Tobin Isenberg

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About Tobin Isenberg

I have been working with NetIQ Operations Center since 1999. It has had many names over the years: Formula, Managed Objects, Business Service Manager, Novell and now NetIQ Operations Center. There are many things in the product that can be done multiple ways. Depending on many factors some ways are better than others. My blogs are only to be used as guidance and not the final answer as to how things should be done.

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I had a question earlier today, the customer created a custom NodeStyle (IE: element icon) and within the Service Model View, they wanted the element to not show up unless it had children elements. I’ve discussed a few different things with Nodestyles in my blogs before, the idea is that you want to create custom…

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Feb 13, 2015
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NetIQ Operations Center (NOC) has an great integration option called Data Integrator.  It is one of the most popular integrations (AKA: Adapter) our customers use.  In fact, many customers use multiple Data Integrator Adapters.  For more information on Operations Center Adapters, read this Blog Anyways, within Data Integrator you have the ability to set up…

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Feb 10, 2015
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From time to time, installation of NetIQ Operations Center needs a custom action put into place such as a custom right-click, an automation or even a scheduled job.  These actions can make connections to database to read or write data, put data into a log file or email administrators.  We have even had customers over…

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Feb 4, 2015
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For those of you already familiar with NetIQ Operations Center’s Service Configuration Manager (AKA: SCM and/or BSCM), I’m going to discuss a specific feature of it.   I’m not going to go into SCM basics, just the specific feature of using a Hierarchy File. If you have ever encountered the situation where you need to…

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Feb 3, 2015
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The other day I was helping someone with building a compiled java application and then calling it from NetIQ Operations Center.  I figured the basics of this would be something good to share with others.   I’m not going to go into a full blown complied java example, just the skeleton.  The uses of this can…

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Jan 28, 2015
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But the fire is so delightful. And since we have no place to go, Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow! (props to Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne). It’s true, I love a good snow storm, dustings are a joke, 4 inches of snow is decent, 1 foot or more of snow is…

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Jan 27, 2015
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Yah I know, another top 10 list, ok, this one is just 5, I was feeling a bit lazy today.  The reality is, each organization is different.  They have either not gotten to this point (list below) yet, or they are in it, or they have moved past some of them… or all (doubtful).  …

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Jan 21, 2015
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I have had the luxury of working with so many (customers) companies over the years and seeing how their IT department is run.  With that I have learned so many things, both good and bad.  In some cases I have learned things that has changed some of my perceptions of how things should be done…

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Jan 15, 2015
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You may not be aware but NetIQ’s AppManager has been upgraded with a bunch of new features.   The upgrade may not be obvious to the public, this was done a bit differently, it is not a dot upgrade (ie; 8.x to 9.x, 9.1 to 9.2), it is by activating the new features (even for…

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Jan 15, 2015
3:33 pm
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Just in case you missed the announcement, I thought I’d spend a few minutes covering what is new with the recently released version 5.5 of NetIQ Operations Center. One of the main differences is the Network tab in the Operators Console (think thick client).   There was a wonderful library we have been using since…

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Jan 13, 2015
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