Course outline

IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition 4.2 Operations and Administration

Categories: Guaranteed To Run™, IBM

GK IBM LS Partner

Duration: 5 Days

In this course, you will learn about the installation, configuration, use, customization, integration of Tivoli Network Manager 4.2 with Network Operations Insight. You will receive a basic overview of the product components, configure Tivoli Network Manager, perform a full discovery of simulated networks, and customize discovery by changing the behavior of finders and agents. You also learn to create real-time MIB graphs, control polling behavior, connect isolated networks through manual map editing, and use the reporting functions of IBM Tivoli Network Manager. Using the Network Health Dashboard and creating custom dashboards is also covered.

  • Install IBM Tivoli Network Manager 4.2
  • Navigate the Network Manager interface
  • Discovery in the context of Tivoli Network Manager
  • Configure and run a network discovery
  • Schedule automatic full discoveries
  • Use the discovery collector
  • Build and use discovery filters
  • Troubleshoot discovery issues
  • Build network partition views
  • Use the Network Health Dashboard
  • Create custom dashboards
  • View device link status and capacity information
  • Manually instantiate undiscovered devices and connections.
  • Use the Hop View and Network Partition view
  • Create a network view with multiple domains
  • Configure and customize Network Manager polling behavior
  • Schedule event-based reports
  • View asset and discovery reports
  • Perform stitcher customizations to add custom data to a discovery
  • Configure adaptive polling
  • Configure database access
  • Configure a custom report
  • Schedule a report snapshot
  • Basic Linux shell script editing using vi or gedit
  • An understanding of the function of routers and switches and layers 2 and 3 of the Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) model
  • An understanding of the types of devices that operate at Layer 1 of the OSI model

Individuals responsible for configuring and using Tivoli Network Manager or Network Operations Insights including:

  • Administrators
  • Integrators
  • Users

1. Introduction and Architecture

  • Features overview
  • Architectural overview
  • Troubleshooting with log and trace files
  • Architectural considerations

2. Discovery Basics

  • How discovery works
  • The discovery wizard
  • Starting discovery
  • Checking discovery status
  • Discovery configuration tabs

3. Advanced Discovery Options

  • Configure discovery of multicast networks
  • Discovery filtering
  • Discovering with collectors
  • Troubleshooting discovery
  • Optimizing discovery

4. Visualization Basics

  • Visualization architecture
  • Event views
  • The Hop View
  • Network views
  • Link status and capacity
  • Tabular and Grid views
  • Tools

5. Advanced Visualization

  • Path Views
  • Topology Editor
  • Device Structure Browser
  • Bookmarks
  • Adding classes and icons
  • Cross-domain network views
  • Network Health Dashboard
  • Create custom dashboards

6. Polling

  • Polling architecture
  • Polling policies
  • Polling definitions
  • Manage and unmanage devices and interfaces
  • Configure adaptive polling
  • Realtime MIB graphing
  • Distributed polling
  • Troubleshooting information

7. Optical Transport and Radio Access Networks

8. Understanding DNCIM

  • DNCIM database basics
  • Populating DNCIM database
  • Mapping information into the MODEL service

9. Customizing Discovery

  • Discovery in-depth
  • Creating database tables
  • Prepare stitchers to enrich discovery
  • Run the custom scripts and stitchers

10. Gateway and Network Fault Isolation

  • Architecture and basis concepts
  • RCA overview
  • Gateway plug-ins
  • New rules for special events
  • Troubleshooting gateway event processing

11. Administrative Perl Scripts

12. Tivoli Network Manager Failover

  • Failover basics
  • What happens with failover

13. Tivoli Network Manager Reports

  • Overview
  • Viewing and scheduling reports
  • Cognos and BIRT reports
  • Included reports
  • Installing Tivoli Common Reporting
  • Troubleshooting Cognos

14. Installing Tivoli Network Manager 4.1.1

  • Installation preparation
  • Installing Tivoli Network Manager
  • The root user post installation tasks
  • Install Tivoli Common Reporting
  • Component communications
  • Optional configuration of OMNIbus processes running as a non-root user
  • Process control
  • Starting Tivoli Network Manager
This course is delivered by an authorized IBM Global Training Provider.
  • Guaranteed to Run™. This ensures you will attend the instructor led class or live online class you want as scheduled without any disruptive cancellations*. You book the training you need, get back to focusing on your job and are sure your training requirements will be met saving time, money and ensuring peace of mind.
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