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We are in the process of releasing the IBM Netcool/OMNIbus 7.4 Best Practices Guide into a number of additional languages.
I am pleased to announce the publication of the first of these: Simplified Chinese (zh_CN)
Please see the Netcool/OMNIbus wiki Best Practices section to download your copy:
IBM Netcool/OMNIbus wiki - Best Practices
Translations into other languages (as advertised) will be available soon.
In the current 7.3.1 FP (FP6 and below), when the combo of < inputfile.sql and -nosecure results in nco_sql not prompting for the password.
./nco_sql -server NCOMS -user root -nosecure < test.sql
The reason being that the middleware's isql interface (which nco_sql uses) assumes the password is the first line of test.sql in the case.
This problem is recorded in APAR (IV34550) - ISQL, IN NON SECURE MODE,... [More]
When you open a Web GUI PMR, do you wonder what information should be provided? Do you always asked to provide a long list of information? Do you ever get frustrated at the number of times new information is requested?
Check out the technote:
MustGather: Read first for Netcool/OMNIbus Web GUI
A Read First technote has been published documenting what information to collect for general and problem specific Web GUI issues. When you are experiencing a problem, use this technote to find the data... [More]
Changing the severity level, event type or expiry time of an event set by NcKL can easily be done just by changing the severity lookup entry.
By default, NcKL assigns a specific severity level, event type and expiry time to each SNMP notification in the <Vendor>-<MIB Name>-include.snmptrap.rules using the following variables. The OS_EventID is the Event Identifier which is used as the lookup key in the severity lookup table.
$OS_EventId =... [More]
Champions of the recent twelve week Tuesday night city trivia challenge, we are practicing between sessions. We missed a question last night about a company once known as the "Computing Tabulating Recording Company". Yes the answer is IBM. Perhaps in my search for an answer my thought relevancy process was too narrow. If a perfect match technote (our word for a 'solution') from the ITNM (IBM Tivoli Network Manager) portal is not available take a look at the mustgather. ITNM MustGather technote A mustgather is a unique IBM... [More]
Free training replays are available for the following Tivoli Support Technical Exchanges presented in March 2013.
Netcool/OMNIbus 7.3.1 Object Server performance in a multitier environment This STE will cover: - walk through what tools are useful - how to review the available logging details - how to perform root cause determination, - how to prevent problems from happening. Presentation: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=0&uid=swg27037930 Replay:... [More]
You can use Netcool/Impact to expose data types and policy user output parameters through the UI data provider to populate Tivoli Integrated Portal (TIP) charting portlets. Through the use of Netcool/Impact polices, you can provide additional filtering logic to allow the data populated in the portlets to be in context of other portlets, like the Netcool/OMNIbus Active Event List (AEL). In this scenario we will visualize the archived event data in real-time.
In this example, we have a... [More]
IBM Tivoli Network Manager V3.9 fix pack 3 includes some preinstallation steps which must be followed in order to take advantage of improvements to database scaling and performance. ITNM V3.9 fix pack 3 download information At the bottom of the fix pack 3 information page there is a README and an INSTALL file. The details of these preinstallation steps are outlined in this file 3.9.0_INSTALL_FP0003.txt Schema updates are available for MySQL, Oracle, DB2 and Informix, in the directories outlined by the INSTALL file. Once updated, a... [More]
These packages are available in Passport Advantage and Xtreme Leverage for download: Netcool Knowledge Library (NcKL) Enhanced Probe Rules V3.8 Netcool/OMNIbus Gateway NGtkTK Support Package (libngtktk 5_0) Netcool/OMNIbus Gateway for JDBC (nco-g-jdbc 5_0) Netcool/OMNIbus Java Integration Support (probe-sdk-java 4_0) Netcool/OMNIbus Probe Nonnative-base (probe-nonnative-base 15_0) Netcool/OMNIbus Probe for JDBC (nco-p-jdbc 1_0) Netcool/OMNIbus Probe for Microsoft Windows Event Log (nco-p-wineventlog 3_0) Netcool/OMNIbus Probe for SNMP... [More]
SNMP Probe: Procedure to
update SNMP v3 User Credentials in Peer-to-peer failover mode
Update SNMP v3 user credentials in mttrapd probe without disrupting its production
data streams, i.e. SNMP traps and ObjectServer events.
To achieve this, mttrapd probe shall have two runtime instances as master
and slave. While probes running, user credential update, which requires restarting
probe, can be performed in turn onto the two probes, firstly slave probe, and
then master probe, leveraging on peer-to-peer... [More]
As part of an ongoing effort to improve the effectiveness of Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus documentation, we have added administrator responses for some of the error messages most frequently reported in PMRs. We welcome your comments on these updates and any suggestions you might have for improving our error message documentation. The enhanced documentation is available on the Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus information center and in the Error Messages Guide PDF. The documentation for the following error messages was updated to provide explanatory... [More]
The IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition V3.9 documentation has been updated. The update coincides with the release of V3.9 Fix Pack 3. The documentation updates reflect recent fixes and enhancements delivered with V3.9 Fix Pack 3. Both the XHTML and PDF versions of the documentation have been silently refreshed to include the latest changes, see the information center at the following addresses: XHTML http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v8r1/topic/com.ibm.networkmanagerip.doc_3.9/itnm/ip/wip/common/welcome.htm PDF Guides... [More]