Add IBM Tivoli Monitoring sources

To capture resource monitoring data from an IBM Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server, configure the data source.

To configure the IBM Tivoli Monitoring source:

  1. On the Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server page, specify the monitoring server to use to capture resource monitoring data.

    1. Type the IP address or the fully qualified host name of the monitoring server in the Host field on the Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Server page. This is different from the Host field at the top of the Create and manage configurations wizard.

    2. Type the user ID and password for the monitoring server in Authentication.

    3. Change the Connection information if needed. Typically, Tivoli system administrator will specify this information.

    4. Select Save Password to save password locally. If you do not save password, you might be prompted for it (depending on the host system configuration) when editing the configured location or when running test schedules that use the location.

    After you have specified the monitoring server, you can choose resources to capture. If the host is not managed by the monitoring server, you will see an error message.

  2. On the Resource page, select the type of data to capture. The tree view shows the host and all of its available IBM Tivoli Monitoring agents, and their respective counter groups and counters. Be selective; monitoring all possible resource data requires substantial amounts of memory. Clear the Show only selected counters check box to see all available counters. Hold mouse pointer over a counter to see details about what that counter measures.

  3. Configure time intervals on the Options page.

    1. Type the Polling Interval in seconds, for collecting resource data.

      For example, if you accept the default of 5 seconds, counter information will be collected at 5-second intervals from the specified host during the schedule run.

    2. Type the Timeout Interval in seconds. If the resource monitoring host does not respond within this amount of time during a schedule run, an error will be logged.


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