East Asian locale settings

A defect in Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 causes problems with event processing when the probe is using East Asian character encoding and the volume of event data reaches 2GB.

If you are using East Asian locale settings (including Japanese, Chinese, and Korean), you must either enable UTF-8 mode in the probe or upgrade your .NET Framework installation on the probe's host machine to version 4.0.

For more information about multicultural support in Netcool/OMNIbus, see the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Installation and Deployment Guide.

Using UTF-8 encoding

Unicode Transformation Format (UTF-8) encoding is a variable length character encoding for Unicode. It can represent any character in the Unicode standard. This controls how the inputs to the probe (for example, the properties file, rules file, and event stream) are encoded and how the probe encodes its output (for example, log files and events). When -utf8enabled is set to TRUE, these inputs are UTF8 encoded.

This command option is only available for Netcool/OMNIbus version 7.3.0 and later, and it is a generic Netcool/OMNIbus property. Before V7.3.0, Netcool/OMNIbus only supported UTF-8 encoding on Linux and UNIX operating systems. Netcool/OMNIbus V7.3.0 also supports UTF-8 on Windows operating systems.

Note: If you enable UTF-8 mode, you must ensure that the probe configuration files are UTF-8 encoded.