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IBM Application Performance Diagnostics Lite: The Basics

IBM recently released the IBM Application Performance Diagnostics (APD)  Lite product, but what is it? What does it do? How can it help you? The product homepage can be found here and contains a product demonstration video as well as a download  area for the software and associated documentation. So what does IBM say it actually is? […]

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Netcool/OMNIbus Probe for SCOM: Out with the old and in with the new

The original version of the Netcool/OMNIbus Probe for SCOM 2007 proved somewhat troublesome to configure, specifically the communication that required the set-up of SSL certificates. Thankfully the latest version relies on standard Kerberos authentication and so configuration is much simplified. The Netcool/OMNIbus Probes for SCOM (there are versions to support SCOM2007 and SCOM2012) collect alarms […]

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Integrate Solarwinds events with IBM Tivoli Netcool OMNIbus

Over the last few years I have come across more and more network management teams using the Solarwinds suite to manage their estate. The Solarwinds products are competitively priced and easy to install and it is this ease of install that negates the need for a company to pay for a consultant to install and […]

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Nagios SMS and Voice alert notifications

I have recently been asked to review the options for SMS/Voice notifications that can be integrated into a customer’s Nagios environment. Whilst there are plenty of ways to do this, I narrowed it down to these three methods: 1. SMS Alerting via direct integration or e-mail parsing: SMS alerts are sent using third party hosted […]

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The Challenge of ITM v6.3 and Jazz for SM

IBM Tivoli Monitoring v6.3 has introduced a number of new components to the ITM solution based around Jazz for Service Management and “The Dashboard Application Service Hub”, i.e. the renamed Tivoli Integrated Portal. So is this all just a case of rebadging? What is Jazz for SM and how does it shape up? The combination […]

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Advanced Event Management: Making full use of the tools you have

Operational Views

Over the last few years I have spent a great deal of time working within the event management arena for numerous and varied customers. This experience has enabled me to look across differing environments and compare the how’s and why’s of solution design and creation. Food for thought Businesses naturally spend time developing, and even perfecting their Event Management solution […]

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How can I Integrate IBM Tivoli Netcool with Service Now?

I recently completed an integration of IBM Tivoli Netcool Impact 6.1 and Netcool/OMNIbus with ServiceNow. This blog will outline the process and methods that can be used to integrate the manager of managers (OMNIbus) with a service desk solution such as ServiceNow. The customer requirement was for any event that met a specific set of criteria would be […]

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What is the Netcool/OMNIbus v7.4 Mobile Event Dashboard?

I’ve been having fun and games with Netcool/OMNIbus v7.4 over the past few weeks since GA. The new release is continuing the slow plod to enabling access via mobile devices. Following in the footsteps of the gauges is the Mobile Event Dashboard, the mobile device equivalent of the Event Dashboard. From a TIP perspective there […]

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