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Open Source Monitoring and The Art of War

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

I get this question a lot when I visit a Tivoli customer… We are thinking of looking at that Open Source vendor you are always talking about for some of our servers. Then I ask them which one and they say jeez I can’t remember the name. Then I rattle off a few of the [...]

Off Topic – Thoughts on ITM 6.2 FP1

Friday, May 30th, 2008

I am just completing an ITM 6.2 workshop today in Germany and we decided to use FP1 for the class exercises. I love doing this kind of training because I can get the students to try out a lot of the new features that I don’t have time to get to. Here are some initial [...]

IT Management Podcast #11 – Tivoli Training and Zenoss

Monday, May 19th, 2008

As always lots-o-fun getting the 11th podcast done. For more details see Cote’s write up. IT Management Podcast #11 – Tivoli Training, Zenoss in Austin, System Center Podcast here…

Microsoft – CIM Lives

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

I have always been impressed with Microsoft’s early adoption of CIM (ala. WMI). While everyone else was talking the talk back in the day Microsoft was getting it done with WMI. ESM and performance guys like me were able to make a lot of use out of Microsoft’s WMI implementation specifically with thier encapsulation of [...]

Worst Vendor or Worst Vending?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Worst. Vending. Company. Ever. Interesting little tidbits about how Tivoli slowly changed over time after IBM purchased them.  Although I have never worked for IBM I have done a few residencies for Tivoli and I used love the free soda and those Friday beer bashes omthe patio the Arboretum.

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