Installing Event Analytics (GUI)

You can install Event Analytics with the IBM® Installation Manager GUI.

Before you begin

  • Determine which Installation Manager user mode you require.
  • Ensure that the necessary user permissions are in place for your intended installation directories.
  • Configure localhost on the computer where Event Analytics packages are to be installed.

About this task

The installation of Event Analytics requires you to install product packages for the following product groups:
  • IBM Tivoli® Netcool®/Impact
  • IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
  • IBM Netcool.

The steps for starting Installation Manager are different depending on which user mode you installed it in. The steps for completing the Event Analytics installation with the Installation Manager wizard are common to all user modes and operating systems.

Installation Manager takes account of your current umask settings when it sets the permissions mode of the files and directories that it installs. If you use Administrator mode or Non-administrator mode and your umask is 0, Installation Manager uses a umask of 22. If you use Group mode, Installation Manager ignores any group bits that are set and uses a umask of 2 if the resulting value is 0.

To install the packages and features, complete the following steps.


  1. Start Installation Manager. Change to the /eclipse subdirectory of the Installation Manager installation directory and use the following command to start Installation Manager:


    To record the installation steps in a response file for use with silent installations on other computers, use the -record response_file option. For example:
    ./IBMIM -record /tmp/install_1.xml
  2. Configure Installation Manager to point to either a local repository or an IBM Passport Advantage® repository, where the download packages are available. Within the IBM Documentation content for Installation Manager, see the topic that is called Installing packages by using wizard mode.
  3. In the main Installation Manager window, click Install and follow the installation wizard instructions to complete the installation.
  4. In the Install tab select the following installation packages, and then click Next.
    • Packages for IBM Tivoli Netcool/Impact:
      • IBM Tivoli Netcool/Impact GUI Server_7.1.0.32
      • IBM Tivoli Netcool/Impact Server_7.1.0.32
      • IBM Tivoli Netcool/Impact Server Extensions for Netcool Operations Insight®_7.1.0.32
    • Packages for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus:
      • IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus_8.1.0.31
    • Packages for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Web GUI:
      • IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Web GUI_8.1.0.33
      • Netcool Operations Insight Extensions for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus WebGUI_8.1.0.33
  5. In the Licenses tab, review the licenses. If you are happy with the license content select I accept the terms in the license agreements and click Next.
  6. In the Location tab, enter information for the Installation Directory and Architecture or progress with the default values, and click Next.
    • For IBM Netcool, the default values are /opt/IBM/netcool and 64-bit.
    • For IBM Netcool Impact, the default values are /opt/IBM/tivoli/impact and 64-bit.
  7. In the Features tab, select the following features and then click Next. Other features are auto-selected.
    Table 1. Available features
    Feature Description
    IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Web GUI8.1.0.33 > Install base features To install and run Event Analytics.
    Netcool Operations Insight Extensions WebGUI > Install Event Analytics Contains the Event Analytics components.
  8. In the Summary tab, review summary details. If you are happy with summary details click Next, but if you need to change any detail click Back.
  9. To complete the installation, click Finish.


Installation Manager installs Event Analytics.

What to do next

  1. Configure the ObjectServer for Event Analytics, see Configuring the ObjectServer.
  2. Connect to a valid database from within IBM Tivoli Netcool/Impact. To configure a connection to one of the Event Analytics supported databases, see the following topics:
  3. If you add a cluster to the Impact environment, you must update the data sources in IBM Tivoli Netcool/Impact For more information, see Configuring extra failover capabilities in the Netcool/Impact environment.