Re: [ADSM-L] TSM 6.2 Administration Center

2012-03-14 09:38:22
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] TSM 6.2 Administration Center
From: "Vandeventer, Harold [BS]" <Harold.Vandeventer AT DA.KS DOT GOV>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:28:52 +0000
I didn't have any issues with the 6.3 install path; I used 
D:\TSMImages\AdminCenter\install.exe and installed to D:\IBM\Tivoli.

This was on Windows 2008 R2.

Only install problem was the itmuser DB2 Credential test failed.  Ended up 
putting that account name in the local Administrators Group; then install ran 
just fine.

What are the extraneous services?

I've not had any problems with Firefox 3.6.24; not allowed to use IE 8 or IE 9. 
 Not sure about Chrome; haven't tried to install it.

My major problem in Admin Center 6.x is the loss of all the scripted email 
reports from the 5.x Operations system.  Creating those in BIRT was a disaster; 
trying to do anything in BIRT was a disaster.

I'm trying to wrap my hands around the 6.3 Cognos reporting tool; but can't get 
it to send a scheduled email report.  Have a PMR open on that, with the 
guidance being a tech note that I already knew about.

Also found that 6.3 Monitoring cannot collect data from TSM 5.5.2 Servers.  I 
thought 5.5.x was on the compatibility list, but that PMR resulted in a 'there 
are differences' response and 6.3 isn't compatible.

Harold Vandeventer
Systems Programmer
State of Kansas - Department of Administration - Office of Information 
Technology Services
Harold.Vandeventer AT da.ks DOT gov
(785) 296-0631

-----Original Message-----
From: ADSM: Dist Stor Manager [mailto:ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU] On Behalf Of 
Neil Schofield
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 6:08 AM
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] TSM 6.2 Administration Center

I personally would not advocate moving to Administration Center 6.3 - I've
had a nightmare with it starting with the installation. On Windows, the
depth of the directory structure on the unpacked install media is so long
that placing it more than one directory down causes the install to fail
due to the length of the longest path to the files. It then installs some
extraneous services that must then be disabled. (The latter problem is
fixed in 6.3.1.)

Once installed the performance under IE8 / IE9 is so slow as to make it
unusable. Performance is better under the latest versions of Chrome and
Firefox but there are links and functionality that work in IE which simply
give errors in these other browsers.

I've had a PMR open for a month now to do with performance under IE but it
seems to be going nowhere. Meanwhile I've got a bunch of users who are
openly revolting against it and want to go back to v5.5 of the TSM ISC
(which to me tells you everything you need to know about 6.3!)

Neil Schofield
Technical Leader
Yorkshire Water Services Ltd.


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