A.4 BMC Software Event Manager

Table A-4 BMC Software Event Manager Adapter Properties




A comma-delimited list that determines which alarm columns display and the order in which the alarm items display (date/time, rule, etc.) in the Alarms view. The defaults are: Status, Class, Description.


The length of time, in seconds, to display an alarm after closing it in the Operations Center console. Enter ‑1 to display the alarm indefinitely. Enter 0 to remove it immediately. The default is 1800.


The length of time, in seconds, to retain alarm elements. If no open alarms exist and the element’s condition does not change in n seconds, and the element has no children, then the element disappears. The element redisplays if another alarm is generated. The default is 300.

ElementsTimeout < 0: Never time out.

ElementsTimeout = 0: Time out immediately.

ElementsTimeout > 0: Time out after specified time expires.


A file in the /OperationsCenter_install_path/database directory that contains an XML description of the element hierarchy to build below the adapter element. The default is examples/MCHierarchy.xml.


The maximum number of alarms that the adapter queries and retains. The default is 500.


A script that executes if the adapter fails for any reason. For example, the script can print the reason for the failure as msg using log.info(msg).


A script that executes upon adapter initialization. All of the Script.* properties are optional.


A script that executes when the adapter starts.


A script that executes after manually stopping the adapter.


Maps the Event Manager severity codes to Operations Center severity codes. List the Event Manager severity code first. The default is:



The stylesheet file in the /OperationsCenter_install_path/database directory that applies to the HierarchyFile as a style markup to produce the final output.

UseAlarmTimesFor CondChanges

The date/time stamp to use for all alarm data stored by the Operations Center Data Warehouse. If true, the alarm’s date/time stamp is used. If false, the date/time stamp of when the Operations Center server received the alarm is used. The default is true.