Installing Dashboard Application Services Hub and the UI components

Install the Dashboard Application Services Hub and all the UI components. This applies to the Netcool®/OMNIbus WebGUI, the Event Analytics component, fix packs, and optionally Reporting Services.

The UI components are installed in two stages. First, IBM® WebSphere® Application Server and Jazz® for Service Management are installed, which provide the underlying UI technology. Then, the WebGUI and the extension packages that support the Event Analytics component and the event search capability are installed. After installation, configure the WebGUI to integrate with Operations Analytics - Log Analysis and support the topology search capability.

You can optionally install Reporting Services 3.1 into Dashboard Application Services Hub. You can set up Network Manager and Netcool Configuration Manager to work with Reporting Services by installing their respective reports when installing the products. Netcool/OMNIbus 8.1.0 and later can be integrated with Reporting Services 3.1 to support reporting on events. To configure this integration, connect Reporting Services to a relational database through a gateway. Then, import the report package that is supplied with Netcool/OMNIbus into Reporting Services. For more information about event reporting, see the Netcool/OMNIbus documentation, Importing event summary reports into Tivoli® Common Reporting external link.

Before you begin


  1. Start Installation Manager and install Jazz for Service Management.
    The packages that you need to install are as follows.
    Package Description
    IBM WebSphere Application Server for Jazz for Service Management Select version If version 8.0.5 is also identified, clear it.
    IBM WebSphere SDK Java™ Technology Edition  
    Jazz for Service Management Select the following items for installation.
    • Jazz for Service Management extension for IBM WebSphere 8.5.
    • Dashboard Application Services Hub 3.1.3.x.
    Reporting Services 3.1 This package is optional. Select it if you want to run reports for events and network management.
  2. Install the packages that constitute the WebGUI and extensions.
    Package Description
    Netcool/OMNIbus WebGUI This is the base component that installs the WebGUI.
    Install tools and menus for event search with IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis This package installs the tools that launch the custom apps of the Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Insight® Pack from the event lists.
    Netcool Operations Insight Extensions for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus WebGUI This package installs the Event Analytics GUIs.

    WebGUI fix pack, as specified in On-premises components.

    This is the fix pack that contains the extensions for the topology search capability.
  3. Configure the WebGUI.
    For example, the connection to a data source (ObjectServer), users, groups, and so on.
    You can use the WebGUI configuration tool to do this. For more information, see link.
  4. Configure the integration with Operations Analytics - Log Analysis.
    Ensure that the server.init file has the following properties set:
    If you need to change any of these values, restart the WebGUI server.
  5. Set up the WebGUI Administration API client.
  6. Install the tools and menus to launch the custom apps of the Network Manager Insight Pack in the Operations Analytics - Log Analysis UI from the WebGUI.
    In $WEBGUI_HOME/extensions/LogAnalytics, run the runwaapi command against the scalaEventTopology.xml file.
        $WEBGUI_HOME/waapi/bin/runwaapi -user username -password password -file scalaEventTopology.xml
    Where username and password are the credentials of the administrator user that are defined in the $WEBGUI_HOME/waapi/etc/waapi.init properties file that controls the WAAPI client.

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