Use a single point of control to manage heterogeneous business application landscape
IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager helps coordinate and manage application availability across cluster technologies, so you can better control your enterprise business services.
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|Single point of control for managing applications in heterogeneous cluster technologies||Ease management of cross-cluster and cross-platform resource dependencies within applications||Improve IT operating efficiency by curtailing manual tasks and maximizing application availability across your enterprise|
|End-to-end recovery of applications spanning heterogeneous and virtual environments||Fast and consistent enterprise-wide restart in place or move capabilities for components or whole applications reducing system outages||Reduces down time of your critical business applications. Maintains application system availability in business context. Improves reliability of the IT infrastructure.|
|Automatic start, stop and move of your tiered applications||Takes care of enterprise-wide relationships, start/stop order and required pre and post start/stop actions||Relieves operator from manual command entry. Improves efficiency by reducing operator errors.|
|Resources can be grouped into applications. Grouping can be enterprise-wide||Reduces complexity of operations by automating at the application level, reducing manual intervention and need to remember application components and dependencies||Improves efficiency, reliability and serviceability of the IT Infrastructure enabling a better integration of IT resources with business goals|
|Able to define interdependent resource relationships and associate conditions with resources||Frees operators from remembering application components and relationships. Can use sophisticated knowledge about application components and their relationships to decide corrective actions within the right context.||Reduces operations errors. Improves service levels and optimal IT resource utilization by enabling lower-priority business applications to be shut down while keeping higher-priority business applications running based on business priorities.|
|Policy-based automation||New resources or systems can be added without re-writing scripts||Reduces automation implementation time, and coding and support effort. Leverages manpower through reduced education requirements. No programming skills are required for policy definition. Eases application growth and scaling.|
|Graphical user interface policy editor||Create policies easier with no XML or command line scripting and allows you to quickly visualize dependencies||Lowers the learning curve and enables operators to identify application dependencies quickly|
|Integrates with Total Storage Productivity Center for Replication (TPC-R)||Supports storage virtualization and data consistency across data center sites.
This will enable System Automation Application Manager (SA AM) to become a stand-alone Disaster Recovery Manager for distributed platforms.
|Improved productivity, faster recovery from disasters by integration of server and storage high availability solutions. No longer a need to manually integrate the recovery of servers and storage. Better planning possible, more predictable outcome as human error removed.|
|Manage non-clustered nodes||SA AM can now include non-clustered nodes in its definitions of an application. Non-clustered nodes account for over 50% of the nodes in a typical enterprise||Improved Value proposition as SA AM can now manage more infrastructure.|
|Operations Console support for Moving Applications||Previously, moving applications to another machine to perform maintenance on the first machine could only be carried out from the CLI. Users can now use the same Operations Console as they use for other functions to perform the move.||Greater user productivity. Less knowledge needed of command-line interface to carry out routine tasks. |
Improved user interface. Actions to be taken to move the Application can be checked against policies for consistency.
|User interface improvements
1) Remove resource name truncation in Policy Editor
2) Auto-Save in Policy Editor
3) Printing graphical policy view in Policy Editor
4) Improved Login Dialog Handling in Policy Editor
|1) Objects in the Operations Console are shown with their full name instead of a truncated name. As many customer naming conventions led to machines with non-unique character strings at the beginning of the name, truncated names caused confusion.
2) Automatically saves work done in the policy editor which can be recovered should the WebSphere session timeout due to inactivity.
3) Users can print the graphical policy view to share with stakeholders, eg, the Application SMEs whose applications are being made highly available.
4) The SA operations console displays information from all connected first-level automation domains (FLA domains). The user needs to specify credentials whenever he wants to see detailed information from the FLA domain.
From SA AM V3.2, the policy editor will only require one login per FLA domain in the context of the edited / created policy.
|1) Improved productivity and usability. Users can tell at-a-glance which component of their infrastructure they are viewing. |
2) Saves user time reworking lost policy changes, and improves user satisfaction.
3) Improved usability, facilitates communications of processes and leads to better HA planning.
4) Improved usability, less time spent on providing non-essential credentials, better user satisfaction.
|Automation Engine runs as Windows Service||User can start the Automation Engine and log off the system without stopping the Engine.||Improved usability, better security (no unattended user left logged on) and facilitates remote operation such as through Windows Terminal Server.|
|HA Enhancement for SA AM - persisting of operator requests||SA AM V3.2 will keep all operator requests persistent and will re-load them after a restart of the Automation Manager.||Improved productivity as requests do not need to be manually entered again after a restart, reduced errors.|
Overview on supported operating systems for the Tivoli System Automation Application Manager V3.2 Server:
- Scheduling and systems automation
- IBM Automation Control for z/OS
- IBM Service Delivery Manager
- IBM SmartCloud Provisioning
- Tivoli Service Automation Manager
- Tivoli System Automation Application Manager
- Tivoli System Automation for Integrated Operations Management
- Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms
- Tivoli System Automation for z/OS
- Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Applications
- Tivoli Workload Scheduler for Virtualized Data Centers
- Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS
- Tivoli Workload Scheduler
- Tivoli Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler