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It’s a New Day for Charting with NetIQ Operations Center 5.0 Patch Bundle 8

Karen Nemzek

By: Karen Nemzek

March 5, 2014 11:17 am

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With the release of NetIQ Operations Center 5.0 Patch Bundle 8 (PB8), there is a new way to chart performance and metric data– the Charting portlet. If you are using the Charts tab in the Information portlet, the new Charting portlet will look familiar.  The Charting portlet brings the ability to chart multiple elements and …

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NetIQ Operations Center – Creating Status Dashboards (IE: scorecard)

Tobin Isenberg

By: Tobin Isenberg

February 19, 2014 3:51 pm

Reads: 973

Creating a Dashboard that shows a high level status of Services, Processes, Technologies, etc is a common theme with NetIQ Operations Center customers.   I typically refer to these as score cards because they show a high level metric (grade, color, etc) of a single category.  Some customers even categorize the metric.   In the …

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NetIQ Operations Center – Regex Matching for Views

Tobin Isenberg

By: Tobin Isenberg

February 12, 2014 11:03 am

Reads: 144

There are a few places in Operations Center where you can utilize Regular Expressions (AKA: RegEx) to set up views, specify matching criteria, etc. For this blog I will cover some basics of RegEx. One of the most common places to use RegEx is within a “Match” when setting …

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NetIQ Operations Center – Customize a Container Layout

Tobin Isenberg

By: Tobin Isenberg

February 3, 2014 1:49 pm

Reads: 307

I’m sure that most of you are familiar with the default layout (see below) where we use the Gradient Bubble nodestyle and show the elements in a tree manner in the Layout view. I have blogged on how to change the default nodestyles (element icon) for individual views as well as changing the default globally. …

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Workflow automation with NetIQ Operations Center and NetIQ Aegis

Martin Cotter

By: Martin Cotter

January 29, 2014 12:17 pm

Reads: 307

Aegis doesn’t need application specific adapters to integrate with applications.  No programming or scripting required – you will need some experience with Aegis though! Please note this procedure is based on NetIQ Operations Center 5.0 with Patch Bundle 7. – It may work exactly as is for other versions of Operations Center unless there are …

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NetIQ Operations Center – Using fscript utility

Tobin Isenberg

By: Tobin Isenberg

January 17, 2014 11:55 am

Reads: 124

Customers routinely create custom scripts (Right clicks, Automations, Jobs, etc) to send out emails, bring up element/alarm data, open a helpdesk ticket, etc. While parts of the java script are NOC related, most of the scripting is around java. For instance, sending an email or adding a row to a database is a java exercise, …

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NetIQ Operations Center – Getting Started

Tobin Isenberg

By: Tobin Isenberg

January 14, 2014 8:39 am

Reads: 265

NetIQ Operations Center (NOC) is comprised of a few different areas for installing and configuring.  In some cases I have blogs supporting those areas, but no specific blog on the steps to install and completely configure the product.  In this blog I will lead you through the overall install and steps.  Since each implementation is …

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NetIQ Operations Center – Creating alarms programmatically

Tobin Isenberg

By: Tobin Isenberg

January 7, 2014 4:47 pm

Reads: 309

From time to time there is a need to create a custom alarm inside of Operations Center either due to some specific process you are trying to set up or due to NOC not having an adapter to a third party product.   I assume that you have read THIS BLOG on the different integration options and …

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NetIQ Operations Center – SCM – Dynamic/Fixed feature (pre-subscribe to future elements)

Tobin Isenberg

By: Tobin Isenberg

November 26, 2013 4:35 pm

Reads: 261

Most customers leverage the Service Configuration Manager to automatically build and maintain views.  The basic concept is that Service Configuration Manager uses one or more trees in an adapter to build the skeleton of a view such as Services, Customers, Technologies.   The adapters typically connect to a Management Tool, Asset database, CMDB or some …

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Operations Center – Static Match vs Dynamic (and more)

Tobin Isenberg

By: Tobin Isenberg

November 18, 2013 5:55 pm

Reads: 583

When setting up views in Operations Center (manually, viewbuilder, Service Configuration Manager, etc), you have several ways to relate elements from adapters (or other views) to your view. For instance, suppose you were setting up a view of the important Services within the Enterprise. The first level of the view might be things (elements) like: …

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