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Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps: Event Dashboard not working

Across several recent Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps (CP4WAIOps) installs I’ve noted a consistent issue where the Event Dashboard does not render correctly. Initially it looks like no filters have been assigned to the dashboard. Unfortunately, opening the Event Dashboard Editor highlights a similar issue where the Dashboard Layout section is blank.   The root […]

Netcool Impact: Haven’t I processed that event already?

It’s not often that I get excited about feature enhancements introduced by fix packs, possibly not since ITM 6.3.0.5 introduced the ability to run ad-hoc scripts for data collection from the OS Agents. Fix Pack 21 for Netcool Impact v7.1 is one of those rare occasions! The Fix Pack delivered a new feature that will […]

Impact DASH Console Integration broken by Fix Pack 22

I plan for this to be my shortest blog so far, with the single objective of sharing some technical information that might assist those installing Netcool Impact v7.1 Fix Pack 22. I applied FP22 for Netcool Impact v7.1 yesterday and it broke the DASH Console Integration for Impact. No other patches were applied at the […]

Instana: Why are there different Event Types?

As Orb Data helps their customers plan migrations from ITM6 to Instana one of the first questions is on events and the comparative terminology. This blog will try and compare the two technologies. ITM6 For ITM6, monitoring is defined using a “Situation”. The situation definition includes a condition that is periodically evaluated against attributes (metrics) […]

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? […]