About the Netcool/OMNIbus Knowledge Library installation

The IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Knowledge Library 4.8 installation incorporates a series of automatic and manual processes to add the following to your existing IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus installation:

  • New tables to the ObjectServer database for reference by probe rules files, or for use with the supplied intra-device correlation automations.
  • New columns to the alerts.status table.

    You will be required to manually add conversions for two of these columns from the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Administrator GUI. For more information, see Manually adding conversions to the ObjectServer.

  • Intra-device correlation automations implemented as triggers within a trigger group.

    These triggers get automatically fired to perform correlation beyond deduplication and problem/resolution correlation, identifying intra-device root causes and symptoms.

  • Updated rules files that have been enhanced to:
    • Identify and flag events according to their causal relevance.
    • Perform intra-device correlation to identify root causes and symptoms.

You will be required to manually configure the relevant probes to use these updated rules files. For more information, see Configuring the probes properties files.