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Workload Automation – Part 5a: Vexing Variables – parms

In the next part of this blog series we will look at variables used within TWS. This can be a confusing area especially for those long-time users of TWS as the use of “parameters” and “variables” is sometimes interchangeable. And that’s before we look at when variables get resolved – at job submission time or […]

Searching for the Holy Grail

Ever since I started deploying enterprise system management (ESM) solutions the Holy Grail has been finding a methodology for Rapid Deployment. Twenty to twenty-five years ago a typical project would not be counted in days or hours but months and years. I spent a pleasant 9 months in Frankfurt deploying Tivoli and when I left […]

Workload Automation – Part 5b: Vexing Variables – variable tables

In the next part of this blog series we will look at variable tables. As mentioned in my previous blog, variable tables were introduced with TWS 8.5 and supplement the use of parameter values in earlier TWS versions. Variable tables Variables are held in variable tables which are stored in the TWS database. This provides […]

Run Nagios XI on non-standard ports

Is your Nagios renewal coming up? Let us quote and we will guarantee to  beat your normal price. Take a look here to get an initial quote without any sales interaction. One of the more common tasks performed by System Monitoring/OSS administrators is to configure the OSS to run on non-standard ports. Usually there is […]