IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.3.0 FP2 OS Agents on Linux does not correctly identify MISSING processes.
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IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.3.0 FP2 for OS Agents introduced a new algorithm to evaluate situations with MISSING clause. This algorithm was meant to improve performance when MISSING situations are used.
This feature contains a defect that causes the situation to be always true. An APAR (IV51064) has been opened to address this defect and it is fixed in 126.96.36.199-TIV-ITM_LINUX-IF0001.
This problem does not affect platforms other than Linux.
It is possible to avoid this problem by setting the following parameter in the lz.ini file:
and recycle the Linux OS Agent.
This way the situations will work as before the above described feature was introduced.
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