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Create OS user groups.
Assign resources to groups.
򐂰 Given a working TPC environment and customer requirements, create
custom policies so that they meet customer’s business requirements, with
emphasis on performing the following steps:
Set quotas.
Schedule data collection activities.
Configure alert constraints.
򐂰 Given a working TPC environment and customer requirements, perform
backups so that customer backup requirements are met, with emphasis on
performing the following step:
Back up Agent Manager and TPC repositories, configuration files, and
certification files.
1.3.5 Section 5: Product demonstration
򐂰 Given customer requirements to monitor NAS and NetWare, perform
discovery or manual assignments so that TPC can be configured to monitor
these devices, with emphasis on performing the following steps:
Knowledge transfer.
Product demonstration
Perform discovery or manual assignments of NAS and NetWare.
For other NAS, verify that SNMP enterprise OID vendor number exists in
NAS and the configure file.
Run a discovery job to discover the NDS/edirectory trees and NAS.
Configure NDS login for the desired NDS tree.
Assign agents to scan/probe each file system "scan probe agent admin".
Run a Discovery job.
Verify customer understanding of concepts.
򐂰 Given a functioning TPC environment and configured SAN fabric switches,
create a zone and zone set, so that TPC zone management functionality can
be demonstrated, with emphasis on performing the following steps:
Create zone set.
Create zone.
Activate zone set.
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򐂰 Given a successful discovery, configure and run a Probe so that an inventory
can be collected, with emphasis on performing the following steps:
Knowledge transfer to customer.
Product demonstration.
Select the agents (computers) to be probed, when to Probe, Triggered
Condition/Alert Action.
Define Groups.
Define Profiles.
Run a Probe.
Generate an Asset Report.
Verify customer understanding of concepts.
򐂰 Given successful agent deployment, run a Ping so that Availability Reports
can be generated, with emphasis on performing the following steps:
Knowledge transfer to customer.
Product demonstration.
Select agents (computers) to be pinged.
Choose when to Ping.
Choose how often to save the Ping statistics (Options tab).
Choose Triggered Condition/Action.
Run the ping.
Verify customer understanding of concepts.
򐂰 Given a successful Probe, run a Scan against the inventory, so that the
administrator can gather file system level information, with emphasis on
performing the following steps:
Knowledge transfer.
Product demonstration.
Select computers or file systems to be scanned.
Select the Profile(s).
Choose when to Scan.
Choose Triggered Condition/Action.
Run a Scan.
Verify customer understanding of concepts.
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򐂰 Given a successful Probe, run a Scan against the inventory, so that the
administrator can gather selected information about the environment, with
emphasis on performing the following steps:
Knowledge transfer.
Product demonstration.
Select computers or file systems to be scanned.
Select the Profile(s).
Choose when to Scan.
Choose Triggered Condition/Action.
Run a Scan.
Verify customer understanding of concepts.
򐂰 Given customer requirements for alerting, configure an Alert so that TPC can
send alerts where needed, with emphasis on performing the following steps:
Knowledge transfer.
Product demonstration.
Select computers or file systems to be scanned
Define trigger condition.
Define trigger action (TEC, SNMP, Login Notification, Event Logs, Email,
or Scripts).
Configure parameters for selected trigger action (for example, load Tivoli).
Enterprise Console TEC_ baroc file for event file; configure SNMP
parameters, SNMP communicator, and compile MIB).
Run a Scan.
Verify customer understanding of concepts.
򐂰 Given a customer requirement to monitor RDBMS, configure TPC for
Database on the server so that database reporting can be performed, with
emphasis on performing the following steps:
Knowledge transfer to customer.
Product demonstration.
Select the appropriate agent and enable TPC for databases for that agent.
Define RDBMS login for the appropriate database and agent.
Define database groups.
Define alerting.
Define and run a Probe.

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