Getting started for users
This topic includes the following three sections that will enable you to get started with TrueSight Middleware and Transaction Monitor (TMTM).
What is it about?
|Accessing and downloading all the components you need||Walks you through the process of accessing TMTM and getting started via the Launch Page.|
|Introducing the various interfaces to TMTM||Provides an introduction to the various TMTM interfaces.|
|Selecting a monitoring policy||Walks you through the process of selecting a monitoring policy.|
Accessing and downloading all the components you need
Open a browser instance (see the supported list of browsers here) and enter the URL: http://hostname:15007 or
The TMTM Launch Page is displayed.
To access the Monitor Console, click Download Monitor Console Installer to install the standalone version of the Monitor Console, or click Launch Monitor Console to launch the legacy Java Web Start version of the Monitor Console. For further information about which version you should use, see Accessing the Monitor Console.
If you do not have Java installed you will be prompted to download and install the correct version. Click Download Client JRE and follow the instructions.
After you are prompted to run the "Monitor Console" application, the Monitor Console login page is launched; enter your user name and password, which by default are:
For further information and troubleshooting, see Accessing the Monitor Console.
To access TrueSight Middleware Administrator (TSMA) - via which you can manage queue managers, queues, and channels - from the Launch Page, click Administrator Console.
The TSMA window is launched in a new browser window/tab (note that in contrast to the Monitor Console, the TSMA User and Admin Consoles are web-based).
For further information on the functionality available in TSMA, see Working with queue managers, queues, and channels.
To download TMTM agents for distribution to the relevant computers, click Download Agents.
From the list of displayed environment options, select the relevant agent download package.
For further information about downloading and deploying agents, see Distributing the Agent and extensions via the launch page.
To download the Report Designer, via which you can import, design and preview TMTM History Reports before publishing them to TMTM, click Download Report Designer.
Download and run report_designer_install.exe when prompted. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
For further information, see Working with the Report Designer.
|6||To access the online documentation for TMTM, click Documentation.|
Introducing the various interfaces to TMTM
There are four main interfaces used in TMTM: the Monitor Console, TrueSight Middleware Administrator (TSMA), the Report Designer, and a number of CLI tools.
The Monitor Console acts as the main interface for TrueSight Middleware and Transaction Monitor (TMTM). IT Operations and other specialists use the Monitor Console to monitor applications, events, and devices, define users and security settings, or to diagnose problems.
To access the Monitor Console, see Accessing the Monitor Console.
For complete details about the Monitor Console, see Navigating the Monitor Console.
TrueSight Middleware Administrator (TSMA)
The TrueSight Middleware Administrator (Monitor Edition) is a license restricted version of the TrueSight Middleware Administrator (click here for a feature comparison of the differences between the full version and the Monitor Edition), which enables you to manage queue managers, queues, channels, and other queue objects. The installation of TrueSight Middleware and Transaction Monitor includes access to the TrueSight Middleware Administrator (Monitor Edition).
See the document space for further information.
The BMTM Eclipse IDE for Java and Report Developers allows you to import, design and preview TMTM History Reports before publishing them to TMTM. Once published, the report designs can be incorporated into views and dashboards in the Monitor Console, as described in Working with views and dashboards. For brevity, BMTM Eclipse IDE for Java and Report Developers is referred to as the Report Designer.
To access the Report Designer, first download the report_designer_install.exe from the Launch page. Once installed, it can be accessed from Start > All Programs > BMC TrueSight Middleware and Transaction Monitor > BMTM Eclipse IDE for Java and Report Developers.
For further information, see Working with the Report Designer.
Command line utilities
Although you can navigate the user interface to perform most administrative tasks, you can also perform many tasks to manage and maintain the TMTM environment from the Command Line Interface (CLI). Listed below are the CLI utilities that can be used to manage the product:
- maketmpltassoc - enables you to create or delete multiple event or history template associations in a group
- mqsexport / mqsimport - enable you to export and import Monitor Console environmental components
- manageeventsuppression - enables you to prevent TMTM from sending notifications when event conditions have been met
- repomgr - enables you to manage objects in the object repository
- policytool - enables you to list policy objects, evaluate policies or objects, or evaluate policies or objects and apply the evaluated actions
- dashboardtool - enables you to list dashboards and view collections, as well as add objects to or remove objects from a dashboard
- hosttool - enables you to add or remove entries from the Hosts table in the database
- agentdist - enables you to manage the agent and extension packages
- audittool - enables you to test and query the creation of audit records
- certtool - enables you to list or revoke certificates issued to TMTM agents
- mqsusertool - enables you to manage TMTM security information
- mqtool - enables you to manage integration with TrueSight Middleware Administrator (TSMA)
- alerttool - enables you to gather information under direction of BMC Support to help troubleshoot event or console alert issues
Selecting a monitoring policy
TMTM provides a set of out-of-the-box policies that contain general monitoring recommendations. The following steps show you how to apply one of these out-of-the-box policies. If you need further information on how to tweak and customize these policies, see Event Packs overview and Policy architecture.
In the Monitor Console, click the Policies tab and then click the Agent Policies sub-tab. In this tab, the supplied Agent policies are listed (with names like WMQ_Agents_Basic). The naming convention for the BMC supplied policies is TECHNOLOGY_Agents_LEVEL, where TECHNOLOGY is an abbreviation for the specific monitored product to which the policy applies.
Once TMTM is installed, you will see the policies for IBM WebSphere MQ (prefixed with WMQ) and the self-monitoring policies for TMTM (prefixed with BMM). If you are only monitoring these technologies, you can proceed to Step 2.
If you are monitoring other technologies, you need to import the relevant Event Pack for the specific technology before proceeding.
Select the level of monitoring you require (click on the relevant policy in the Agent Policies tab). For each technology, the supplied policies come with a number of monitoring levels:
After selecting the level of monitoring, click the Copy Agent Policy with all Sub-Components button(also known as a Deep Copy), and specify a prefix for your copy (such as "MyCompany_"). Click OK to copy and enable the policy and all required underlying objects.
Then apply the policy to your existing objects by clicking the Apply button.
Note that policies will apply to new objects in the future, but this step is necessary to check all of the existing objects that were discovered before you applied your policy. Upon completion, you can exit the dialog box.
|4||If you have not deployed and started any agents, this would be the next step. The policy will pick up the new objects and configure the monitoring setup based on the policy.|