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Could next week be the last Tivoli Framework class on the planet?

By John | March 2, 2008

The last time I taught a Tivoli Framework class was over 3 years ago. I have not seen one on a US public schedule in over 2 years. I am teaching what I think might be the last Tivoli Framework class on earth. If anyone has proof otherwise, please add a comment and let me know. Otherwise, 3/3/08 – 3/7/08 will be the offical date of the last Tivoli Framework class.

Topics: ibm, tivoli | 10 Comments »

10 Responses to “Could next week be the last Tivoli Framework class on the planet?”

  1. Bill Evans Says:
    March 2nd, 2008 at 9:24 am

    “Farewell Cruel World”. The last time I taught a framework class was about eight years ago.

    I was an IBM SystemView Senior Technical Staff member when IBM selected the Tivoli infrastructure as our strategic direction. (SystemView was IBM’s brand name for ESM at that time.) I retired a couple years before IBM decided to purchase Tivoli. I worked on the OS2/MVS Tivoli Framework product introduction as a contractor for IBM and later as a contract instructor teaching the Framework class. I wound up specializing in the Framework class for the IBM Tivoli internal (new hire) classes.

    After fifteen years the Framework structure has certainly had a pretty good run.

    My compliments to the attendees if they are indeed the last formal trainees on the planet.

  2. Rob Says:
    March 2nd, 2008 at 10:11 am

    ….wonder what IBM’s updated high level Systems Mgmt diagram looks like now…..anyone need sauce & meatballs with their spaghetti?

  3. Niclas Nilsson Says:
    March 2nd, 2008 at 2:40 pm


    I am actually teaching a Framework class 7-9 May at IBM in London, UK. I taught Framework the first time back in 1999 but I do not think there will be any 10 year anniversary ….


  4. John Says:
    March 2nd, 2008 at 6:25 pm


    I am still looking tor that old object repository poster. Its somewhere in my garage If you ever seen that poster it puts the S in spaghetti.


  5. John Says:
    March 2nd, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Hey Niclas,

    I should of figured it would you or me giving the last Framework class. This class will be my 12 year of teaching Tivoli. I think it was 1996 the first time I taught a Tivoli class. Since it looks like you will have the honor of the last class please raise a glass high for many warriors who have worked on managing endpoints.

    John :)

  6. Darrell Singleton Says:
    March 3rd, 2008 at 11:24 am

    End of an era. Brings back memories of teaching at La Hulpe. I lift my glass to all those who taught the core skills. I was one of the ones in John’s classes back in the mid-90′s before I went on to teach. I became Enterprise Certified out of his classes.

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  9. JC Says:
    September 9th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Bone up for the TMF 4.3.1 class!$FILE/TCM%20enhancements.pdf

    “Reports of TMF’s death are greatly exaggerated”

  10. JC Says:
    September 10th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    BTW – that URL had a dollar sign stripped by the blogging software, so it’ll give you an error when clicked. To correct it put a dollar sign $ in front of the word FILE near the end.