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IBM Tivoli Network Manager 3.8 Workshop


Price £1,470 before tax
Length: 3 Days
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Gain an understanding of the Tivoli Network Manager product processes, including the integration with Netcool/OMNIbus, Root Cause Analysis (RCA) calculation, and network monitoring using the Network Manager Pollers.

This workshop includes a basic overview of product components and their associated functions. Students learn to configure Tivoli Network Manager and carry out a full discovery of simulated networks containing various vendor specific devices. To further understand the intricacies of the discovery cycle, students customize discovery by changing the behavior of finders and agents. You will also learn to create real-time MIB graphs, control polling behavior, and use the reporting functions of IBM Tivoli Network Manager.


  • Describe Tivoli Network Manager interface and basic product functions
  • Describe discovery in the context of Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition
  • Explain Layer 3/Layer 2 discovery
  • Use discovery agents
  • Build and use discovery filters
  • Use the Topoviz Hop View and network partition view
  • Configure and customize Network Manager polling behavior
  • Schedule event-based reports
  • View asset and discovery reports
  • Perform a basic stitcher customization


This is an intermediate course for course for administrators or integrators who are responsible for configuring and using Tivoli Network Manager.


Students should understand:

  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), routing and switching, and be able to edit files on a Linux/UNIX operating system.


  • Installation
  • Architecture Overview
    • Multiple Servers
    • Single Server
  • Installation Process
  • Hardening Installation
  • Discovery
  • Discovery Overview
  • Configuring Discovery
    • File Finder
    • Ping Finder
  • Scheduling Discoveries
  • Discovery Tweaks
  • The NCIM Database
  • Enhancing Discovery
  • Maps and Event Lists
  • Visualization Overview
  • Manipulating Hop Views
  • Creating Network Views
  • Structure Browser Use
  • Monitoring and Polling
  • Monitoring Overview
  • Polling
  • Real-time MIB Graphing
  • Reports
  • Reporting Overview
  • Accessing Reports
  • Generating Event-based Reports
  • Report Scheduling
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Scenario Review

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