This chapter does not provide all the necessary information for a complete
and thorough understanding of TME terminology, concepts, and
applications. For complete information, you should refer to the Related
Documentation section previously discussed. This section provides a
brief overview of the major terms that are discussed in this chapter.
- Tivoli Management Environment (TME)
- The combination of the base TME 10 framework, the distributed object
databases, graphical user interface, command line interface, and all Tivoli
toolkits and applications required within the enterprise that is managed by
- TME 10 framework
- The base set of Tivoli software that is required to run any of the Tivoli
management applications. The framework provides basic system
administration capabilities, and services for the management applications,
including an administrator facility, scheduler facility, and notice
facility. The TME 10 framework is often referred to as the Tivoli
Management Platform (TMP).
- Tivoli Management Region (TMR)
- The basic physical unit of Tivoli functionality. It consists of one
TME server and the clients that server is managing.
- Policy regions, policies
- A policy region is a collection of TME resources that are controlled by a
common set of policies or rules. Typically, policy regions define
boundaries of the authority of Tivoli administrators, as well as provide a
mechanism for organizing and managing system resources in a hierarchal
- Profiles, profile managers
- A profile contains a collection of application-specific
information. The information in a profile is specific to a particular
profile type (for example, a user profile will contain user names, login ids,
and so on). A profile manager contains profiles and a list of
subscribers to which the profile data can be distributed. Subscribers
can be managed nodes, PC managed nodes, NIS Domains, and other profile
- A Tivoli administrator is a user that has been given authorization to
perform management tasks in the TME. The administrator's
authorization roles determine what tasks that administrator can perform
against a set of resources.
- A TME resource is a general term used to define systems, devices,
services, and facilities in a distributed system. A managed resource
can be owned by only one policy region.
- TME 10 Application Extension Facility (AEF)
- An interface to dynamically customize the Tivoli application by adding
site-specific behavior or values to standard applications.
- TME 10 Event Integration Facility (EIF)
- A facility to build event adapters to map events from any application
resource, or component into a format compatible with the TME 10 Enterprise
- TME 10 Application Developers Environment (ADE)
- Programming tools for creating new custom management applications on top
of the TME 10 framework.
[ Top of Page | Previous Page | Next Page | Table of Contents | Index ]