Saturday, October 10, 2009

Another Quirk with Tivoli Common Reporting...

Just thought I would mention this. The report package you download for Tivoli Common Reporting may produce an error like the following:

Error CTGTRD040E

To get around this I unzipped the report file and re-zipped it using WinRAR. For some reason TCR 1.1.1 has a problem with some zip files. Something about not liking directory names as zip file entries. Anyhow, WinRAR did the trick.

Can't find TAMeB Reports?

Just in case you are hunting and pecking for reports for TAMeB using Tivoli Common Reporting, I assume you've seen the documentation for auditing TAMeB. It's only 500+ pages. :-)

The basic idea is that you will first install Tivoli Common Reporting (integrated in the WebSphere Integrated System Console). Then you need to download the reports from the support web site. Why they don't simply include these with TAM is a mystery. Oh and good luck finding them by searching reports, or audit reports, etc.... If you search for "Operational Reports" you will find them. Go figure.

Anyhow the link to the reports: