Alarms

While setting up an automation to automatically email out notifications that a particular service has turned critical or a new critical alarm was received is useful, there are other situations where it would be useful to email data from NOC in an adhoc manner.  Sometimes sending the alarm (as an example) is not enough, you…

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Tobin Isenberg
Nov 15, 2013
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Within the Operations Center Console (Java webstart client), you can right-click on alarms or elements to perform actions (AKA: Operations).  These actions are exposed by underlying Adapters and/or are Operations Center specific.   Operations can be used to perform actions such as Close, Acknowledge, Suppress and many other things.   If you find that while…

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Tobin Isenberg
Nov 11, 2013
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This December, the release of NetIQ Operations Center Patch Bundle (PB) 4, offers an exciting addition to the Operations Center Dashboard….the Information Portlet. Along with viewing summary and status information for an element or service, you can use the Information Portlet to easily access alarms, root cause data, layout drawings, and all properties information –…

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Karen Nemzek
Dec 21, 2012
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Several Management tools have an ability for the end user to suppress an alarm or a device but not every management tool provides this feature. By suppress I mean to click something in the native console and make the alarm/device go quiet for a period of time. One example of this is an alarm showing up that a server is down. The first level operator…

Tobin Isenberg
Aug 29, 2012
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Have you ever wished you could highlight a few alarms in the NetIQ Operations Center console, copy them to the clipboard and then paste them into an email, or a help desk ticket or somewhere else? Guess what – you can. There is not out of box feature for this, but with a few clicks and the small script below, you’ll be on your way. In order to leverage…

Tobin Isenberg
May 31, 2012
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I was working with an engineer today, he was setting up Novell Operations Center (BSM) in an environment that had several data feeds. One of the challenges he had was one of the feeds had the short name of the server, another feed had a mixture of TCP/IP address, short host name and fully qualified host name. When setting up the views we do have ways to automatically correlate different data points using different rules but… we do also have ways to clean up the data.

Tobin Isenberg
Sep 16, 2010
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