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Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus 7.3.1 Fix Pack 7, 7.3.1-TIV-NCOMNIbus-FP0007



This fix pack is a cumulative fix release and addresses APARs and internally found issues since the release of OMNIbus 7.3.1 Fix Pack 6.

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* Error(s) have been reported against this maintenance vehicle
* that do not cause problems with existing function.
* Please see APARs IV33104 and IV37335 for details.

The following defect solutions are included in this release:

A reference to a row variable in a subselect clause is permitted
only if the row variable is on a different nesting level.
The following example is NOT allowed:
create or replace procedure test1()
for each row status_row in alerts.status where status_row.Identifier not in
(select status_row.Identifier from alerts.test_tab )
The following example IS allowed:
create or replace procedure test1()
for each row t_group in catalog.trigger_groups
for each row trig in catalog.trigger_stats where
trig.TriggerName in ( select TriggerName from catalog.triggers where GroupName = t_group.GroupName )

When a Netcool/OMNIbus client and server are both running in the
same locale, such as UTF-8, a character set conversion multiplier
is incorrectly applied to string data transmitted between
components. This multiplier causes display problems in clients
such as nco_sql, where column headers of result-set data are
displayed as bigger than their actual size.
This problem has been fixed. The fix ensures that no character
set conversion multiplier is applied when both client and server
are running in the same locale.

Probes that run in circular store-and-forward mode should replay
all events for the last 'RollSAFInterval' during failover to a
backup ObjectServer.
When the primary and backup ObjectServers are configured as a
virtual pair, probes do not replay the events that were cached
during the last 'RollSAFInterval' when the primary ObjectServer
is failing over to the backup ObjectServer.
This problem has been fixed.

When the ObjectServer MaxLogFileSize property is set to a value
greater than 2 GB, the log file is not rotated but instead grows
indefinitely. This problem has been fixed.

The SQL interactive interface on UNIX (nco_sql) did not prompt
for a password when running SQL commands from a file and when the
-nosecure option was also used.
In the following example, no password prompt appears and the
nco_sql connection fails:
nco_sql -server NCOMS -user root -nosecure < sample.sql
A new -input option has been added to nco_sql to allow the
password prompt to appear, and the connection to succeed, when
running SQL commands from a file using the -nosecure option.
This option can also be used when the -nosecure option is not
used, instead of the old file input syntax (< sample.sql).
The new way to execute this command is:
nco_sql -server NCOMS -user root -nosecure -input sample.sql

A port scan by a Qualsys scanner can cause the ObjectServer to
terminate. This problem has been fixed.

A deadlock can cause the ObjectServer to hang. This problem can
occur if an array bound error occurs during a subselect in a FOR
EACH ROW loop. This problem has been resolved.

For locales with multi-byte character sets, such as ja_JP.sjis,
probe application names specified by the probe Name property are
not populated in the ObjectServer. This problem has been fixed.

The GSKit component used by Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus is upgraded to
version This is done to address a potential security
problem that is fixed in this version of GSKit.

When enabled, the escalate_off, flash_not_ack, and
mail_on_critical triggers must be members of the primary_only
trigger group so that they execute only on the acting primary
server in a failover configuration setup.
For newly initiated servers, this problem has been resolved in
For existing servers, if the three triggers are enabled, move
them to the primary_only trigger group by connecting to the
server and executing the following SQL commands:
alter trigger escalate_off set group primary_only;
alter trigger flash_not_ack set group primary_only;
alter trigger mail_on_critical set group primary_only;

The ObjectServer can terminate unexpectedly when multiple clients
attempt to log on concurrently while it is starting up. The
following message is written to log:
OpenServer - Fatal Connect Error: 16382/15/0E-IPC005-001 mutex is
already created
This is caused by a timing window in the initialization code and
does not occur after a log-on has completed.
This problem has been resolved.

The Netcool/OMNIbus Tivoli EIF and TSRM gateways can hang on
start-up. This problem has been resolved.

Date - Summary of Changes
29 April 2013 - Document created
1 May 2013 - Updated for:
IV33104: LDAP does not authenticate when using SSL as expected on AIX 6.1
IV37335: EIF Gateway does not initialize correctly


This fix pack installs on any GA Release of Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus 7.3.1.

Installation Instructions


IMPORTANT: Before installing this fix, ensure that all Tivoli Network
Management applications on your computer have been shutdown.

Extract the contents of 7.3.1-TIV-NCOMNIbus-<arch>-FP0007.tar
in to a temporary directory, replacing the <arch> placeholder with the
string identifying your platform.

From within the directory enter the following command to install this fix



IMPORTANT: Before installing this fix, ensure that all Tivoli Network
Management applications on your computer have been shutdown.

Extract the contents of
in to a temporary directory.

To install this fix interactively double click install.exe.

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Problems (APARS) fixed

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Modified date:
15 June 2018