Netcool Operations Insight 1.2 Upgrade Guide - Best Practices
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With IBM Netcool Operations Insight, the IBM Netcool suite leverages industry leading analytics capabilities to provide both operational agility as well as operational efficiency. IBM Netcool Operations Insight brings Netcool/OMNIbus 8.1 and Netcool/Impact 7.1 together with Smart Cloud Analytics - Logfile Analysis into a tightly integrated solution.
The Networks for Operations Insight bundle is optional and adds IBM Tivoli Network Manager 4.1.1 and Netcool Configuration Manager 6.4.1 to the solution to provide additional network management capabilities such as network discovery, visualization, event correlation and root-cause analysis, and configuration and compliance management.
The value propositions for upgrading to IBM Netcool Operations Insight are clear. When presented with new versions of products and new technologies however, one of the first considerations an administration team will likely make is how easy or difficult will it be to get from the incumbent versions of the installed products to the new.
The IBM Netcool engineering test team however have a program whereby they work with key large Netcool customers and work on-site with the upgrade of existing Netcool environments to the latest product versions during the beta phase. The feedback from this exercise is to ensure that any bugs are ironed out and the upgrade process is made as smooth and trouble-free as possible prior to releasing the product as generally available.
The purpose of this document is to provide a supplementary guide to lead those responsible for upgrading existing Netcool installations to IBM Netcool Operations Insight through the steps highlighting any "gotchas" along the way. It contains part numbers, the steps for installation and the steps for migration - all to make the transition from your incumbent system to IBM Netcool Operation Insight as smootha and trouble-free as possible.
This new guide is available for free download from the Netcool/OMNIbus Best Practices wiki on developerWorks: