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Building Business Service Topology views with ServiceNow, Omnibus, Impact and DASH

In this blog I will take a look at how you can bring data from your ServiceNow CMDB to your OMNIbus events and use the Dashboard Application Service Hub (DASH) topology view to visualise the service component hierarchy and the impact of those events.

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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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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 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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Events, my dear boy, events

Last updated on June 19th 2011 by Simon Barnes When Harold Macmillan became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on the 10th January 1957 he probably didn’t think 54 years later he would appear in a blog about Enterprise Systems Management. However one thing he said during his period of office is just as […]

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