Automate discovery and visualization with IBM Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager (TADDM)

TADDM delivers automated discovery and configuration tracking capabilities to build application maps that provide real-time visibility into application complexity.

  • Understand the structure of interdependent and complex applications
  • Rapidly isolate configuration-related application problems, which reduces troubleshooting time from hours and days to minutes
  • Better understand the impact of component-level events in order to sort issues based on application and service impact
  • More effectively plan change so that application upgrades and deployments can occur without disruptions
  • Create a shared topological definition of applications for use by other management applications, such as service level managers and provisioning tools
  • Efficiently works across platforms such as Microsoft, Distributed and Mainframe

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TADDM  - What is it?

TADDM provides an unparalleled level of visibility into how the infrastructure actually delivers the applications that the business counts on. Furthermore, by augmenting application map data with other enterprise application data such as governance, finance, etc., TADDM delivers integrated, meaningful information that will allow you to transform your IT service management (ITSM) strategy.

TADDM - What problems does it solve?

Today's composite applications (e.g. J2EE, .NET, etc.) consist of large numbers of infrastructure components with complex run-time dependencies. Without visibility into these applications and their supporting infrastructure, it is difficult to effectively deliver and manage mission critical business services. This problem has become even more acute with the accelerating rate of change in today’s application infrastructure.

Lacking an automated solution that provides complete and accurate cross-tier run-time dependency and configuration tracking, enterprises cannot improve their problem detection, isolation and resolution processes. Application visibility is equally important for implementing configuration consistency audits within the enterprise to ensure compliance to technology and regulatory standards.

Additionally, to effectively implement IT service management initiatives, enterprises need to incorporate and correlate IT infrastructure information with data from other enterprise applications such as governance, finance and the Service Desk. The TADDM Operations Portal has an out-of-the-box ability to augment application maps with queries into other enterprise data sources

TADDM - What are the key benefits?

  • TADDM provides complete and detailed application maps of business applications and its supporting infrastructure, including cross-tier dependencies, run-time configuration values and complete change history. By leveraging the automated maintenance of these application maps, as well as the ability to easily integrate this data with other enterprise information, IT organizations can:
  • Ensure cost-effective and successful implementation of their Business Service Management initiatives
  • Dramatically lower the business risks of service failures and inconsistencies
  • Ensure compliance to technology and regulatory standards
  • Reduce time to problems resolution
Learn about the Different Versions of TADDM available:

Access the documentation for Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager.

Are you a current TADDM customer?

In November 2011, IBM released a refresh of the TADDM 7.2.1 media to address problems with duplicate objects.  Please ensure that you have the latest media before attempting an upgrade from previous releases to TADDM 7.2.1.

If you are running TADDM 7.1 or 7.2, upgrade today to TADDM 7.2.1 to access the following new functionality:

  • Streaming server deployment for increased performance and scalability
  • Rule-based grouping composer for easier construction and maintenance of business applications, business services, and collections
  • Note: For collections and business applications only, this grouping composer supports the use of MQL rules to define content. It does not support the use of MQL rules to define content for business services.
  • Reduced credential requirements for many middleware sensors that run on AIX®, Linux®, and Solaris operating systems
  • Component search function in the Data Management Portal (web-based UI that was formerly known as the Domain Manager or Enterprise Domain Manager)
  • Enhanced reports and bundling of Tivoli Common Reporting (TCR) 2.1, which includes the Cognos® Business Intelligence Engine
  • Concurrent discovery
  • Discovery management reports
  • Storage relationship topologies
  • 64-bit platform exploitation on Windows® and Linux x86 operating systems
  • Availability of relationship building in multiserver TADDM deployments