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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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It’s the end of the road for Netcool OMNIbus 7.4

Recently my toaster which I’d had for 32 years toasted its last slice of bread and I was forced to replace it with a newer model. Even though the toaster was cheap and looked ugly it worked just fine and was the first thing my mother bought me when I left home and so I […]

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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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