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IT Management Podcast #10 – Tivoli and the Little 3

James Love CICS

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After a lengthy pause, John and I are back with an episode primarily filled with Tivoli and enterprise IT Management talk. As we say at the end, we’ve chunked off clout talk to a soon to be released new podcast series – watch for it!

I start off by asking John to explain the training arrangement he has with Tivoli, and then we discuss why Tivoli needs lengthy training vs. newer offerings. We then talk about a large client of John’s and the IBM stack they’re using to run their hospital. In this discussion we keep bumping up against the question, “if you were starting from scratch, would you go with the IBM stack, or just go all x86?”

We wrap up the Tivoli segment by discussing the recent discussion in the Tivoli community about open sourcing the aging Tivoli Framework.

Then we move into a discussion of the collapsing of the Little 4 into the Little 3 with Qluster’s dropping out of openQRM. This raises the question of who should be picked to be the new 4th: we discuss openNMS and Puppet.

Finally, we round up with some updates on Hyperic‘s and GroundWork‘s latest releases. See also the GroundWork video I mentioned. We also use this as a spot to get into dash-boardery that the Little whoever’s seem to be getting into.

Disclaimer: Zenoss, IBM, and GroundWork are clients.

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Categories: Enterprise Software, IT Management Podcast, Open Source, Systems Management.

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3 Responses

  1. Hi Guys,

    Glad to have you guys back 🙂

    As an IT management guy who became a groovy fan (and use it heavily), feel compelled to add some info on why groovy is appealing 🙂
    – not a new language. java code is valid groovy code, so any java developer can start developing with Hyperic HQU.
    – since it runs in JVM, can make use of any java library, and you can find a java library for everything!
    – although java is valid code, also supports dynamic, more scripty syntax which makes it easier to use for non developers like me
    – has command line capabilities that come handy

    my .0002 cents

  2. A controversy over idol (sp?) was mentioned on the podcast. Can you povide a link on this discussion?

    Carlton YatesApril 18, 2008 @ 6:29 am

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