IBM Tivoli Capacity Process Manager V1.1 can help reduce costs and improve IT availabilityIBM United States Software Announcement 206-330
December 12, 2006
|At a glance|
IBM Tivoli Capacity Process Manager V1.1:
- Can help reduce costs and improve availability by supporting capacity management as a process discipline.
- Improves leverage of capacity management specialists by freeing them from simple data gathering tasks.
- Leverages investment in performance and capacity management tools.
- Supports capacity management across all ITIL and IBM Tivoli Unified Process Composer process steps.
- Helps deliver better business service by helping to capture business trends and goals.
- Improves productivity by integrating with IBM Service Management (ISM) capabilities.
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IBM Tivoli® Capacity Process Manager, a new software offering, extends IBM Service Management (ISM) offerings. It adds the capability to manage a multitude of aspects of the capacity management discipline across an enterprise by providing an ISM process manager that enables the formal capture, data gathering, analysis, modeling, and approval of all capacity management activities. Based on the core concept of a capacity management request (CMR), Capacity Process Manager helps users to ensure that all aspects of capacity management are brought under management control, which can result in fewer capacity-related business service outages and better overall resource utilization.
Businesses today need to manage capacity carefully to balance the need to improve hardware utilization while avoiding potential performance bottlenecks. Although most IT organizations today have capacity management tools, expertise, and organizations in place, the problem is that these organizations, experts, and tools are disconnected from the day-to-day updating of IT infrastructure and are, therefore, less effective than they could be. Ideally, no infrastructure change would be made without going through a capacity planning step.
Tivoli Capacity Process Manager helps solve this problem. By supporting a process model for handling capacity management, Tivoli Capacity Process Manager enables IT organizations to implement, enforce, and track capacity management activities and ensure that they are completed before potentially wasteful or insufficient upgrades or changes are made. Three critical process steps are supported: the capture of work requests that might lead to an infrastructure upgrade, the support of data capture of both business requirements and IT metrics based on policy and best practices, and the integration of multiple tools into one management process flow to enable the effective handling of all capacity management requests. Capacity Process Manager also integrates into other ISM processes, notably change and release management.
With a capacity management process under active control, IT organizations can reap the benefits of
applying capacity management planning in all circumstances. This results in better resource
utilization across the enterprise and, therefore, reduced costs, and the reduction of the incidence
of capacity-related performance problems and their associated business impact.
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Requires IBM Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB) V1.1.
|Planned availability dates|
- December 15, 2006: Electronic software delivery
- January 10, 2007: Media and documentation
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IBM Tivoli Capacity Process Manager is an IBM Service Management (ISM) process manager that automates the workflow supporting multiple types of capacity management requests (CMRs). Installing this process manager adds the following to an existing ISM foundation:
- A set of new customizable process templates that support common capacity management scenarios such as sizing a new application, tuning an existing deployment, and monitoring deployed infrastructure.
- A library of customizable best-practice workload profiles for capturing and modeling common application types such as eCommerce, online shopping, and so on.
- Integration with other ISM process managers (release and change).
- A library of task-specific expert advice for enabling a non-specialist to be guided through the capacity management process.
- A set of capacity and performance-related reports available in both Tivoli Enterprise Portal and using IBM Alphablox technology within the process manager.
The process manager task flow is customizable (like other process managers). On installation, two major templates are available that cover the capacity management processes common to most IT organizations.
Sizing a new application
This template captures the need to size new business applications and supports the discipline of doing so in a timely fashion that helps users to ensure the right infrastructure capacity is available to meet business needs once an application goes live. Who submits a CMR will vary from organization to organization but might typically be an application development manager or other development representative. Once a CMR is received, it is routed to a capacity management coordinator for review, possible clarification, and acceptance.
Once a CMR is accepted, it is routed to the appropriate functional areas depending on the workload profile. Each area specialist in areas such as business liaison, applications, server, storage, and network management is presented with an application-dependent set of questions to answer about key application characteristics. As these are gathered, a complete profile of the planned application is built up, and critical performance and capacity metrics are captured. Once all the data are gathered, the complete request is passed to a capacity planning subject matter expert.
The subject matter expert uses the captured data and their capacity modeling tool of choice to provide a capacity estimate of the resources needed for the new application to meet its service level targets for its projected workload. Any tool may be appropriate at this time. In this release, the process manager will support direct integration to Microsoft Excel.
Once the capacity plan is created, it may be routed to other subject matter experts or management personnel for review and approval. The manager can also track the progress of capacity management work items across their lifecycle. The end of the process sees the CMR closed and, in most cases, the change manager will now create a change or release request around the agreed capacity requirements.
Monitoring an existing application
This template supports the process of managing capacity of existing applications and services. CMRs for this kind of request could originate from external inputs, such as management asking for a review of one or more applications, or from other ISM processes. An example of the latter might be that availability management has determined that the root cause of a particular issue might be capacity and the situation should be investigated.
Once the CMR is created, the capacity manager can assess the request, clarify if necessary, and route it to the appropriate subject matter expert, assigning the request to the relevant workload template. The template contains details of the relevant performance and capacity metrics for the application and, as a first step, the availability of the appropriate monitoring is determined. Should monitoring not be available, the CMR can be routed to the change manager to create a request for change (RFC) that monitoring is established.
Monitoring, once available, is then used to determine the performance and resource utilization of the target application. This can be done using any tool, but specifically for TEP-based monitors (IBM Tivoli Monitoring, IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager, and IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON®), launch in context to the TEP can be used to speed the workflow. TEP reports can then be used to examine the application, its performance against preset objectives, and to look for current or potential bottlenecks.
Once the review is complete, the capacity subject matter expert (SME) updates the CMR with their findings and any recommendation for change. This can then be routed to other experts and/or managers for review and approval and, where appropriate, finally routed to change and release management to undertake the required infrastructure upgrade.
This process flow unites a number of different business and IT functions, and integrates a number of service delivery functions. This is important to a number of different audiences:
- Business managers and end users, as it can help to reduce cost of delivering IT by improving utilization of IT assets, and helps avoid capacity-related performance and availability problems.
- IT managers as it can help them deliver better, more reliable services to end users and business customers at reduced cost. It also can help to further enhance the return on investment in an ISM, Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB), change, and release management solution.
- Applications development managers as it can help them in efforts to ensure that the need to size new or updated applications is captured in a formal way and a closed-loop process is implemented that avoids day one performance firefighting.
- Capacity management SMEs as it can help them in their efforts to ensure that all capacity requests are captured and properly tracked while also delegating some of the more mundane aspects of capacity management such as data collection to operations staff, thus freeing up time to do more thorough capacity planning work.
- IT Operations Managers as it can help enforce process discipline, ensuring capacity planning tasks are not skipped, eliminates capacity guesswork, and enables control over and continuous improvement of the capacity management process.
IPLA and subscription and support considerations
IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.
Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement.
Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.
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IBM Tivoli Capacity Process Manager is not a capacity planning tool. It is a tool designed to help
to maximize the effectiveness of such tools and their users by enabling process discipline and tool
integration. As such, it is a part of the Tivoli ISM solution family and will typically be
installed by customers who have already established change and configuration management tools. It
is, therefore, complementary to other management tools both from IBM and third-party vendors.
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|Availability of national languages|
IBM Tivoli Capacity Process Manager is enabled for worldwide availability on the date shown below:
Product description Language GA date Tivoli Capacity Multilingual (English January 10, 2007 Process Mgr International, French V1.1.0 Russian, Korean, Chinese -- Simplified, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazilian, German, Japanese, Chinese -- Traditional, Hungarian, Czech, Italian, Polish)
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site
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The IBM Publications Center
The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product
publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items.
Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are
via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A
large number of publications are available online in various file
formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.
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Specified operating environment
In support of the Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB) Process Management server:
- Two to four CPUs running a minimum processor speed of 2 GHz
- Two to four GB of memory
- 100 GB of available disk space
Tivoli CCMDB V1.1.1 is required and it is supported on the following operating system platforms:
- Red Hat Linux Advanced Server Version 3
- Windows Server 2003 SP1
- AIX® V5.2 and V5.3
For each platform, install the latest available service packs. In particular, a Microsoft hotfix is required before beginning the installation on Windows 2003 Server.
Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Installation and technical support is provided by the Software Maintenance offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances your productivity, with voice and electronic access into IBM support organizations.
IBM Tivoli Capacity Process Manager V1.1 is distributed with:
- International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
- License Information document
- Product CD-ROM
- Publications (refer to the Publications section)
Security, auditability, and control
IBM Tivoli Capacity Process Manager V1.1 uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features,
administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication
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Where a server is physically partitioned, this approach is modified. This partitioning technique is the approach used with systems that have either multiple cards or multiple frames, each of which can be configured independently. For servers capable of physical partitioning (for example, IBM's pSeries® Scalable POWERparallel® Systems servers, Sun Ultra servers, and HP Superdome servers), an entitlement is required for each processor in the physical partition being managed by the IBM Tivoli application. For example, assume that a server has 24 processors installed in aggregate. If this server is not partitioned, entitlements are required for all 24 processors. If, however, it is physically partitioned into three partitions each containing eight processors, and Tivoli products were managing only one of the three partitions, then entitlements would be required for the eight processors on the physical partition managed by the IBM Tivoli application.
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Logical partitions are defined by software rather than hardware and allocate a pool of processing resources to a collection of workloads. These partitions, while separated by software boundaries, share hardware components and run in one or more physical partitions.
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IBM Tivoli Capacity Process Manager V1.1
In order to realize better resource utilization across the enterprise, a customer wishes to purchase IBM Tivoli Capacity Process Manager to enable their IT organization to implement, enforce, and track capacity management activities. Licensing requirements are for an environment of 550 servers and 150 clients. The customer must obtain entitlements for the Capacity Process Manager as follows:
Quantity in Devices customer managed environment Servers 550 Clients 150
The following scalable usage table is used to determine the required number of Value Units:
Minimum devices Maximum devices (device = 1 (device = 1 Usage level, server or 100 server or 100 Value Units cumulative clients) clients) per x use 1 1 100 20 2 101 500 18 3 501 1,000 8 4 1,001 10,000 4 5 10,001 25,000 2 6 25,001 1
Clients round up to the nearest hundred.
Value Units Value Servers per server Units Tier 1 = 100 20 2,000 Tier 2 = 400 18 7,200 Tier 3 = 50 8 400 Total = 550 9,600
Clients Value Units Value (100 clients = 1 server) per server Units Tier 1 = 2 20 40 Total = 2 40
In this example, the customer must license 9,640 Value Units for Capacity
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Licensed Product Product function title group category IBM Tivoli Capacity Tivoli IT Tivoli Change Process Manager Service and Management Configuration Management Database
PID Charge unit Program name number description IBM Tivoli Capacity Process Manager 5724-R08 Value Unit
Charge metrics definitions
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Processor (Value Unit)
A processor core is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor core consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. Not all processor cores require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To calculate the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the value unit table on the following Web site
With full capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for the appropriate number of value units based on all activated processor cores available for use on the server.
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Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.
Tivoli Capacity Process Manager V1.1.0
Entitled maintenance Media packs Part offerings description description number Tivoli Capacity Process IBM Tivoli Capacity BJ0JLML Manager Value Units Process Manager V1.1.0 CD Media Pack Multiplatform ML
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IBM Tivoli Capacity Process Manager
Part Part description number IBM Tivoli Capacity Process Manager IBM Tivoli Capacity Process Manager E033CLL Value Unit Annual SW Maint Rnwl IBM Tivoli Capacity Process Manager D59PWLL Value Unit LIC+SW Maint 12 Mo IBM Tivoli Capacity Process Manager D59PXLL Value Unit SW Maint Reinstate 12 Mo
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Program Program name number Form number IBM Tivoli Capacity 5724-R08 L-LMAN-6SRQB4 Process Manager
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