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IBM Netcool OMNIbus 8.1 Administration and Maintenance 

Codice corso: TN035G
Durata corso: 4gg

Overview

This course is designed for IBM Netcool/OMNIbus 8.1 advanced users and administrators. It includes hands-on lab exercises that are based on a distributed deployment of Netcool/OMNIbus. You start with two images with Netcool/OMNIbus installed and deployed in a high-availability configuration. You use this environment to explore advanced administration topics and deploy advanced features. Note that product installation is not covered in this class. Product installation is covered in Netcool/OMNIbus 8.1 Installation and Configuration (TN025G).

Audience

This intermediate course is for Netcool/OMNIbus 8.1 administrators and advanced users.

Prerequisites

You should have:

  • Linux operating system skills
  • Basic SQL knowledge

Knowledge of LDAP is beneficial

You can also take:

  • IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus 8.1 nstallation and Configuration (TN025G)

Objective

  • Perform the major functions of the Netcool/OMNIbus Administrator utility
  • Use both basic and advanced SQL
  • Configure and run probe integrations
  • Configure and use advanced probe functions
  • Configure and implement Web GUI load balancing
  • Customize Tivoli Common Reporting portal reports
  • Configure core components and standard integration for SSL and FIPS 140-2 compliance
  • Implement and examine the ESF-based, multi-tiered architecture

 

Course Outline

Introduction to Netcool/OMNIbus administration

  • Overview
  • Stopping and starting components
  • Backing up and restoring
  • Applying maintenance
  • Modifying behavior

ObjectServer administration

  • ObjectServer structure
  • Modifying the ObjectServer structure
  • Creating ObjectServers

Probes

  • MIB Manager
  • Probe high availability
  • Remote probe administration

Automations

  • Basic SQL
  • ObjectServer automations
  • SQL code blocks
  • Database triggers
  • Temporal triggers
  • Signal triggers
  • ObjectServer procedures

Web GUI administration

  • Filters, view, and event grouping
  • Tools, prompts, and menus
  • Maps
  • Gauges
  • Basic dashboard creation
  • Web GUI administrative API

User administration

  • User administration overview
  • ObjectServer user administration
  • Web GUI user administration
  • Creating Web GUI startup pages

Customizing Tivoli Common Reporting reports

  • Overview
  • Framework Manager
  • Modifying the data model

Web GUI high availability

  • Dashboard Application Services Hub
  • Web GUI
  • Setting up a load balanced cluster
  • Cluster administration

Security

  • Netcool/OMNIbus security elements
  • Using SSL for client and server communications
  • Encryption and FIPS compliance

Multitiered architectures

  • Overview
  • Deploying the architecture

Course Outline

Introduction and Architecture

  • Features overview
  • Architectural overview
  • Troubleshooting with log and trace files
  • Architectural considerations

Discovery Basics

  • How discovery works
  • The discovery wizard
  • Starting discovery
  • Checking discovery status
  • Discovery configuration tabs

Advanced Discovery Options

  • Configure discovery of multicast networks
  • Discovery filtering
  • Discovering with collectors
  • Troubleshooting discovery
  • Optimizing discovery

Visualization Basics

  • Visualization architecture
  • Event views
  • The Hop View
  • Network views
  • Link status and capacity
  • Tabular and Grid views
  • Tools

Advanced Visualization

  • Path Views
  • Topology Editor
  • Device Structure Browser
  • Bookmarks
  • Adding classes and icons
  • Cross-domain network views
  • Network Health Dashboard
  • Create custom dashboards

Polling

  • Polling architecture
  • Polling policies
  • Polling definitions
  • Manage and unmanage devices and interfaces
  • Configure adaptive polling
  • Realtime MIB graphing
  • Distributed polling
  • Troubleshooting information

Optical Transport and Radio Access Networks

Understanding DNCIM

  • DNCIM database basics
  • Populating DNCIM database
  • Mapping information into the MODEL service

Customizing Discovery

  • Discovery in-depth
  • Creating database tables
  • Prepare stitchers to enrich discovery
  • Run the custom scripts and stitchers

Gateway and Network Fault Isolation

  • Architecture and basis concepts
  • RCA overview
  • Gateway plug-ins
  • New rules for special events
  • Troubleshooting gateway event processing

Administrative Perl Scripts

Tivoli Network Manager Failover

  • Failover basics
  • What happens with failover

Tivoli Network Manager Reports

  • Overview
  • Viewing and scheduling reports
  • Cognos and BIRT reports
  • Included reports
  • Installing Tivoli Common Reporting
  • Troubleshooting Cognos

Installing Tivoli Network Manager 4.1.1

  • Installation preparation
  • Installing Tivoli Network Manager
  • The root user post installation tasks
  • Install Tivoli Common Reporting
  • Component communications
  • Optional configuration of OMNIbus processes running as a non-root user
  • Process control
  • Starting Tivoli Network Manager

P.IVA 06249920965
C.C.I.A.A. REA: MI - 1880014
Cap. Soc. € 12.000,00

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