IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Application Diagnostics, Version

Create a schedule

At times a server might need more detailed monitoring, you can create a schedule that changes the monitoring level based on a specified date and time. Using the schedule, modulate the monitoring level at different times based on the anticipated load on the server.

Create a schedule:

  1. From the top navigation, click...

  2. Enter a Schedule Name for the new schedule.

  3. Select the Day of the Month or the Day of the Week when you want your schedule to take effect; for example, you might want the schedule to start on the 5th of every month or on every Monday.

  4. Select the Hour and Minute when the schedule starts.

  5. Select the Monitoring Level that best suits your needs: L1, L2, or L3.

  6. Click Add to insert the settings into the schedule.

    Each schedule can include multiple monitoring level changes; to save each change, click Add.

  7. To save the schedule, click Save.

    The Schedule Management page opens with the new schedule displayed. In the event of a schedule conflict, the most recently entered item takes precedence.

    Do not create an overly complicated schedule or else you will never know at what level of monitoring your servers are running. Keep the rules simple. L1 has the smallest overhead, while L3 is heavier.

    When L2 applies, it has optimum overhead and allows you to switch to L3 without the need to restart. You might want minimum one or maximum 5% of your servers running at L3, either as dedicated servers, or only during non-peak hours. This arrangement will give you good quality data for workload tracing and application sizing.

Parent topic:

Monitoring on Demand (TM)

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