This course teaches you how to use the IBM Agent Builder software to create, modify, debug, and package agents for use with IBM Tivoli Monitoring and IBM Performance Management 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. For many reasons, most of the exercises in the course continue to deploy most agents within an IBM Tivoli Monitoring environment with only a small subset of exercises deploying in an IBM Performance Management environment. Most tasks for creating custom agents with Agent Builder are common to either environment. Students working in an IBM Performance Management 8.1.1 environment can feel confident that after attending this class they can be successful deploying Agent Builder agents in their 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
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.