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ITM Centralized Configuration and the Log File Agent

Some time ago I wrote about the Centralized Configuration feature of IBM Tivoli Monitoring.  Introduced in version 6.2.2 Fixpack 2, this feature provides ITM agents with a pull-based mechanism that enables them to dynamically obtain configuration files, such as private situations and situation thresholds from a central source.  The central source can be another ITM […]

How to move up ITIL’s Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom DIKW structure

In my earlier ITIL articles I’ve talked a little about Configuration Management, CMDBs, discovery tools and the Service Knowledge Management System (SKMS). Knowledge Management may not be one of the processes that immediately spring to mind when you think about ITIL, but it’s actually pretty important when it comes to improving the quality of your Service Delivery […]

ITIL Service Level Management – How can you report credibly against SLAs and KPIs?

Service Level Agreements are central to the relationship between IT Service Delivery functions and the Business Consumers of their services;  they define the agreed expectation of the level of service which the Customer (internal or external) can expect to receive. As such an SLA should be written in language understood by a reader who may […]

How can you build up an ITIL Service Knowledge Management System (SKMS)?

In my earlier ITIL articles I’ve talked a little about Configuration Management, CMDBs and discovery tools that make building and maintaining accurate and current CI data more manageable. Today I thought I’d expand on this theme by touching on our experiences of another element of the Service Knowledge Management System (SKMS). As well as the […]