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  • Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management

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  • IBM Observability with Instana

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  • Workload Automation - incl Workload Scheduler

  • Tivoli System Automation - inc Tivoli System Automation Application Manager (SA AM), Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms (SA MP)

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EoS / EoL Reporting on all Cisco and ALU devices in ITNCM database

A function to provide a Reports on a per Realm or Vendor / Type basis,showing all hardware and OS components, and their End of Support and End of Life status. This would be based on vendor published information.The output of this feature should a...
over 7 years ago in Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager 2 Future consideration

Adding solution manager diagnostics - SMD to allow automation

Add solution manager diagnostics - SMD to SAP build wizard for automation
over 7 years ago in Tivoli System Automation 2 Not under consideration

Improvements for "Manual Mode" in UI

Today, there is just a small information field in the domain detail which shows you if a TSAMP domain is set in manual mode or automation mode. With the requested enhancemants you should 1. see, e.g. by a small icon, that domain is in manual mode2...
over 7 years ago in Tivoli System Automation 2 Not under consideration

Switch Domain in Domain Page View

Today you can switch to another a domain, if you are in the "Explore Automation Domains" view. With the new enhancement you can change the domain in this page.
over 7 years ago in Tivoli System Automation 2 Not under consideration

Search function and multiple selection for Nodes

With the new UI multiple selection for resources is available. For nodes it's currently not provided. The "node view" should be enhanced by this function for nodes, so you can select several nodes and e.g. exclude them all by 1 click.
over 7 years ago in Tivoli System Automation 3 Not under consideration

Silent Installation/Migration method as alternative to installSAM

If you install or update TSAMP today, you do this via installSAM. installSAM not just installs packages, it also sets configs based on the current system configuration, e.g. set java path.If you want to automate the installation, e.g. to perform i...
over 7 years ago in Tivoli System Automation 2 Not under consideration

Lists in dialog boxes - ability to select all items returned from a filtered list

When in a dialog box having a table, you can only simultaneously select visible rows. Would like ability to select all in the result set.
over 7 years ago in Control Desk 3 Not under consideration

Collection based on a condition

Have a conditional expression as an option on Collections with the ability to control the population of the collection based on the condition.
almost 8 years ago in Control Desk 3 Not under consideration

Filter/Search by Collection in Configuration Items and Assets

User obtains a result set in Configuration Items or in Assets based on a Collection
almost 8 years ago in Control Desk 4 Not under consideration

Unable to do Simple Job Restart with TDWC

When using the TDWC we should have the options of simple job restart in the drop down menu for job recovery processing. Only have fast restart available. this is essentially procedural as we can “ready” the job as such there is a viable work aroun...
almost 8 years ago in Workload Automation 2 Future consideration