Managing PeopleSoft with Tivoli

Managing PeopleSoft with Tivoli

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  • Mixed media product | 634 pages
  • 175.26 x 233.68 x 48.26mm | 1,247.37g
  • IBM Press
  • Armonk, United States
  • English
  • 0130168890
  • 9780130168894

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary.)I. PEOPLESOFT, BEA TUXEDO, AND TIVOLI OVERVIEWS.

1. Introduction.


What Is PeopleSoft? What Is BEA TUXEDO? Challenges in Managing PeopleSoft. Tivoli Enterprise Solutions. Selecting the Necessary Tivoli Components.

2. A Brief Look at PeopleSoft.


Anatomy of a PeopleSoft Application. Overview of the PeopleSoft Application Server. Overview of the PeopleSoft Process Scheduler. Tivoli Naming Convention for the PeopleSoft Resources. PeopleSoft Configuration Files. PeopleSoft Log Files. PeopleSoft Administration.

3. A Brief Look at BEA TUXEDO.


Anatomy of a BEA TUXEDO Application. Overview of the BEA TUXEDO System. BEA TUXEDO Configuration File. BEA TUXEDO Log Files. Typical Day-to-Day Administration.

II. TIVOLI MANAGER FOR BEA TUXEDO.

4. Installation and Configuration.


Our BEA TUXEDO Environment. Our Tivoli Environment Without Tivoli Manager for BEA TUXEDO. Back Up and Restore the Tivoli Environment. Installation Steps. Resources Created by the Tivoli Manager for BEA TUXEDO. Our Tivoli Environment with Tivoli Manager for BEA TUXEDO. Uninstalling Tivoli Manager for BEA TUXEDO. Configuring the Tivoli Manager for BEA TUXEDO. Object Hierarchy for Tivoli Manager for BEA TUXEDO. Configuring GEM for BEA TUXEDO. Installing the Decision Support Guide for BEA TUXEDO.

5. Streamlining Operations.


Available Interfaces to Perform BEA TUXEDO Operations. Process Flow When Performing BEA TUXEDO Operations. Discovering BEA TUXEDO Objects After the Initial Discovery. Booting or Shutting Down BEA TUXEDO Components. Checking the Status of BEA TUXEDO Components. Displaying the Properties of BEA TUXEDO Components. Archiving and Purging Log Files. Displaying and Cleaning the IPC Resources. Performing a Shutdown and Cleaning the IPC Resources. Issuing Getmib or Setmib Commands. Issuing a Tmadmin Command. Displaying and Changing the Status of the Tlisten Process. Additional Tasks for Tivoli Manager for BEA TUXEDO. How to Create Additional Tasks?

6. Ensuring BEA TUXEDO Availability.


Availability Process Flow for the BEA TUXEDO Resources. The Event Sources. Event Processing. Event Presentation in GEM. Event Presentation in TDS.

III. MANAGING PEOPLESOFT.

7. Tivoli Manager for Oracle.


Tivoli Manager for Oracle-Framework. Tivoli Manager for Oracle-Distributed Monitoring. Tivoli Manager for Oracle-User Management.

8. Manager for PeopleSoft: Installation and Configuration.


Overview of Our PeopleSoft Environment. Our Tivoli Environment Without Any Managers. Installation Steps. Resources Created by the Tivoli Manager for PeopleSoft. Overview of Our Environment With the Managers. Uninstalling the Tivoli Managers. Configuring Tivoli Manager for PeopleSoft. Object Hierarchy for Tivoli Manager for PeopleSoft. Configuring GEM for PeopleSoft. Installing the Decision Support Guide for PeopleSoft.

9. Streamlining Operations.


Available Interfaces to Perform PeopleSoft Operations. Process Flow When Performing PeopleSoft Operations. Discovering PeopleSoft Objects After the Initial Discovery. Booting or Shutting Down PeopleSoft Components. Checking the Status of PeopleSoft Components. Displaying the Properties of PeopleSoft Components. Archiving and Purging Log Files. Tuxedo Operation Tasks.

10. Ensuring PeopleSoft Availability.


Availability Process Flow for the PeopleSoft Components. The Event Sources. Event Processing. Event Presentation in GEM. Event presentation in TDS.

11. Measuring Performance in a PeopleSoft Environment.


Tivoli Application Performance Management (TAPM) Overview. Installation and Configuration of TAPM components. Sample Script Creation Using WinRunner. Script Execution Through TAPM. Performance Data Collection. Reporting Performance Data. Alerting on Response Time Problems.

12. Managing Batch Jobs in PeopleSoft.


What Is TWS Extended Agent for PeopleSoft? TWS PeopleSoft Extended Agent Host Requirements. TWS PeopleSoft Extended Agent Software Requirements. Workload Scheduler Integrated with PeopleSoft. Environment Setup.

IV. APPENDIXES.

Appendix A: Using the additional CD-ROM.


Using the CD-ROM.

Appendix B: BEA TUXEDO.


Samples of BEA TUXEDO Configuration Files. The Command Interpreter Tmadmin. ULOG File. ULog.fmt File for the Log File Adapter. Tuxedo Event Classes Hierarchy. Additional Monitors Sources. Additional Tasks Sources.

Appendix C: PeopleSoft.


Log File Adapter Files. PeopleSoft Event Classes Hierarchy.

Bibliography.
Glossary.
Index.
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About Catherine Cook

This book was produced by a team of specialists from around the world working at the International Technical Support Organization, Austin Center.

Catherine Cook is a Tivoli Systems Specialist at the International Technical Support Organization, Austin Center. She writes extensively on a variety of topics including Tivoli products. She holds a degree in computer science and a post-graduate degree in Operating Systems and Networks. Before joining the ITSO, she worked for two years as a specialist in expert systems and object-oriented languages in IBM France, and she worked eight years as an AIX network specialist and project leader in the Professional Services Organization, IBM France.

Laura Cooper is a technical architect with the IBM/ERP Competency Center. Laura has worked in the Competency Center since 1994. She has two years experience supporting PeopleSoft on the RS/6000 and six years experience supporting SAP. Her primary responsibilities include providing technical support for the RS/6000 marketing team and assisting customers with setting up and running PeopleSoft and SAP on the RS/6000.

Budi Darmawan is a Tivoli Systems Specialist at the International Technical Support Organization, Austin Center. He writes extensively and teaches IBM classes worldwide on all areas of Tivoli and OS/390 systems management. Before joining the ITSO, he worked in the Services department of IBM Indonesia as a lead solution designer in system management. He also has extensive experience in IMS and DB2 database design and system programming.

Vasfi Gucer is an Advisory I/T Specialist at the International Technical Support Organization, Austin Center. He has worked in IBM Turkey for 10 years. His areas of expertise include systems management and networking of distributed platforms.

Dinesh Kumar is a Senior ITSO representative working as a project leader in the ITSO Tivoli Group, Austin Center. He applies his field experience as an I/T architect and project leader to his work at the ITSO, where he writes extensively. Before joining the ITSO, Dinesh worked in IBM Global Services in India as Senior Technical Manager of the Network Services team. In a role demanding both management and technical functions, he architected the network and its management for the largest domestic airlines of India.

Perry Statham is a Senior Software Engineer with Tivoli Systems in Austin, Texas. He was the development team leader for the Manager for PeopleSoft 1.0 and Manager for BEA TUXEDO 1.0 products. He has over 15 years of application development and system administration experience on such diverse projects as Tivoli Manager for SQL Server, a hospital information system, and applications for the publishing industry. He attended Northeast Louisiana University.

Gabi Wappler is senior consultant at Santix software GmbH, a large German business partner of Tivoli. She has worked as a technical consultant in the Middleware area (DCE, Transaction monitors) on customer sites and as a Tivoli consultant on a large customer site. In the last year, she has worked as an external BEA consultant. Her focus was on designing the connection of BEA TUXEDO systems to the Enterprise Systems Management of different customers. She also worked on security items regarding middleware and their applications.
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