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Workload Automation – Part 5b: Vexing Variables – variable tables

In the next part of this blog series we will look at variable tables. As mentioned in my previous blog, variable tables were introduced with TWS 8.5 and supplement the use of parameter values in earlier TWS versions. Variable tables Variables are held in variable tables which are stored in the TWS database. This provides […]

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Workload Automation – Part 5a: Vexing Variables – parms

In the next part of this blog series we will look at variables used within TWS. This can be a confusing area especially for those long-time users of TWS as the use of “parameters” and “variables” is sometimes interchangeable. And that’s before we look at when variables get resolved – at job submission time or […]

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Passing Event Rule variables to Action arguments

This blog shows how to configure passing a variable from an event rule to an event action. The example shown passed a variable to the Run Command action, but the same approach can be used to pass it to any event action that accepts arguments. You can check which actions accept arguments by checking the […]

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Searching for the Holy Grail

Ever since I started deploying enterprise system management (ESM) solutions the Holy Grail has been finding a methodology for Rapid Deployment. Twenty to twenty-five years ago a typical project would not be counted in days or hours but months and years. I spent a pleasant 9 months in Frankfurt deploying Tivoli and when I left […]

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Run Nagios XI on non-standard ports

Is your Nagios renewal coming up? Let us quote and we will guarantee to  beat your normal price. Take a look here to get an initial quote without any sales interaction. One of the more common tasks performed by System Monitoring/OSS administrators is to configure the OSS to run on non-standard ports. Usually there is […]

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Device counter report the sequel (adding a historical dashboard)

Following on from the sterling work of my colleague Nick Lansdowne, this blog will build upon Nick’s blog to provide a historical view of the device count numbers. This historical view will leverage the work discussed in Nick’s previous blog (Netcool/OMNIbus License Compliance: Easy access to your device counter report). A historical view is useful […]

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NOI v1.4.1.2: Event Analytics Configuration made easy

NOI v1.4.1.2 was released at the end of last week (18th May 2018) and includes fix packs for Netcool/OMNIbus Core v8.1 (FP16), Netcool/OMNIbus Web GUI v8.1 (FP13) and Netcool/Impact v7.1 (FP13). Note, I’d also recommended the latest cumulative patch for Jazz for SM v1.1.3.1 is installed, CP06. One of the most welcome feature enhancement is […]

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Netcool/OMNIbus License Compliance: Easy access to your device counter report

Device Count Report

The Device Counter extension shipped with Netcool/OMNIbus v8.1 is designed to assist with entitlement reviews by logging the number of unique systems that have sent events to your Netcool/OMNIbus infrastructure. The counts are grouped by device type (Network, Server and Client) and is available from a log file on the Aggregation ObjectServer. With a few […]

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Danshari – The age of minimalist monitoring

Danshari is a Japanese concept meaning to declutter. It is formed of 3 ideograms (断捨離), meaning “refuse”, “dispose” and “separate”. I’m reading a book at the moment called Goodbye Things by Fumio Sasaki in which he shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement […]

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Workload Automation – DataStage Jobs

  Define Common Variable Table Assumptions – all DataStage jobs execute through the same pool or agent workstation. Define a variable table to hold parameters common to all DataStage jobs and ADD the variable table to the pool/workstation definition. Do this by editing the workstation definition and supplying a variable tale value. This will need […]

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