A.29 NetIQ Operations Center Universal

Table A-26 NetIQ Operations Center Universal Adapter Properties




A comma-separated list that determines which alarm columns display and the order in which the alarm items display in the Alarms view. The defaults are: Status, Class, and Description.

Aliases for Alarm Columns: Assign new names to alarm columns using the format: display_name=current_name. For example, Condition=Status displays status data in a column named Condition.


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 event slot name containing the number of times that an alarm was received. Use when it is possible to duplicate alarms based on the originating_event_id.


If there are no open alarms, and the element’s condition hasn’t changed in the last n seconds, and the element has no children, then the element disappears from the display. If another alarm is generated for this element, then it reappears. The default is 300.

ElementsTimeout < 0: Never time out.

ElementsTimeout = 0: Time out immediately.

ElementsTimeout > 0: Time out after specified time expires.


The ID used by the Operations Center server to identify itself to the Script adapter. This value must be a valid client name of the system being integrated. The default is @Formula.


The TCP/IP socket port number to which the adapter forwards its events. Use any port number (above 1000 in UNIX). The default is 54321.


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/ScriptHierarchy.xml.


The maximum number of alarms that the adapter queries and retains. Exceeding this number removes the oldest alarm. Enter 0 to allow an unlimited number of alarms. The default is 500.

Post status changes to TEC

Attempts to send a postem message back to host when a status change occurs on an alarm having originating_tec_id and originating_tec_hostname values defined. If set to false, no messages are sent. Defaults to true.

For additional information, see Section 7.3.2, Data Fields and Section 7.6, Understanding Alarm Operations and Event Status.


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. All of the Script.* properties are optional.


A script that executes when the adapter starts, either manually or automatically when the Operations Center server starts.


A script that executes after stopping the adapter.


A file that contains information about managed elements, which enables the Operations Center server to generate the elements hierarchy.


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


The default is Sync, which allows multiple instances of the adapter to synchronize their alarms.


The name of the incoming event slot containing the alarm date. If no value is specified, the alarm date/time is the date/time that the alarm was received.


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.