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Table 1. Document modification history

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Publication date



November 30, 2012

First IBM® publication.


July 11, 2014

The following note was added for Linux users: This probe is only supported in a 64-bit environment. This means that you must be running a 64-bit version of the Linux Operating System and a 64-bit version of Netcool/OMNIbus (either V7.4 or V8.1).


June 11, 2015

Summary updated.

Processing duplicate events and modify events received from MEI added.

Custom Message Attribute Elements added.

Enhancements: Version 3.0 of the Probe for HP Operations Manager includes enhancements for the following RFEs:

  • 65446: Support for duplicate event notification added.

    When the probe receives a duplication notification event from the Message Event Interface (MEI), it uses the message ID to request the full messages that it sends to the ObjectServer for deduplication.

  • 66018: Support for custom message attributes added.

    The probe extracts the custom attributes from the messages that it receives from HP Operations Manager and logs the custom attributes with their associated values.


July 28, 2016

Version updated to 4.0 in Summary.

Support extended to version 9.2 of HP Operations Manager.

Uninstalling Menu Tools added.

Configuring ObjectServer acknowledged event triggers added.

Additional probe tools added.

Managing the probe over an HTTP/HTTPS connection added.

Functionality to send details of modified events to the ObjectServer added. See Processing duplicate events and modify events received from MEI

Version 4.0 of the Probe for HP Operations Manager addresses the following Enhancement Requests:

  • 65447: Enable the probe to update the HPOM system with the alarm status change made on the Event List of the Netcool/OMNIbus ObjectServer.


August 18, 2017

Support for version 9.1 of HP Operations Manager added to Summary.


March 23, 2018

The following topic about running the probe as root added: Run as root.