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IBM Watson AIOps, Event Manager and Netcool Operations Insights

Whilst writing my blog How can Topology Manager enhance your Netcool Deployment? the dynamic naming and packaging of some IBM solutions became apparent and the potential confusion that such dynamic naming can cause. Within the context of Topology Manager should we refer to Netcool OMNIbus, Netcool Operations Insight, Event Manager or Watson AIOPs Event Manager? […]

How can Topology Manager enhance your Netcool Deployment?

IBM Topology Manager DevOps Teams and Operations Teams are responsible for managing highly distributed and increasingly complex hybrid networks consisting of physical and virtualized infrastructure. Services and applications may span both on-premises systems and cloud-based solutions. The dynamic nature of the virtual infrastructure provides new challenges for all support teams. Topology Manager, formerly Agile Service […]

Automatically Fixing Issues using Netcool and Ansible

Netcool is a well-recognised and trusted event management solution, consuming events from all types of technologies, including cloud, network devices, servers and applications. The Netcool solution has always included the feature to enable an automated response to be executed from events, using process control, aiding the swift resolution of issues. IBM Runbook Automation (RBA) is […]

Executive Dashboards with Netcool’s Map Widget

Executive dashboards are a vital part of any operations centre. For businesses with nationally or internationally distributed resources, for example branches, stores or data centres, plotting status information for those locations on a geographic map provides useful insight to the overall service. Historically, maintaining a Netcool dashboard to display location status on a geographical map […]