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IBM Agent Builder 6.3.4


Who should attend

This intermediate course is for agent developers, system administrators, and application administrators who need to create agents to gather custom data and integrate that data into either an IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.x, IBM Monitoring 8.x on-premises, or IBM Monitoring 8.x software-as-a-service environment.


Before taking this course, you should have the following skills:

  • Basic understanding of Windows data sources, including WMI, Perfmon, Windows logs, Windows services, and Windows processes
  • Basic understanding of multiplatform data sources, such as SNMP, JMX, processes, scripts, commands, and log files
  • Administrator-level skills in either of the following monitoring environments: - IBM Monitoring 8.x on premises or IBM Monitoring 1.2.x software-as-a-service - IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.x, including creating queries, situations, Navigators, and workspaces
  • Experience installing, configuring, starting, and stopping agents and application support in either of the following monitoring environments: - IBM Monitoring 8.x on premises or IBM Monitoring 1.2.x software-as-a-service - IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.3
  • Administrator-level skills in Windows and Linux

Product Description

Learn how to use the IBM Agent Builder software to create, modify, debug, and package agents for use with IBM Performance Management and IBM Tivoli Monitoring products. You create agents that monitor many different data sources. You learn to mix, match, and manipulate monitored data to create custom data points to monitor. You also learn to add custom components specific to the different IBM monitoring environments. IBM Agent Builder can create custom agents for both the IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.x and IBM Performance Management 8.x on-premises and SaaS environments. This course is applicable to students from either environment, and a single class might have students from each environment.

If you are enrolling in a Self Paced Virtual Classroom or Web Based Training course, before you enroll, please review the Self-Paced Virtual Classes and Web-Based Training Classes on our Terms and Conditions page, as well as the system requirements, to ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements for this course. http://www.ibm.com/training/terms


Introduction to IBM Agent Builder

  • Introduction to Agent Builder
  • Installing Agent Builder
  • Introduction to the Agent Builder application

 Agent creation basics

  • Creating an agent in Agent Builder
  • Monitoring Windows services
  • Troubleshooting in Agent Builder

 Creating agents for IBM Performance Management

  • Creating agents for IBM Performance Management
  • Filtering data sources
  • Installing an agent with installation scripts
  • Troubleshooting IBM Performance Management agents

 Creating agents for IBM Tivoli Monitoring

  • Installing an agent in an IBM Tivoli Monitoring environment
  • Troubleshooting IBM Tivoli Monitoring agents
  • Creating and importing ITM application support

 Monitoring Windows resources

  • Monitoring Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
  • Monitoring Windows Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Windows log events
  • Common agent modifications
  • Testing an attribute group

 Monitoring processes and command return codes

  • Monitoring processes
  • Monitoring command return codes

 Monitoring custom data sources

  • Monitoring script output
  • Monitoring through a socket connection
  • Defining attributes
  • Creating derived attributes
  • Generating agent output from the command line
  • Monitoring log files
  • Custom runtime configuration
  • Java API

 Monitoring remote and optional resources

  • Data source-provided runtime configuration
  • Subnodes
  • Monitoring remote systems
  • Monitoring Simple Network Management Protocol
  • Monitoring HTTP URLs and objects
  • Monitoring Java Management Extension
  • Monitoring databases with JDBC 
Price (excl. tax)
  • 990.— €
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