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Audience

This intermediate course is for Netcool/OMNIbus 8.1 administrators and advanced users.


Prerequisites

You should have:

    • Linux operating system skills.
    • Basic SQL knowledge.

Knowledge of LDAP is beneficial.

You can also take IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus 8.1 Installation and Configuration (TN025G)


Duration

4 days.


Objectives

This course is designed for IBM Netcool/OMNIbus 8.1 advanced users and administrators. It includes hands-on lab exercises that are based on a distributed deployment of Netcool/OMNIbus. You start with two images with Netcool/OMNIbus installed and deployed in a high-availability configuration. You use this environment to explore advanced administration topics and deploy advanced features. Note that product installation is not covered in this class. Product installation is covered in Netcool/OMNIbus 8.1 Installation and Configuration (TN025G).

Objectives include:

      • Perform the major functions of the Netcool/OMNIbus Administrator utility.
      • Use both basic and advanced SQL.
      • Configure and run probe integrations.
      • Configure and use advanced probe functions.
      • Configure and implement Web GUI load balancing.
      • Customize Tivoli Common Reporting portal reports.
      • Configure core components and standard integration for SSL and FIPS 140-2 compliance.
      • Implement and examine the ESF-based, multi-tiered architecture.


Topics

Introduction to Netcool/OMNIbus administration
Overview.
Stopping and starting components.
Backing up and restoring.
Applying maintenance.
Modifying behavior.

ObjectServer administration
ObjectServer structure.
Modifying the ObjectServer structure.
Creating ObjectServers.

Probes
MIB Manager.
Probe high availability.
Remote probe administration.

Automations
Basic SQL.
ObjectServer automations.
SQL code blocks.
Database triggers.
Temporal triggers.
Signal triggers.
ObjectServer procedures.

Web GUI administration
Filters, view, and event grouping.
Tools, prompts, and menus.
Maps.
Gauges.
Basic dashboard creation.
Web GUI administrative API.

User administration
User administration overview.
ObjectServer user administration.
Web GUI user administration.
Creating Web GUI startup pages.

Customizing Tivoli Common Reporting reports
Overview.
Framework Manager.
Modifying the data model.

Web GUI high availability
Dashboard Application Services Hub.
Web GUI.
Setting up a load balanced cluster.
Cluster administration.

Security
Netcool/OMNIbus security elements.
Using SSL for client and server communications.
Encryption and FIPS compliance.

Multitiered architectures.
Overview.
Deploying the architecture.

S5 Box

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