A.13 HP OpenView Operations for UNIX

Table A-13 HP OpenView Operations for UNIX Adapter Properties



Alarm Columns

A comma-separated 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 default list is:

Acknowledged,Owned,Application,Object,Message Group,Message Text

DB Host

The name of the host on which Oracle runs. Oracle and OpenView can run on separate servers. If this property value is blank, the value entered for the ServerHostname property is used. This is a required property.

DB Name

The database name. This is a required property. The default is openview.

DB Password

The password of the Oracle database user.

DB Poll

The number of seconds between queries for new alarms or re-queries for updating existing alarms. This is a required property. The default is 30.

DB Port

The database port. The default is 1521. This is a required property.

DB Type

The database type. This is a required property. The only valid value is oracle.

DB User

The Oracle database user name. Use the opc_op or opc_report created when installing Operations. This is a required property.

Elements Timeout

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 seconds.

AgeOutTime < 0: Never age out.

AgeOutTime = 0: Age out immediately.

AgeOutTime > 0: Age out after specified time expires.

Enforce Responsibility Matrix

If True, the integration filters alarms based on the user’s responsibility matrix as configured in HP OpenView Operations. If False, no alarms are filtered. The default is True.

Hierarchy File

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/ITOHierarchy.xml.

History Alarm Retrieval Timeperiod

The number of days to poll and retrieve in event history; active at adapter startup. Enter 0 to disable retrieval. Enter ‑1 to retrieve the entire available history. The default is 7.

Max Alarms

The maximum number of alarms that the adapter queries and retains. The default is 50000. Enter 0 to allow an unlimited number of alarms.

OVO Password

The password of the user specified in the OVO User property.

OVO Server Host

The server on which the Operations management system runs. If a location is specified, the integration is bidirectional.

OVO Server Port

The port number for the OVO Server Host. The default is 1578.

OVO User

The user name that allows Operations Center to access the Operations management system. This user name can be the same as that of the administrator. This is a required property.


If True, alarms marked as “Owned” do not propagate state within Operations Center. If False, Owned alarms do propagate state.


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 when the adapter initializes.


A script that executes when the adapter starts.


A script that executes after manually stopping the adapter.

Stylesheet File

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

Use Alarm Times For Condition Changes

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.

Alarm history is stored based on the alarm time rather than alarm receipt time. Also, for SLA metric data based on alarm properties, the property values are recorded based on the alarm time instead of the alarm receipt time. Note that recording historical condition data for historical alarms is not supported.