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Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management
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Edge Application Manager
IBM Observability with Instana
ITM-APM Products - incl IBM Tivoli Monitoring v6 and Application Performance Monitoring v8
Workload Automation - incl Workload Scheduler
Tivoli System Automation - inc Tivoli System Automation Application Manager (SA AM), Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms (SA MP)
Process to clean up old entities from active devices
Once a device is discovered bu ITNM, it creates many entities in NCIM database, representing the device, interfaces etc.
If any of those entities are not valid anymore (e.g., one of the interfaces is disabled), it is not deleted from the database.
It makes sense to keep the interface on the database for some time, to easily recover in case there was an error); however, over time this can cause to an accumulation of entities on the database and the increase of database size.
Also, and this is the case we have attached to this RFE, if an entity is wrongly created, it is impossible to have it removed, unless we delete the entire device and have it rediscovered, which is not desired.
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