The solar eclipse in an application world: What’s new with IBM APM

Originally published here by Brenda Christopher, Aug 30, 2017. Like millions across the U.S. last week, I found myself very intrigued by the prospects of witnessing a rare total solar eclipse. So intrigued that I found myself outside during the time of the phenomenon, watching with a small crowd in the parking lot. The...  Continue reading The solar eclipse in an application world: What’s new with IBM APM

New scenario available: Monitoring API Connect

IBM API Connect is an integrated API management offering, where all of the steps in the API lifecycle, and the actions that surround it, are performed within the offering. With the standalone data collectors that are just available in Cloud APM, Advanced V8.1.4, you can manage the performance and availability of your API Connect environment,...  Continue reading New scenario available: Monitoring API Connect

Agent or data collector – which to choose?

The paradox of choice is a common phenomena in our modern world. Too many options sometimes make it difficult to choose. If you're stuck deciding whether to deploy agents or data collectors to monitor your resources, read on to discover the best choice for your environment. IBM® Cloud Application Performance Management agents and data collectors are...  Continue reading Agent or data collector – which to choose?

How to reduce the size of the configured APM agent bundle for Linux

Originally published here by Ray Stoner, Aug 22, 2017. It’s no fun having to move around a 1 +GB software package which contains agent images you do not necessarily need to deploy. Whether you’re doing manual installations or utilizing a remote deploy / silent install solution, the following instructions can reduce the size...  Continue reading How to reduce the size of the configured APM agent bundle for Linux

APM 8.1.4 server installation pre-req checker has issue when specifying remote DB2 option

Originally published here by Kirk Bixler, Aug 22, 2017. When installing the IBM Performance Management 8.1.4 Server and you select the remote DB2 option the pre-req checker will not check all the required prereqs which can cause an issue either with the install itself or with the server after the installation is complete. The...  Continue reading APM 8.1.4 server installation pre-req checker has issue when specifying remote DB2 option

Troubleshooting – WebSphere Applications Agent: Cannot see the WASNotConnected event on Performance Management console

Originally published here by Kirk Bixler, August 15, 2017. If you are using ITCAM Agent for WebSphere Applications version 7.1 to connect to the Performance Management server with the Hybrid Gateway, the WASNotConnected situation never shows up on the Performance console. Continue reading hereContinue reading Troubleshooting – WebSphere Applications Agent: Cannot see the WASNotConnected event on Performance Management console

Getting started with standalone data collectors

IBM Cloud Application Performance Management, Advanced Private V8.1.4 provides the standalone data collectors for monitoring the following applications on Bluemix, on premises, or both: Java applications (on premises) WebSphere Liberty (Bluemix and on premises) Node.js applications (Bluemix and on premises) Python applications (Bluemix and on premises) Ruby applications (Bluemix) Using the standalone data collector means you can skip the installation procedure...  Continue reading Getting started with standalone data collectors

What’s new in V814

The IBM Performance Management on-premises offerings were rebranded and consolidated into IBM Cloud Application Performance Management, Base Private and IBM Cloud Application Performance Management, Advanced Private. Watch this video to see what's new in IBM Cloud Application Performance Management, Private V8.1.4.   Continue reading What’s new in V814