Number of questions: 66
Number of questions to pass: 40
Time allowed: 90 mins
This exam consists of 5 sections described below.
Section 1: Planning
Given access to the customer technical staff and network information, determine the Network Manager requirements so that configuration can be carried out.
Given the identified IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) requirements, determine the ITNM architecture so that a detailed deployment plan is created.
Given the network size (ports/interfaces) and architecture, identify the hardware and server specifications so that hardware and server are designed for a successful IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) deployment.
Given a requirement for NCIM failover, determine the configuration options required so that primary and backup ITNM servers use the available active database.
Given installed IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V.4.1.1 (ITNM), enable the Collector Framework so that all devices which are imported by the Collector Framework are available in the topology after finishing the successful discovery.
Given access to IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) and requirements from the customer, determine data polling requirements and data collection strategies so that ITNM properly polls all the devices and interfaces.
Given the identified IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) architecture, determine the hosts and ports that will be accessed from an ITNM and end user perspective so that customer is aware of potential firewall changes.
Section 2: Installation
Given an installation environment, server, and user access method, determine if the IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) installation prerequisites will affect the installation method so that a method for installation has been determined.
Given the server operating system, topology database type and hardware specifications, verify the component prerequisites to ensure a proper deployment of ITNM V4.1.1.
Given the architecture design documentation and customer requirements, determine the user access required for installation with directory permissions so that ITNM can be installed.
Given a previous Oracle or DB2 database has been installed and patched to the latest patch level, configure the remote database so that ITNM can be installed and started.
Given access to the command line on the installation system(s) and installation media, run the installation process so that ITNM is installed.
Given a new installation of IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM), perform the required post installation tasks so that the system is ready for configuration.
Given a server with a successfully completed ITNM 4.1.1 installation and access to fixpack media, check for any Fixpacks or Interims fixes and install them if needed so that the server has a current patch level.
Section 3: Configuration
Given an ITNM installation, a virtual ObjectServer pair, appropriate server information, and access to the appropriate configuration files, configure ITNM to communicate with a virtual ObjectServer failover pair so that ITNM is able to start and events can be sent to the ObjectServer.
Given an installation of ITNM, domain information, access to the appropriate command line, and configuration GUIs, create an additional ITNM domain for improved product performance or specific business requirements
Given that IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) is installed , configured and running; Discovery Scope, Seed, SNMP, and Advanced Features are configured, configure TIP so that a user is created and defined with sufficient privileges.
Given that a user is logged in with the appropriate IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) administration rights to the TIP, select the Network Discovery Configuration and enter the appropriate information so that the scope of a Discovery is limited.
Given access to TIP and a user with sufficient privilege, configure ping seeds for improved discovery reliability.
Given a seed file and a discovery configured to use the seed file, configure the discovery process to only discover devices that are reachable in the seed file so that only appropriate devices are discovered.
Given access to devices, configure SNMP community string and telnet username and password, so that the devices can be discovered/queried by SNMP and/or Telnet.
Given that IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) is installed and running, select required discovery agents so that the system is configured to run the appropriate agents during discovery.
Given an installed ITNM system, the Architecture document and an understanding of the Network Address Translation (NAT) environment, configure discovery so that the NAT environment is discovered correctly.
Given that IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1(ITNM) is installed, configure pre/post discovery filters so that those devices that pass the discovery filters will be written to the topology.
Given that a user is logged in with the appropriate IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 administration rights to the TIP, select the Network Discovery Configuration and enter the appropriate information, so that advanced discovery options are configured.
Given the IP address and port on which the collector is running or listening and EMS information for EMS collectors, enable appropriate collectors so that devices that are not discovered by ping or file seeds can be discovered.
Given a list of devices not classified as desired, configure an active object class so that the device is represented correctly in Model.
Given the Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) environment, configure the polling of discovered devices, so that alerts are sent on problems on the network.
Given that ITNM has been installed and the TIP/Webgui server is available configure IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) for adaptive polling so that adaptive polling can be created to verify outages
Given an existing poll definition and access to the appropriate configuration file, configure the IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) Event Gateway so that a named poll is passed correctly from the ITNM Event Gateway for Root Cause Analysis (RCA).
Given and ITNM server or alternative IP Address for the Home node and log in credentials, configure root cause analysis options within IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 to: (1) use a specific starting point within the discovered network for topological root cause analysis, (2) perform RCA based on the managed status of a device; and (3) consider time difference in alerts as a factor in determining root cause.
Given additional data in the discovery and sufficient user privileges, modify the appropriate IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 configuration files, so that the additional data is correctly displayed in the structure browser.
Given a discovered network and additional data that is required to be partitioned on, appropriate command line privileges to edit IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) configuration files, and a suitable database, create network views based on defined custom NCIM data so that non-standard data is available for use while creating Network Views.
Given that IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) and the dependent Netcool components are installed and running and write access to the ITNM GUI component’s configuration file, perform configuration tasks so that a new icon is available for a class of device.
Given an IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) installation and a third-party Web-based tool, configure ITNM so that the third-party tool is available as a context sensitive right-click menu tool from the topology views.
Given a working installation of IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 and the user requirements, create and configure the network view so that the required network view would be available for the specific user.
Given a working IBM Tivoli Network Manager (ITNM) IP Edition system, appropriate Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) access to discovered devices, a successful, completed discovery and ITNM administrative access to TIP; create a path view so that a path between two devices can be viewed and managed by ITNM.
Given installed and working primary and secondary ITNM domains, configure and test failover so that ITNM virtual domain components can communicate.
Given a default installation of IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM), enable the Service-affecting Events (SAE) functionality and configure it to use a named topology field within the resulting SAE events so that the SAE process is enabled, the ObjectServer is configured to accept Service data and the SAE events contain the named topology field.
Given an existing topology attribute and an existing ObjectServer event field, configure the IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) gateway to enrich events with the topology attribute in the ObjectServer field so that the EventGateway is configured to enrich all events with a named topology attribute into a named ObjectServer field.
Given the ITNM environment and a default set of ObjectServer alerts.status column names, configure the system so that the ObjectServer alert.status column names can be used in the creation of Network Views and for Adaptive Poll targeting.
Given a running IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) environment, configure a graph of a specific MIB variable for a network device so that operators and administrators can see a real time graph for fault analysis and solution of network problems.
Given that IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) and the dependent Netcool components are installed and running and admin access to the command line is available, query the dNCIM database so the customers can review the data stored in the dNCIM.
Given a new network element with non-standard monitored (interfaces/elements) being discovered or third party customizations configure the IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) NCIM embedded discovery database so that the new custom data is stored in NCIM.
Given an installed and functional ITNM product utilizing multiple domains for discovery, configure cross-domain discovery and visualization so that devices in the network views show the links between discovered domains.
Given access to the web interface and command line interface (CLI) of the IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) as well as an element management system (EMS) that manages LTE devices, configure the discovery to query this EMS for LTE device related information so that LTE devices are properly discovered
Given ITNM is installed with TIP/Webgui , utilize NetworkView bookmarks for faster access to maps.
Given a working installation of IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 and the user requirements, configure a Java Collector based discovery so that all devices which are imported by the java based Collector are available in the topology after finishing the successful discovery.
Given an installation of IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) monitoring many data sources and/or implementing adaptive polling configure an additional poller to improve performance.
Section 4: Administration
Given a working installation of IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) and sufficient user privileges, use the command line to uninstall ITNM so that the required components will be uninstalled.
Given a time the discovery should run, configure the appropriate stitcher so that discovery is started on given time.
Given appropriate access to the GUI, the appropriate tool security privilege, and access to the IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 configuration files, unmanage a topology entity using the GUI and permanently unmanage a filtered set of entities via the discovery configuration files so that an entity unmanaged via the GUI/command line and a set of entities are unmanaged automatically via the discovery process.
Given the operational setup of the ITNM, start, stop, and verify the status of discovery process so that the discovery process is managed and verified.
Given Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) core components are installed, configure OS startup, so that all relevant ITNM processes are started automatically after reboot.
Given an installation of IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM), appropriate access to the ITNM discovery configuration files, and a list of unconnected entities that need connecting, configure the PresetLayer stitcher mechanism, so that the unconnected devices are connected and the model database is populated with this information.
Given a discovered topology and devices for discovery are in scope, select the appropriate devices for the rediscovery and set the partial agents so that rediscovery of devices could be performed successfully.
Given a MIB file and access to the TIP Server, perform the appropriate actions so that MIB information is successfully written to the NCIM database.
Section 5: Problem Tuning & Problem Determination
Given the Architecture documentation, access to the command line and credentials for the NCIM database, verify connectivity to the NCIM database, so that ITNM components can access the NCIM database.
Given a running setup of ITNM, verify why a device is not correctly discovered so that problems preventing the device from being discovered correctly can be solved.
Given a running OMNIbus and ITNM environment, interrogate the event sub-system so that events are properly mapped to the corresponding topology entity.
Given administrative access to IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) system, perform configuration tasks so that additional levels of information are available.
Given completely installed product, verify the basic criteria, and based on the outcome, make the required changes, so that IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) is connected with OMNIbus.
Given that IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V4.1.1 (ITNM) is installed and the ITNM host is in the NCIM topology, determine why the ITNM Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is not working, so that events are being flagged as root cause or symptom.
Given completely installed product and fully configured and operating discovery, troubleshoot what is occurring during the discovery cycle using the OQL services so that discovery information can be seen during the discovery cycle..
Given the operational setup of IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V3.9 (ITNM), configure the monitor probe to communicate with the ObjectServer, and populate an event field with new data so that ITNM Monitor probe is able to communicate with ObjectServer.
Given completely installed product and operating ITNM, review monitoring requirements so that Poller(s) can be tuned and configured to use its maximum capacity in large scale environment.
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