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10 Reasons why you should be using Predictive Insights

BM have designed and developed Predictive Insights from the ground-up and because of that it has been able to respond to customer demands and requirements for a real-time performance analysis tool. But why should your company consider using Predictive Insights? Here are 10 reasons why Predictive Insights can quickly help you improve the quality of your enterprise monitoring, reduce incidents and save money.

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Java-Free Web GUI

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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IBM Tivoli Netcool presents the new Java gateway for ServiceNow

Recently IBM released a Java gateway for ServiceNow (nco_g_servicenow-2_0), which marks the first time that IBM have released a dedicated integration to connect OMNIbus and ServiceNow together. Previously it has only been possible to connect OMNIbus and ServiceNow via Netcool/Impact (as detailed in one of my previous blogs) however ServiceNow no longer supports the Netcool […]

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Netcool Operations Insight – What exactly is it and how can I get it?

Only a few years ago when we were installing monitoring tools (and more specifically Data Warehouses) a common limiting factor was the storage capacity needed. However over the last few years and with the advent of cloud and very cheap storage the problem has shifted. The issue now is how companies can make sense of […]

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Have you tried the Netcool IDE?

Build SNMP rules quickly… Recently I have begun using the Netcool IDE to build and develop rules for probes. Specifically, the master of all probes, the “MTTrapd probe” and it has proven to be quite handy. Prior to using the Netcool IDE I had been using editors such as vi to edit rules. We at […]

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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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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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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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