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Administration Guide

TME 10 terminology

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 Tivoli.

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 structure.

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 managers.

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 Console.

TME 10 Application Developers Environment (ADE)
Programming tools for creating new custom management applications on top of the TME 10 framework.

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