IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Application Diagnostics, Version 7.1.0.1

Configure data collector communication with the Managing Server using GUI - WAS agent

If you have configured the data collector to monitor an application server instance, you may later change its configuration for communication with the ITCAM for Application Diagnostics Managing Server for this instance. You may also change Transaction Tracking integration configuration.

In this way, you may:

You may perform such configuration on many configured application server instances at the same time.

If the data collector communicates to the Managing Server, you can also use the Visualization Engine to disable such communication (Administration > Server Management > Data Collector Configuration). See Table 1 for a comparison between these two ways of disabling data collector communication to the Managing Server:


Comparison of ways to disable data collector communication to the Managing Server.

Disable data collector communication to the Managing Server using data collector configuration Disable data collector communication to the Managing Server using the Visualization Engine
The application server instance is not listed in the Visualization Engine. The application server instance remains listed in the Visualization Engine.
The Visualization Engine shows no information on the application server instance. The Visualization Engine shows whether the application server instance is up or down; monitoring information is not available.
No system or network resources are used for Managing Server communication. Some system and network resources are used to maintain Managing Server communication.
You do not need to apply maintenance fixes for the agent that only impact Managing Server communication. Apply maintenance fixes for the agent that only impact Managing Server communication.
To re-enable communication, perform data collector configuration again, and restart the application server. To re-enable communication using the Visualization Engine, you do not need to restart the application server.

Complete the following steps to enable, disable, or configure data collector communication with the Managing Server:

  1. Enter the Agent Configuration window. See Enter the Agent Configuration window.

    Figure 1. Configuring the data collector to monitor application server instances, window 1

  2. Select Enable/disable communication to Managing Server for deep-dive diagnostics and click Next.

  3. In the following window choose whether to enable or modify the Managing Server connection settings, or to disable communication with the Managing Server..

    Figure 2. Configuring data collector communication with the Managing Server, window 2

    If you wish to enable Managing Server communication that was previously not configured, or to change the address or port of the Managing Server, or to change Transaction Tracking integration configuration, select Configure or Reconfigure communication to the Managing Server. Click Next. Then, follow the procedure described in Steps 4 to 7 to set up the Managing Server and Transaction Tracking integration configuration details. Then, go to Step 6. If you wish to disable communication with the Managing Server, select Disable communication to the Managing Server and click Next.

  4. Select the server instances for which you want to disable Managing Server communication. All the instances monitored by this installation of the agent are listed.

    Figure 3. Configuring data collector communication with the Managing Server, window 3

    Check the boxes next to the instances that must no longer be monitored with the Managing Server, and click Next.

  5. In the next step, you can choose to create a response file to save your configuration settings. You can use the response file to perform a silent configuration with the same parameters.

    Figure 4. Configuring data collector communication with the Managing Server, window 4

    To create a response file, check the box Save your settings in a response file and click Browse to select the file location; otherwise leave the box unchecked. If you uncheck Apply Configuration, the new configuration will not be applied; you can still save it in the response file. When the boxes are set correctly, click Next.

  6. A summary is displayed.

    Figure 5. Configuring data collector communication with the Managing Server, window 5

    Click Next.

  7. A summary is displayed.

    Figure 6. Configuring data collector communication with the Managing Server, window 5

    To export the summary report to a file, click the button...

      Export Summary Report

    The application server needs to be restarted before the data collector configuration takes effect. Click Home to return to the Agent Configuration window, or click OK to complete the configuration process. If you click OK, the TEMS Connection window is displayed.

    If IBM Tivoli Monitoring is not used (in a deep dive only installation), make sure No TEMS is selected, and click Save. Otherwise click Cancel to close it.


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Configure the agent using GUI