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Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus 8.1.0 Fix Pack 18, 8.1.0-TIV-NCOMNIbus-FP0018

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Abstract

This fix pack is a cumulative fix release and addresses APARs and internally found issues since the release of OMNIbus 8.1.0 fix pack 17.

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Notice: IBM will withdraw support for the selected Netcool product versions licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement.

Java 8 Important Information

This upgrade uninstalls the existing IBM Java 7 and installs the latest version of the IBM Java 8 JRE. If any of the Java 7 files were modified since the v8.1 installation, then these modified files are removed during the upgrade process, with the exception of the java.security file. Before you perform the upgrade, backup these modified files to a private location, then after the upgrade reapply the modifications. The Java 8 java.security file has big differences to the Java 7 java.security file, so any modifications will need to be applied after reviewing the default file.

IBM Java 8 will NOT run on some older versions of operating systems, which include the following operating systems:
- AIX 6.1 before Tech Level 9
- Older versions of Linux (due to a GLIBC 2.7 requirement)
- Solaris SPARC 32 bit (IBM Java on Solaris SPARC is 64 bit only)

The following defect solutions are included in this release:

8.1.0-TIV-NCOMNIbus-FP0018
--------------------------

IJ01907
        To address potential security issues, the LDAP libraries used
        by Netcool/OMNIbus are now updated to SDS version 6.3.1.24


IJ08574
        Probes used to leak memory when re-reading rules files,
        especially if the probe included the same rules file repeatedly
        (such as in NcKL). This issue is now resolved.


IJ08930
        If the data to be sent through the nco_probeeventfactory script
        on UNIX contained multiple = characters then the script would use
        the last = character as the delimiter between name and value. The
        script now uses the first = character as the delimiter.


IJ09087
        The Event Scoping extension for Netcool/OMNIbus contains
        instructions and code to upgrade an OMNIbus 8.1 fixpack 16
        installation to the enhanced features that are shipped in OMNIbus
        8.1 fixpack 17.
        The mapping specification for the
        'master.correlation_priority_children' table was missing from
        bi-di gateway AGG_GATE mapping files in the
        OMNIHOME/extensions/eventgrouping/update/update81fp16to81fp17
        directory that were shipped as:
          AGG_GATE.policy.map.parts
          AGG_GATE.policy.tblrep.def.parts

        These files have been renamed to:
          AGG_GATE.map.parts
          AGG_GATE.tblrep.def.parts

        and updated to include the the mapping specification for the
        'master.correlation_priority_children' table.


IJ09115
        On Windows,  the last line of an external probe lookup table was
        not read in by the probe. This issue is now fixed.


IJ10282
        As of Netool Operations Insight 1.5 there is an alternative
        licensing model for cloud based environments that is based on
        event count, rather than device count. This fixpack contains
        optional tools and configuration items that need to be installed
        to enable the gathering of event statistics at the probe(s), then
        periodically sent on to the ObjectServer where the event count
        data is aggregated across all probes. For auditing purposes, a
        report of event count per calendar month can be created via the
        ObjectServer's interactive SQL interface.


IJ10825
        The JRE for Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus V8.1.0 is updated to IBM JRE
        8.0 SR5 FP25, this also addresses possible security issues.

 

Installation Instructions

OMNIbus core 8.1 must be installed prior to installing this Fixpack.
Fixpacks are cumulative, the latest Fixpack can be applied to update
OMNIbus core to the latest Fixpack version.

IMPORTANT: Before installing this fix, ensure that all Tivoli Network
Management applications on your computer are shut down.

Installation Manager
--------------------
The latest version of Installation Manager is recommended and can be
downloaded from http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27025142

Check the required version of IBM Installation Manager in the IBM Software
Product Compatibility Reports at:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/prodguid/v1r0/clarity/index.html

Check the Installation Manager and OMNIbus version installed by running the
command:
imcl listInstalledPackages -features -long
which can be found in the following locations:
Windows: install_dir\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse\tools
Linux and UNIX: install_dir/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools

Installation manager can be started in console mode by running the command:
imcl -c
which can be found in the following locations:
Windows: install_dir\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse\tools
Linux and UNIX: install_dir/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse/tools

Installation manager can be started in GUI mode by running the application:
IBMIM
which can be found in the following locations:
Windows: install_dir\IBM\Installation Manager\eclipse
Linux and UNIX: install_dir/IBM/InstallationManager/eclipse

At any stage if you encounter difficulties using Installation Manager
you can consult the built in help or the latest Installation Manager
documentation by searching IBM Knowledge Center at
https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSDV2W/im_family_welcome.html.

Using IBM Passport Advantage(r)
-------------------------------
If your computer has internet access and you have an IBM Passport
Advantage account, you can update packages directly from Passport
Advantage.
1. Start Installation Manager.
2. Under the Preferences option, select Repositories and make
sure the "Search service repositories during installation
and updates" is checked.
3. Select the update option and select the "IBM Tivoli Netcool
OMNIbus" entry from the list of packages to find updates for.

Local Repository
----------------
Extract the Fixpack into a new temporary directory, then specify the
repository in the preferences before you update. Each package must
be extracted into a new directory.
1. Start Installation Manager.
2. Under the Preferences option, select Repositories and add a
new repository. Give the location of the extracted
OMNIbusRepository/composite directory
3. Select the update option and select the "IBM Tivoli Netcool
OMNIbus" entry from the list of packages to find updates for.

Electronic Software Delivery(ESD) Zip File
----------------------------------------------
If you have downloaded the ESD for Fix Pack 18 then:
1. Create a directory to store the files and extract the contents
on the zip file into this.
2. If you have installed Installation Manager using either
Administrator or Nonadministrator mode, run the update_gui
script to launch Installation Manager into the update panel
without the requirement of configuring the update repository.
3. If the script fails, or Installation Manager is installed in
Group mode, or you want to run in console mode, then you must
configure the update repository as in the Local Repository
above, with the new repository being the extracted
OMNIbusRepository/composite directory.
4. Select the "IBM Tivoli Netcool OMNIbus" entry from the list of
packages to find updates for.

On
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Product Alias/Synonym

Tivoli Netcool OMNIbus

Problems (APARS) fixed
IJ01907;IJ08574;IJ08930;IJ09087;IJ09115;IJ10282;IJ10825;IJ00723;IJ01428;IJ01536;IJ02556;IJ02853;IJ03072;IJ03480;IJ04088;IV79173;IV81481;IV82062;IV89921;IV89106;IV89509;IV90524;IV91125;IV91244;IV55784;IV56455;IV56609;IV59634;IV59959;IV60193;IV61491;IV61642;IV62192;IV62891;IV63168;IV63169;IV63203;IV63212;IV63220;IV63222;IV63225;IV63228;IV63229;IV63230;IV63230;IV63234;IV63236;IV63237;IV63248;IV63249;IV63757;IV63758;IV63759;IV51280;IV62328;IV64024;IV64030;IV64823;IV64841;IV65579;IV68196;IV68690;IV68940;IV69161;IV69293;IV69933;IV69934;IV69143;IV70540;IV71122;IV61840;IV67946;IV68107;IV68942;IV72682;IV73109;IV73123;IV73221;IV73279;IV73670;IV73963;IV74587;IV74679;IV74891;IV75451;IV75452;IV75473;IV75482;IV75484;IV75494;IV75501;IV75502;IV75555;IV75641;IV75687;IV75900;IV76107;IV69160;IV75714;IV77594;IV77881;IV78263;IV78277;IV78667;IV78761;IV79182;IV78816;IV79413;IV79952;IV78818;IV80092;IV80567;IV80895;IV81216;IV81225

Document Information

Modified date:
17 December 2018

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ibm10733443