Installing and configuring Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus

You must install Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus before installing Network Manager.

About this task

Network Manager requires Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus. It supports the following versions of Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus:
  • V7.4
  • V8.1 Fix Pack 24 or later

If you have not already installed Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus, and you plan to install it on the same server as Network Manager, you do not need to do anything now.

When you install Network Manager, install Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus at the same time by selecting the Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus and Network Manager core components from the package IBM Netcool Core Components.

The Network Manager core component installer configures Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus for you during the installation.

If you have not already installed Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus and you plan to install it on a different server to Network Manager, install Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus before Network Manager.

See the information about installing your version of Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus at: http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSSHTQ/landingpage/NetcoolOMNIbus.html.

Then install the Netcool/OMNIbus Knowledge Library and the Probe for SNMP. See the information on installing the Netcool/OMNIbus Knowledge Library at http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSSHTQ/omnibus/probes/nckl/wip/concept/nckl_intro.html and the information on installing the Probe for SNMP at http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSSHTQ/omnibus/probes/snmp/wip/concept/snmp_introduction_c.html.

If you have already installed Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus, the Netcool/OMNIbus Knowledge Library, and the Probe for SNMP, you can now install Network Manager.

The Network Manager installer configures Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus for you during the installation process.

If you have already installed and configured Network Manager and Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus but somebody changed the ObjectServer after the installation, then you must reintegrate the ObjectServer with Network Manager. To re-integrate the ObjectServer, you must be knowledgeable in the following areas.
  • Network Manager core. If the ObjectServer name, port, or host name changes then manual changes must be made to Network Manager core.
  • Integration with the Web GUI data source. For more information about integration with the Web GUI data source, see Configuring the Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Web GUI data source name.
  • config_object_server_for_itnm.sh script. Support for this script was added in Network Manager 4.2 Interim Fix 2; if you have Interim Fix 2 then this script supersedes the ConfigOMNI script. It provides the ability to configure an existing Windows or UNIX ObjectServer to run with Network Manager. The script is run on the Network Manager core server and may be used to configure an ObjectServer on either the local server or on a remote server.
  • ConfigOMNI script. Use the ConfigOMNI script to create and configure an ObjectServer to run with Network Manager. The script creates the Network Manager triggers. If the ObjectServer is on a remote server, then copy the $NCHOME/precision/install/scripts/ConfigOMNI script and the support script $NCHOME/precision/scripts/create_itnm_triggers.sql and put them into the same directory on the remote ObjectServer. If the ObjectServer is local to Network Manager, then you can use both scripts as is.