The following post was authored by Ashutosh Engg, Manager for Dell connection for HP/IBM/CA products.
Dell OpenManage Connection for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
With the release of Dell OpenManage Connection v1.0 for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus 7.3.1, Datacenter customers who use Netcool/OMNIbus console will be able to monitor Dell Servers and Dell EqualLogic devices.
The salient features of this connection are as follows:
IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus is a service level management (SLM) system that delivers real-time, centralized monitoring of complex networks and IT domains. Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus improves service availability and resiliency with real-time service management for data centers, network operations centers and IT domains. It also integrates with the broader Tivoli portfolio for a single view of operations, including cross-domain correlation, and common visualization, navigation, security and reporting and launch-in-context capabilities.
Datacenter customers who use Netcool/OMNIbus console can use this connection with no additional cost for monitoring Dell Servers and Dell EqualLogic devices.
This release integrates with IBM OMNIbus components ObjectServer, MTTrapd SNMP probe, Desktop, and Web GUI. The integration consists of automation triggers for supporting automatic correlation of Dell Server and Dell EqualLogic events, tools and menus for supporting the console launch for the Dell devices.
The entry point is MTTrapd SNMP Probe (multi-threaded SNMP trap listener provided by the IBM OMNIbus), which intercepts and process SNMP traps from devices (like Dell Servers and Dell EQL Storage devices).
The ObjectServer is the core component of Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus and is a high-speed memory-resident database that acts as a centralized data repository for the fault information. ObjectServer provides support to configure the conversion classes, tools (event context with association of conversion class) and automations (procedures, triggers and user-defined signals) in its database using the OMNIbus Administrative console. Dell Automation Triggers (OMSA automation trigger and OMSS automation trigger) configurations are configured at ObjectServer in order to support Dell Server events correlation. Dell Tool configurations are also configured at ObjectServer and it consists of Dell Menus, Menu-items and its corresponding association of tools and class
Event List is an OMNIbus Desktop application, which is used for viewing and managing events in the OMNIbus environment.
Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Web GUI is a Web-based application that processes network events from one or more data sources (ObjectServers) and has its own database for tools, user, roles, etc.,. Similar to Desktop user, a Web GUI user will be able to launch event context-specific Dell Tools from the Active Event list web application.
Dell Server and Dell EqualLogic Storage Arrays Events are shown in OMNIbus Console with respective classes to uniquely identify their events. Here is an Example:
Dell Server and EqualLogic events are automatically correlated when the corresponding resolution events are received at OMNIbus console. The problem events correspond to the resolution events will be automatically cleared and both the events will be shown with Clear severity events. Here is an example:
Dell EqualLogic Storage Arrays supports 1x1 console for managing the EqualLogic devices. Once the Events are shown in the OMNIbus console, the context based menu items are available on right clicking the events to launch the EqualLogic Group Manager console from the OMNIbus console. Here is an example to launch the EqualLogic Group Manager Console.
Dell Server supports 1x1 console for managing them. Once the Events are shown in the OMNIbus console, the context based menu items are available for launching OpenManage Server Administrator web console from OMNIbus console. The Server Administrator Web Server console tool can be used for the servers where the remote management support is enabled. Hence this supports the login to the multiple servers using the OpenManage Server Administrator Web Server console. The Server Administrator console tool can be used for the direct 1x1 console launch for the servers.
Here is an example of Launching the OpenManage Server Administrator and OpenManage Server Administrator Web Server Console directly from the OMNIbus Event List.
For the latest version of this release, see the Dell Support website at "support.dell.com" . Release documents are available here. <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>