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Web GUI Netcool Health Dashboard

Many of Orb Data’s customers have been interested in the latest Web GUI Fix Pack, v8.1.0.6, to enable them to move to a fully java-free experience for the operators. This panacea will remove the headache of juggling multiple java versions for the various operator applications. The Web GUI Event Viewer has been available as a fully functional replacement […]

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Netcool/OMNIbus Web GUI Maps

As a staple part of the Netcool/Webtop product, which is now shipped as Netcool/OMNIbus Web GUI, the Map interactive graphical view feature has been around for a long time but a recent customer engagement reminded me how useful it can be when there is a need for a high-level or management style dashboard view. If […]

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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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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 do you monitor the Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS) server?

There are 3 ways that you can use to do this: Monitor the TWS Master and Backup Domain Manager with event-driven rules ITM integration Or lastly using the Orb Data TWS 8.X agent. This blog briefly discusses each option. Monitoring with event-driven workload automation rules. EDWA. Some basic monitoring of the TWS server can 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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What is the best way to add maintenance windows with IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM), Impact and OMNIbus?

During day to day operations most IT environments are subject to some degree of planned change or managed outage. If effective monitoring is in place, it is highly likely that this type of activity will result in the generation of “false-positive” alerts that have little or no value to the business whilst the work is […]

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