Manually adding conversions to the ObjectServer

Conversions are required to support the two columns (AdvCorrCauseType and CauseType) that were added to the alerts.status table as a result of the ObjectServer configuration (see Configuring the ObjectServer to support intra-device correlations). These conversions translate Type integer values (0 - 4) into descriptive causal relevance text for display within the event list.

Note: If you are using Netcool/OMNIbus Knowledge Library version 3.8 or above, these conversions are automatically created so you will not need to add them manually.

To add the required conversions, use the following steps:

  1. From the Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Administrator window, click the Visual dropdown list, and then click the Conversions icon.
  2. Right click alert.status and click Add Conversion to access the Conversion Details window.
  3. Select AdvCorrCauseType from the Column dropdown list, and then create the following entries within the Value and Conversion fields, clicking OK to save each set of entries:
    Table 1. Value and conversion mapping
    Value Conversion




    Root cause







  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to set up the same conversions for the CauseType column, substituting CauseType as the Column field entry in step 3.

    On completion, the Conversions window appears.

  5. Enable the pre-class rules by uncommenting the following lines found in the nokia_nfmp.rules file:
    include "../includes/nokia_nfmp-preclass.include.snmptrap.rules"
    include "../includes/AdvCorr36.include.compat.rules"
Note: Without the configuration described in this topic, the probe will only use the default rules file configuration and will ignore the alarm pre-classification processing.