provides objective benchmarks for validating skills – Makes long-range planning easier – Helps to manage professional development – Aids as a hiring tool – Contributes to competitive advantage – Increases productivity – Increases morale and loyalty Chapter 1. Certification overview 3
  17. 17. Specific benefits can vary by country (region) and role. In general, after you become certified, you should receive the following benefits: Industry recognition Certification may accelerate your career potential by validating your professional competency and increasing your ability to provide solid, capable technical support. Program credentials As a certified professional, you receive through e-mail your certificate of completion and the certification mark associated with your role for use in advertisements and business literature. You can also request a hardcopy certificate, which includes a wallet-size certificate. The Professional Certification Program from IBM acknowledges the individual as a technical professional. The certification mark is for the exclusive use of the certified individual. Ongoing technical vitality IBM Certified professionals are included in mailings from the Professional Certification Program from IBM.1.1.2 IBM Tivoli Software Professional Certification The IBM Tivoli Professional Certification program offers certification testing that sets the standard for qualified product consultants, administrators, architects, and Business Partners. The program also offers an internationally recognized qualification for technical professionals seeking to apply their expertise in todays complex business environment. The program is designed for those who implement, buy, sell, service, and support IBM Tivoli solutions and want to deliver higher levels of service and technical expertise. Benefits of being Tivoli certified Tivoli certification provides the following benefits: For the individual: – IBM Certified certificate and use of logos on business cards – Recognition of your technical skills by your peers and management – Enhanced career opportunities – Focus for your professional development4 Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation
  18. 18. For the IBM Business Partner: – Confidence in the skills of your employees – Enhanced partnership benefits from the IBM Business Partner program – Billing your employees out at higher rates – Strengthens your proposals to customers – Demonstrates the depth of technical skills available to prospective customers For the customer: – Confidence in the service professionals handling your implementation – Ease of hiring competent employees to manage your Tivoli environment – Enhanced return on investment (ROI) through more thorough integration with Tivoli and third-party products – Ease of selecting a Tivoli Business Partner that meets your specific needsCertification checklistThe certification process is as follows:1. Select the certification that you want to pursue.2. Determine which test or tests are required by reading the certification role description.3. Prepare for the test, using the following resources: – Test objectives (1.2, “IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager V4.1.1 test objectives” on page 8) – Recommended educational resources (1.4, “Recommended study resources” on page 26) – Sample/assessment test (Appendix A, “Sample test” on page 163) – Other reference materials – Opportunities for experience4. Register to take a test by contacting one of our worldwide testing vendors: – Thomson Prometric – Pearson Virtual University Enterprises (VUE)5. Take the test. Be sure to keep the Examination Score Report provided upon test completion as your record of taking the test. Chapter 1. Certification overview 5
  19. 19. 6. Repeat steps three through five until all required tests are successfully completed for the desired certification role. If additional requirements are needed (such as another vendor certification or exam), follow the instructions on the certification description page to submit these requirements to IBM. 7. After you complete your certification requirements, you will be sent an e-mail asking you to accept the terms of the IBM Certification Agreement before receiving the certificate. 8. Upon acceptance of the terms of the IBM Certification Agreement, an e-mail will be sent containing the following electronic deliverables: – A Certification Certificate in PDF format, which can be printed in either color or black and white – A set of graphic files of the IBM Professional Certification mark associated with the certification achieved – Guidelines for the use of the IBM Professional Certification mark 9. To avoid unnecessary delay in receiving your certificate, ensure that we have your current e-mail on file by keeping your profile up to date. If you do not have an e-mail address on file, your certificate will be sent through postal mail. After you receive a certificate by e-mail, you can also contact IBM at mailto:certify@us.ibm.com to request that a hardcopy certificate be sent by postal mail.1.1.3 Growth through skills Customers want to work with experts who understand their business and can help them achieve their objectives. IBM Business Partners who have expertise across the IBM software portfolio are well positioned to deliver high client value. IBM Software is announcing the next step in our Business Partner channel strategy by focusing on Growth Through Skills. In October 2009, IBM will roll out a new controlled distribution model to maximize value to our Business Partners and customers. A subset of the IBM software portfolio will continue to be offered through the open distribution model or by using Software ValueNet®. The benefits of the growth through skills program are: Protects and maximizes your return on investment (ROI) in the technical, sales and marketing skills you have developed. Places a premium on your skills and solutions that differentiate your ability to offer your customers guidance in a tough economy.6 Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation
  20. 20. Rewards the value you bring throughout the sales cycle through the lucrative IBM Software Value Incentive (SVI). Provides financial rewards for integrating IBM software with your business solutions through the Value Advantage Plus (VAP) incentive. Accelerates your growth with experienced software Value Added Distributors (VADs). Improves access to IBM resources, including industry-leading sales, technical, and marketing.Authorization to resell IBM software products within controlled distribution isachieved at the product group level. There are 14 products groups across the fivebrands. WebSphere® – SOA Foundation – Connectivity – Business Process Management – Commerce – SOA Appliances – Enterprise Solutions (IBM System z®) Tivoli – Storage Management – Security & Compliance Management – Automation – Enterprise Asset Management Information Management – Heritage CM – Data Management Lotus® Portal Rational®The criteria for authorization to resell IBM Software products within controlleddistribution include: Membership in the IBM PartnerWorld® program Chapter 1. Certification overview 7
  21. 21. Approved participation in Software Value Incentive (SVI) or Value Advantage Plus (VAP) – For SVI, technical and sales skills in the product group(s) you want to sell – For VAP, an approved solution containing the product group(s) you want to sell An approved PartnerPlan Minimum revenue participation levels within SVI and VAP after the first year IBM provides comprehensive enablement options to support the education, training, and certifications necessary to qualify for authorization to resell: Leverage the readiness assessment tools and work with your Distributor or IBM Business Partner Sales Representative to explore enablement opportunities and support. Visit the Subject Matter Expert (SME) Zone on the Virtual Innovation Center as a single point of entry to review software education and customized roadmaps. Learn about the You Pass, We Pay education reimbursement. Participate in readiness events throughout the year and revisit the Web for updates and the latest support materials.1.2 IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager V4.1.1 testobjectives The test has the following objectives: 1.2.1, “Planning” on page 9 1.2.2, “Installation” on page 10 1.2.3, “Configuration” on page 10 1.2.4, “Customization” on page 13 1.2.5, “Operations” on page 16 1.2.6, “Troubleshooting” on page 20 For the most updated objectives of the IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager V4.1.1 Implementation test (test #436), refer to the following address: http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/tests/obj436.shtml8 Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation
  22. 22. This test has the following aspects: Number of questions: 51 Time allowed in minutes: 90 Required passing score: 65% Test languages: English1.2.1 Planning Given vendor documentation, customer documentation, and requirements, validate the customer environment so that customer requirements are fulfilled and IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager is ready to install, with emphasis on the following steps: 1. Verify operating systems. 2. Verify OS patches. 3. Verify DNS. 4. Identify a non-root login. 5. Determine disk space. 6. Determine memory. 7. Determine failover configuration. 8. Determine authentication types. Given business service information, determine which services to monitor, the service dependencies, the service-affecting events and data, and create a diagram so that all service dependencies are shown, with emphasis on performing the following tasks: 1. Determine the highest-level services to monitor. 2. Determine what applications, devices, and so on that support the high-level services 3. Determine how the lower-level services affect the higher-level services. 4. Determine what events or data affects each service type. Given IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager prerequisites, server information, and expected product load information, verify the prerequisites are met, create a deployment plan so that business objectives are met, with emphasis on performing the following tasks: 1. Ensure the prerequisites for the IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager product are met. 2. Determine the IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager installation plan (simple or advanced; one host, two hosts, or four hosts). Chapter 1. Certification overview 9
  23. 23. 1.2.2 Installation Given the installation media and prerequisites for IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager, install IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager using the installation program so that all IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager components are installed, with emphasis on the following steps: 1. Create an IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager user. (In UNIX, create a local, non-root user ID with shell capabilities; in Windows, create a user that is a member of the local administrator group, not a user that is a member of the domain administrator group.) 2. Obtain the installation media. 3. Ensure that the prerequisites for IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager product are met. 4. Run the installation program. (Run launchpad.sh in UNIX and launchpad.exe in Windows.) Given a running ObjectServer and IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager server, discover the ObjectServer schema so that IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager events appear in the ObjectServer, with emphasis on the following steps: 1. Run $NCHOME/bin/rad_discover_schema ObjectServer. 2. Run $NCHOME/bin/rad_discover_schema OutputObjectServer. 3. Verify that IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager events are appearing in the ObjectServer.1.2.3 Configuration Given the customer requirements, service model requirements, product manuals, and maintenance schedules, edit the log levels and maintenance schedules, verify the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus connection, and configure properties so that a IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager server settings are configured, with emphasis on the following steps: 1. Edit the log detail levels (RAD_server.props, RAD_policylogger.props, and log4j.properties). 2. Edit the maintenance schedules using the GUI. 3. Edit the scheduleTime.xml file to delete a maintenance schedule. 4. Configure the properties (Servicetree refresh interval, service model time out, discriminator field, and default service viewer type) in RAD_sla.props and RAD_av.props.10 Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation
  24. 24. Given a Data Source type and the correct Data Source connectivity information,and assuming that they exist and work, create a Data Source mapping withinIBM Tivoli Business Services Manager so that external information can affect thestatus of services in a service model, with emphasis on the following steps:1. Log in to IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager.2. Switch to the Service Administration window.3. Click the Data tab.4. Click the New button.5. Enter the Data Source Settings and connectivity information.6. Click Test Data Source.7. Save your settings.Given the query data, a timing interval, and an existing data source name, createa Data Fetcher so that results are returned to IBM Tivoli Business ServicesManager, with emphasis on the following steps:1. Log in to IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager.2. Switch to the Service Administration window.3. Click the Data Fetcher tab.4. Click the New button.5. Enter a unique name for the data fetcher.6. Select the Data Source.7. Enter the SQL Query8. Enter the expression for the SQL query9. Set up the interval.10.Click the View button.Given access to IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager, and service templateand service instance information, configure a service template and serviceinstance so that a service model is displayed, with emphasis on the followingsteps:1. Log in to IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager.2. Switch to the Service Administration window.3. Select the Templates tab.4. Click the New button.5. Enter the template settings.6. Create the template rules.7. Save the service template.8. Switch to the Service Administration window.9. Select the Services tab.10.Click the New button.11.Enter the service instance settings.12.Select the service template.13.Click the Identification field tab.14.Enter the field’s value. Chapter 1. Certification overview 11
  25. 25. 15.Save the service instance. Given the SSL certificate was created or purchased, IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager was installed, and you have the server login information, create SSL Secured Access to the IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager server so that customer data is protected, with emphasis on the following steps: Security Manager SSL Authentication: a. Log in to the Security Manager server. b. Create a Security Manager Server Certificate. c. Add the certificate properties to SM_servletservice.props. d. Encrypt the keypass password. e. Configure SM_server.props. IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager SSL Authentication: a. Log in to the IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager server. b. Create the Security Manager Server Certificate (if different from NCSM). c. Add the certificate properties to server.props. d. Configure server.xml. Given access to IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager and an existing and configured Data Source, Data Fetcher, and service template, create AutoPopulation rules in a template so that a Service is created automatically, with emphasis on the following steps: 1. Log in to IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager. 2. Switch to the Service Administration window. 3. Click the Templates tab. 4. Edit the template. 5. Click the Create Auto-Population Rules button. 6. Enter a unique rule name. 7. Select the incoming status rule. 8. Enter the Auto-Population information. 9. Repeat step 8 for any parent configuration. 10.Save the service template. Given an existing template and access to IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager, create rules so that an enriched event can be displayed on the service model, with emphasis on the following steps: 1. Edit the template. 2. Create a dependency rule by clicking the Rule tab. 3. Select the outage information. 4. Save your changes. 5. Edit the template. 6. Create an incoming status rule by clicking the Rule tab. 7. Determine whether to create a good/marginal/bad rule or numerical rule. 8. Enter the rule settings.12 Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation
  26. 26. 9. Save your changes. 10.Edit the template. Given an existing service template, data sources, and product documentation, create a service using External Service Dependency Adapter (ESDA) so that the ESDA rule is configured, with emphasis on the following steps: 1. Edit the template. 2. Create an ESDA rule by clicking the Rule tab. 3. Determine whether the ESDA is a child or parent rule. 4. Select Data Source. 5. Enter an SQL query. 6. Enter the Expressions field information, 7. Verify the selected template. 8. Click Enabled. Given an existing service instance and existing user or group, add security permissions to service instance so that access to view or edit the server instance is restricted., with emphasis on the following steps: 1. Edit the service instance. 2. Click the Security tab. 3. Select the users or groups. 4. Select the privileges. 5. Save the service instance.1.2.4 Customization Given the customer page template was verified, there is product documentation, IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager is installed, and the admin user has been defined, create a custom page using customer specified layouts and viewpoints so that a custom page is properly displayed, with emphasis on the following steps: 1. Log in to the IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager GUI as the admin user. 2. Switch to the Administration window. 3. Switch to the Layout tab. 4. Click the Add button. 5. Type in the page name and page title. 6. Select the correct category name and value. 7. Click Add. 8. Edit the page from the designated view. Chapter 1. Certification overview 13
  27. 27. 9. Select the layout (menu pane, one column, tab pane, three columns, two columns, or state-maintained tab pane) 10.Select the Security ID (user only, default, admin view only, admins only, and user view only). 11.Add the designated viewpoint (active event list, chartview, iframe example, lightweight event list, mapview, service details, service tree, service viewer, table view, urgent service, version information, or end of viewpoints), pane, or view. 12.Organize the viewpoints as specified by the template. 13.Select the decoration specified by the template. 14.Save the page. Given that IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager is installed, an admin user is defined, and there is a service model, product documentation, and canvas template, create a custom canvas in the appropriate way, add and organize indicator icons and decorations, select the background color, and save the canvas so that the custom canvas can be displayed, with emphasis on the following steps: 1. Log in to IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager as an admin user. 2. Switch to the Service Administration window. 3. If the canvas should be tied to an instance, display the instance in the service viewer. 4. Click the Create Canvas button in the service viewer. 5. If the canvas should not be tied to an instance, click the Custom canvases selector. 6. Click the Create custom canvas button. 7. Add the indicator icons as specified by the predefined canvas template. 8. When adding indicator icons, specify the correct rules for each value. 9. Organize icons on the canvas. 10.Add and organize decorations. 11.Select the background color. 12.Save the canvas.14 Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation
  28. 28. Given that IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager is install, an admin user isdefined, and there are existing custom pages, templates, metric rules, datasources, data fetchers, and product documentation, create a new tree templatethat defines the templates to be used and data to be displayed so that a customscorecard is created to display external data, with emphasis on the followingsteps: Log in to the IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager GUI as the admin user. Switch to the Service Administration window. From the services selector, click the Tree Template Editor button. Create a new tree template. Select the new tree template. Change the sizing for columns to be displayed. Create the columns to be displayed on the custom scorecard. Select the templates to be used. For each template, select the user defined metric/incoming status rule or system defined rule. Relate each rule that is selected to a column on the tree. Edit the policy to customize what is displayed in the column, such as the value being received or the custom icon. Save the tree template. Switch to the custom page where the custom service tree should be located. Edit the service tree viewpoint. Select the new tree template and the starting service instance.Given the clients custom images, customize the IBM Tivoli Business ServicesManager page header and viewpoint header, as well as the custom service treeicons, so that IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager displays the customersheader images and custom service tree icons, with emphasis on the followingsteps:1. Place all the custom background header images in the appropriate directory.2. Edit the background-image for the file $NCHOME/guifoundation/webapps/desktop/css/ngf/ngf.css so that it points IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager to display new header images in the following sections: – Table.netcool-topheader – Td.netcool-topheader-left – Td.netcool-topheader-right Chapter 1. Certification overview 15
  29. 29. 3. Edit the background-image for the file $NCHOME/guifoundation/webapps/desktop/css/viewpoint.css to point IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager to display new viewpoint header images in the following sections: – table.vp_header td.vp_header_left – table.vp_header vp_header_title – table.vp_header td.vp_header_right Given the custom icons and defined service model, customize IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager so that the client service tree displays custom icons, with emphasis on the following steps: 1. Place all custom icon images in the directory $NCHOME/guifoundaiton/webapps/sla/images. 2. Edit the following policy to change the icon based on the current column by using the tree template: a. Place the editor in the IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager GUI. b. Change the VALUE variable for each icon that should display if the column name is customized. c. Have the icon based on the icon that would normally be displayed. 3. Save the policy.1.2.5 Operations Given the dependencies between all four IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager components, perform the correct starting order (License Server, IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus, Security Manager, and then IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager) and stopping order (IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager, Security Manager, IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus, nd then License Server) of all four components so that all four components will function properly and will allow for a login to the IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager console, with emphasis on the following steps: The order of starting IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager components are: a. Start IBM Tivoli Netcool Common License Server by running the following commands: • UNIX: $NCHOME/license/bin/nc_start_license • Windows: net start “NCO Flex License Manager” or start from the services window.16 Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation
  30. 30. b. Start IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus by running the following commands: • UNIX: $OMNIHOME/bin/nco_objserv • Windows: net start “Netcool OMNIbus ObjectServer”c. Start IBM Tivoli Netcool Security Manager by running the following commands: • UNIX: $NCHOME/security/bin/ncsm_server • Windows: net start “Netcool Security Manager Server”d. Start IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager by running the following commands: • UNIX: $NCHOME/bin/rad_server • Windows: net start “Netcool Postgres Database” and net start “Netcool GUI Foundation Server”The order of stopping IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager componentsare:a. Stop IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager by running the following commands: • UNIX: $NCHOME/bin/rad_shutdown • Windows: net stop “Netcool GUI Foundation Server” and net stop “Netcool Postgres Database”b. Stop IBM Tivoli Netcool Security Manager by running the following commands: • UNIX: $NCHOME/security/bin/ncsm_shutdown • Windows: net stop “Netcool Security Manager Server”c. Stop IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus by running the following commands: • UNIX: $OMNIHOME/bin/nco_sql -S NCOMS -U root -P "" alter system shutdown go Exit • Windows: net stop “Netcool OMNIbus ObjectServer”d. Stop IBM Tivoli Netcool Common License Server by running the following commands: • UNIX: $NCHOME/license/bin/nc_stop_license • Windows: net stop “NCO Flex License Manager” or stop it from services window Chapter 1. Certification overview 17
  31. 31. Given that you have configured a service model, use the rad_sendevent utility to send test events to the IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager ObjectServer so that you can confirm that the services in the model respond to service-affecting ObjectServer events properly, with emphasis on the following steps: 1. Issue the rad_sendevent command using the following syntax: rad_sendevent <ObjectServer host> <ObjectServer port> <ObjectServer userid> <ObjectServer Password or ""> where: ObjectServer host Name of host machine running the ObjectServer monitored by IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager ObjectServer port Port number for the ObjectServer monitored by IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager ObjectServer userid The user name needed to access the ObjectServer ObjectServer Password Password for the user ID. 2. Enter "" for no password. After issuing the rad_sendevent command, a READY prompt will appear; enter the field name. 3. Press the Enter key. 4. Type the field value pair on the next line. 5. Press the Enter key again. 6. When finished typing the field name and value pairs for an event, press the Enter key twice. 7. Then either send another event, or press Ctrl-c to exit rad_sendevent. Given that IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager V4.1.1 is installed and an ObjectServer is running, modify the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus schema using the TBSM_db_update.sql file so that the additional fields are now imported to the alerts.status table and an additional table called alerts.service_deps is also added to the schema of the ObjectServer, with emphasis on the following steps: 1. Verify that the tbsm_db_update.sql file is located in the appropriate directory. 2. Modify the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus ObjectServer schema by issuing the following command: cat $NCHOME/guifoundation/webapps/sla/install/tbsm_db_update.sql | $OMNIHOME/bin/nco_sql -server <servername> -user <username> -password <password>18 Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation
  32. 32. where: servername The name of the ObjectServer you want to create for Netcool/RAD username The ObjectServer user name password The ObjectServer passwordGiven that a file is manually edited in the$NCHOME/guifoundation/webapps/sla/av/xmlconfig and$NCHOME/guifoundation/webapps/sla/av/css directories, issue therad_reinitcanvas script so that you see the changes from the IBM Tivoli BusinessServices Manager GUI without having to restart the RAD server, with emphasison the following steps:1. Edit any file manually within the following directories: $NCHOME/guifoundation/webapps/sla/av/css $NCHOME/guifoundation/webapps/sla/av/xmlconfig2. Execute $NCHOME/bin/rad_reinitcanvas (for UNIX) or %NCHOME%/bin/rad_reinitcanvas.bat (for Windows)3. View the service tree to see your changesGiven that the desired services, templates, data fetchers, and data sources areconfigured on another IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager server, perform theexporting and importing of service configuration using the radshell function sothat services are configured successfully without having to manually create themagain, with emphasis on the following steps:1. On the IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager server with existing services configured, use the radshell export function as follows: a. Execute $NCHOME/bin/rad_radshell. b. When the prompt changes to radshell>, type export ();. c. Press Enter. d. When you are finished exporting, type exit ();. e. Press Enter. All of the service templates, services, data fetchers, and data sources are now written to a file named export.radsh in the $NCHOME/guifoundation/webapps/sla directory.2. Copy the export.radsh file into the $NCHOME/guifoundation/webapps/sla directory of the IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager server to which you want to import the services.3. Import the file into that IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager server and enter the command cat export.radsh | $NCHOME/bin/rad_radshell. Chapter 1. Certification overview 19
  33. 33. 1.2.6 Troubleshooting Given that there is an IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager V4.1.1 installation failure on a Windows platform with MSIEXEC error 1603 in the installation logs and a console error Insufficient space in Javaheap to satisfy allocation request, first uninstall IBM Tivoli Business Services Manage, including removing the %NCHOME% directory, and when reinstalling IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager, make sure that the pgservice user is created using the correct guidelines so that the IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager install will not fail due to the rights of the pgservice user. Emphasize the following steps: 1. Make sure that the failed installation is cleaned up. 2. Stop all the Netcool Services (you must have rebooted since the original installation). 3. Select Start → Control Panel → Add or Remove Programs, select IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager (TBSM), and select the Change/Remove button. 4. Read the information in the Welcome window and click Next. 5. in this window, all the features that have been installed are selected by default. Select the features to uninstall and click Next. Read the listing of the features that will be removed. Click Uninstall. 6. Read the post-uninstallation summary information and click Finish. 7. Reboot the computer after the uninstallation process finishes. 8. If all the components have been uninstalled, remove the %NCHOME% directory. Given that there is an IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager V4.1.1 installation failure on a UNIX platform, and subsequent installation attempts also fail and give the error Import of the schema failed, uninstall IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager using uninstaller.bin, delete the file /var/tmp/locknetcool, and log in as a non-root user and reinstall IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager so that a successful install is achieved. Emphasize the following steps: 1. Run cd $NCHOME/_uninst and run ./uninstaller.bin. 2. Delete the file /var/tmp/locknetcool. The /var/tmp/locknetcool file remains from a previous installation attempt. The license server fails to start, and as a result, the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus ObjectServer installation also fails (failure to import schema into the ObjectServer). The installation must be done by someone with a non-root user ID. The IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager 4.1.1 installation program does not support logging in as root and then switching from root to a different user ID. If you are logged in as root, log out and then log in using a non-root user ID.20 Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation
  34. 34. 3. Re-install IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager V4.1.1. Given that you have upgraded from IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager V4.1 to IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager 4.1.1 on Windows with the IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager Reports component, and out of memory errors occur after you view a few reports and the IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager server stops running, set the registry entries for the JVM™ options for the NCGFServer service executable so that the server should continue running when reviewing reports. Emphasize the following steps: Set the registry entries for JVM options for the NCGFServer service executable as follows: 1. If it is running, stop the IBM Tivoli Netcool GUI Foundation Server service. 2. To open the registry editor, select Start → Run and enter regedit in the window that opens. 3. From the Registry Editor, select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE → SOFTWARE → Apache Software Foundation → Procrun2.0 → NCGFServer → Parameters → Java™. 4. To see the JVM options, double click Options in the right-hand column. 5. In the Edit Multi-String window, add these parameters: -XX:MaxPermSize=128m -XX:+DisableExplicitGC 6. Start the IBM Tivoli Netcool GUI Foundation Server service.1.3 Certification achieved The test IBM Tivoli Netcool/Impact V4.0 Implementation (#938) is a prerequisite for achieving the following certifications: 1.3.1, “IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1” on page 22 1.3.2, “Tivoli Fault Management Solutions 2008” on page 23 1.3.3, “IBM Service Management Service Availability and Performance Management 2009” on page 24 1.3.4, “IBM Service Management Data Center Management and Transformation 2009” on page 25 Chapter 1. Certification overview 21
  35. 35. 1.3.1 IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 is an IBM Certified Deployment Professional certification. Target audience An IBM Certified Deployment Professional - IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 is a technical professional responsible for planning, installing, configuring, customizing, problem determination, and administering of an IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager. Recommended prerequisite skills The following qualifications are requirements for success: Creating IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 templates, services, and SLA rules Performing a complete backup of the full IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager Environment for either moving it to another system or restore an IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager environment in case of a crash Knowledge of IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Knowledge of Security Manager (users, roles, groups, and how to set permissions of objects) Knowledge of external authentication by way of IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus and LDAP Configuring IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager to work in an SSL environment for the SM heading Knowledge of customizing canvases and scorecards Knowledge of data fetchers and ESDAs Configuring custom pages and layouts Knowledge of custom viewpoint actions In addition, experience in the following areas is highly recommended: Basic understanding of IBM Tivoli Netcool/Impact Policy development Basic understanding of IBM Tivoli Netcool/Webtop configuration Requirements This certification requires one test: Test 436 - IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation22 Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation
  36. 36. 1.3.2 Tivoli Fault Management Solutions 2008 Tivoli Fault Management Solutions 2008 is an IBM Certified Advanced Deployment Professional certification. Target audience An IBM Certified Advanced Deployment Professional - Tivoli Fault Management Solutions 2008 is an individual who has demonstrated a higher level of implementation knowledge and skill both in breadth and in depth in the IBM Tivoli Fault Management solutions area. Requirements This certification requires four tests. Any one of the following tests: – Test 901 - IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus V7.1 Implementation – Test 933 - IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus V7.2 Implementation Test 922 - IBM Tivoli Netcool/Webtop V2.0 Any two of the following tests: – Test 890 - IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.1 Implementation – Test 897 - IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 Implementation – Test 905 - IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for WebSphere V6.1 – Test 920 - IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Response Time V6.2 Implementation – Test ITIL® - Information Technology Infrastructure Library -- Foundations™ – Test 436 - IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation – Test 938 - IBM Tivoli Netcool/Impact V4.0 Implementation – Test 908 - IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2 Implementation Chapter 1. Certification overview 23
  37. 37. 1.3.3 IBM Service Management Service Availability and PerformanceManagement 2009 IBM Service Management Service Availability and Performance Management 2009 is an IBM Certified Advanced Deployment Professional certification. Target audience An IBM Certified Advanced Deployment Professional - IBM Service Management Service Availability and Performance Management 2009 is an individual who has demonstrated a higher level of implementation knowledge and skill both in breadth and in depth in the IBM Tivoli Service Availability and Performance Management solutions area. Requirements This certification requires four tests. Test 000-436 - IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation Any one of the following tests: – Test 000-905 - IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for WebSphere V6.1 – Test 000-920 - IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Response Time V6.2 Implementation Test 000-908 - IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2 Implementation Any one of the following tests: – Test ITIL - Information Technology Infrastructure Library -- Foundations – Test 000-435 - IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.4 Implementation – Test 000-897 - IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V3.7 Implementation24 Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation
  38. 38. 1.3.4 IBM Service Management Data Center Management andTransformation 2009 IBM Service Management Data Center Management and Transformation 2009 is an IBM Certified Advanced Deployment Professional certification. Target audience An IBM Certified Advanced Deployment Professional - IBM Service Management Data Center Management and Transformation 2009 is an individual who has demonstrated a higher level of implementation knowledge and skill both in breadth and in depth in the IBM Tivoli Data Center Management and Transformation solutions area. Requirements This certification requires three or four tests. The tests are: Test 000-011 IBM Tivoli Application Dependency and Discovery Manager V7.1 Implementation Test 000-908 IBM Tivoli Monitoring V6.2 Implementation Any one or two of the following tests: – Test ITIL - Information Technology Infrastructure Library - Foundations – Test 000-012 IBM Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager V7.1 Implementation – Test 000-253 IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V6.1 Core Administration – Test 000-435 IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.4 Implementation – Test 000-436 IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation – Test 000-731 DB2® 9 DBA for Linux, UNIX, and Windows – Test 000-905 IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for WebSphere V6.1 – Test 000-920 IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Response Time V6.2 Implementation – Test 000-922 IBM Tivoli Netcool/Webtop V2.0 and Test 000-933 IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus V7.2 Implementation Chapter 1. Certification overview 25
  39. 39. 1.4 Recommended study resources Courses and publications are offered to help you prepare for the certification tests. The courses are recommended, but not required, before taking a certification test. If you wish to purchase Web-based training courses or are unable to locate a Web-based course or classroom course at the time and location you desire, please feel free to contact one of our delivery management teams at: Americas: tivamedu@us.ibm.com EMEA: tived@uk.ibm.com AP: tivtrainingap@au1.ibm.com Note that course offerings are continuously being added and updated. If you do not see the course(s) below listed in your geography, please contact the delivery management team.1.4.1 Courses Course title: IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager V4.1 for Implementers Course duration: 2 days Course number: TM302 Abstract: IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager helps you visualize the health of critical business services and associated SLAs. IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager enables IT to target resources and actions toward the most critical and costly IT resources and issues, ultimately delivering the greatest impact to the business. In this course, you learn how to install and integrate IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager V4.1 with a variety of service event sources. Additionally, you learn how to build custom dashboards to visualize business service health. Course title: IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager V4.1 for Administrators Course duration: 3 days Course number: TM33226 Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation
  40. 40. Abstract: IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager helps you visualize the health ofcritical business services and associated Service Level Agreements (SLAs). IBMTivoli Business Services Manager V4.1 enables IT to target resources andactions toward the most critical and costly IT resources and issues, ultimatelydelivering the greatest impact to the business. In this course, you will learn howto develop and build service models and configure service views. Throughhands-on exercises, you will use, configure, and administer IBM Tivoli BusinessServices Manager V4.1.IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1, REDP-4288This IBM Redpapers™ publication leads you through the new IBM TivoliBusiness Service Manager V4.1 that is based on Netcool/Realtime ActiveDashboard (RAD) instead of the previous Tivoli Business Systems ManagerV3.1. This paper describes the IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1components and architecture. it also discusses comparison of functions for TivoliBusiness Systems Manager V3.1 and Netcool/RAD to IBM Tivoli BusinessService Manager V4.1. It documents the installation and migration of IBM TivoliBusiness Service Manager V4.1 in a test environment. Migration is currently onlyavailable for Netcool/RAD V3.0 users. This paper also contains information aboutintegration for the IBM Tivoli Service Management framework that allows IBMTivoli Business Service Manager to integrate with Tivoli Change andConfiguration Management database (CCMDB) using the Discovery Librarytoolkit. This function is also available for a z/OS® configuration. Finally, IBM TivoliBusiness Service Manager operational considerations are discussed, including abackup and recovery process maintenance schedule, and some performancetips. Chapter 1. Certification overview 27
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  42. 42. 2 Chapter 2. Planning This chapter discusses planning information for IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager. We discuss planning in the following sections: 2.1, “IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager architecture” on page 30 2.2, “Planning prerequisites” on page 36 2.3, “Service dependencies diagram” on page 41 2.4, “Deployment plan” on page 44© Copyright IBM Corp. 2009. All rights reserved. 29
  43. 43. 2.1 IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager architecture The overall architecture of IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager is shown in Figure 2-1. Tivoli Enterprise IBM Tivoli NetView CCMDB Console Monitoring OMEGAMON C Relational Discovery Library ITCAM databases Books Data fetcher xml files ESDA Optional Tivoli EIF probe XML Toolkit components Tivoli Service Level Advisor JDBC TBSM processes SLA events TBSM postgreSQL Netcool GUI Foundation Netcool OMNIbus TBSM Console TBSM ObjectServer TBSM Server events Netcool Webtop launch user data user data license Tivoli Enterprise Portal Netcool Security Manager Netcool License ServerFigure 2-1 Overall architecture of IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager In Figure 2-1, the components in the IBM Tivoli Business Services Manager processes box must exist and can be installed using the IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager installation wizard. These are the central components that make up the IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager server. The optional components are distributed with IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager but can be installed separately. These components are primarily used if you want to interface IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager with external systems. The items in Figure 2-1 that are not shown in the boxes are external components that interface with IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager.30 Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation
  44. 44. 2.1.1 IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIBus ObjectServer The IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus ObjectServer is a high speed event processing engine from which IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager collects events. The IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus ObjectServer processes events in memory, with a relational database for persistent event storage. The database in IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus only contains active events. Active events means events that are not yet closed, thus preserving its performance and size. IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus has the ability to perform event processing, correlation, and automation. The alerts are stored in a table called alerts. The table can be extended to accommodate additional attributes. This ensures that the performance of IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus is consistent even with additional attributes, compared to a SQL join operation that is required to access additional slots in Tivoli Enterprise Console®. The IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus ObjectServer requires access to: Netcool License Server for product license information Netcool Security Manager for user ID authentication The IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus ObjectServer runs in its own processes that access an embedded Sybase SQL Anywhere database server. This process can be started separately using the command $NCHOME/InstallTBSM/start_omni.sh NCOMS. IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus collects events from the probes. Probes can connect directly to the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus server or can connect through a gateway process. Probes can collect data directly from the monitored system or act as an event converter. One example of a probe is the Tivoli Event Integration Facility (EIF) probe. The Tivoli EIF probe is a Java process that converts Tivoli Enterprise Console events into IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus events. As IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager gathers status information from events, it taps into IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus events. Sometimes it is necessary to see what events are in IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus, or to manage the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus definition for problem determination or configuration. The IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus software distributed with IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager is a restricted version of IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus. It does not have the full administration and client function to access IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus. You might want to purchase a separate, fully functional IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus license to work with these advanced customization needs. Chapter 2. Planning 31
  45. 45. The IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus configuration interface is started with the command $NCHOME/omnibus/bin/nco_config. The interface is shown in Figure 2-2. Figure 2-2 IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus configuration The IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus events can be accessed using the utility called $NCHOME/omnibus/bin/nco_event. The login window is shown in Figure 2-3 on page 33. Note: We have to modify $NCHOME/platform/linux2x86/locales/locales.dat under the [linux] section to define our locale. The $LOCALE definition in our Red Hat® Enterprise Linux is en_US.UTF-8, while the definition is en_US.utf8.32 Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation
  46. 46. Figure 2-3 Log in to event browserThe event browser is shown in Figure 2-4.Figure 2-4 Event browser Chapter 2. Planning 33
  47. 47. When you click View, for example, in the All Events area, the detailed event list is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-5. Figure 2-5 Event list2.1.2 Netcool License Server IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus requires a license to know the features that are enabled for a particular installation. This license is managed by the Netcool License Server. The server serves as a license repository that the product checks and validates. The Netcool License Server is installed as a separate directory structure under $NCHOME/license. It runs on its own process, either as a UNIX daemon or a Windows service. Licenses are stored as files under the $NCHOME/license/etc directory. IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1 uses two license files: netcool_omni_anyhost_keys.lic netcool_tbsm_anyhost_keys.lic2.1.3 Netcool Security Manager The Netcool Security Manager authenticates the user ID with its password. It runs in a Java process that reads authentication requests from a network port. The password authentication can be performed against a local repository or against an LDAP directory server. A login to IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager will fail if this component is not running.34 Certification Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager V4.1.1 Implementation
  48. 48. Both IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus and IBM Tivoli Netcool GUI Foundation use the security server to authenticate users. However, each uses their own mechanism for determining what are the authority of the users once their passwords are authenticated. The Security Manager is installed as a separate directory structure under $NCHOME/security. The user and group IDs in the Security Manager are stored in a separate database under the $NCHOME/security/db directory. For UNIX or Linux based platforms, the command ncsm_db can be used to maintain the database. Another option for using the Security Manager is to interface authentication to an external Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server. This allows user management to be performed integrated with other user authentication processes outside of the IBM Tivoli Netcool suite. The configuration for LDAP authentication would reside in the security path.2.1.4 IBM Tivoli Netcool GUI Foundation The IBM Tivoli Netcool GUI Foundation is a custom J2EE™ server based on the Apache Tomcat server. The IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager server process is actually an application running in the Java process. The IBM Tivoli Netcool GUI Foundation also hosts IBM Tivoli Netcool/Webtop, which provides another layer of Web navigation for IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager. IBM Tivoli Netcool GUI Foundation resides in $NCHOME/guifoundation. The IBM Tivoli Netcool GUI Foundation allows Web applications to be deployed into it. The Web applications are deployed in the webapps path. The Web application for IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager is called sla. The name is derived from the original purpose of the application, which is calculating and managing Service Level Agreements.2.1.5 IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager server As discussed in 2.1.4, “IBM Tivoli Netcool GUI Foundation” on page 35, the IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager server is a Web application residing inside IBM Tivoli Netcool GUI Foundation. This section discusses the server processing in more detail. The sla Web application has the following functions: Serve the graphical interface, in coordination with IBM Tivoli Netcool GUI Foundation and IBM Tivoli Netcool/Webtop functions. Chapter 2. Planning 35

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