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Visualising Netcool/OMNIbus Data with Grafana

IBM’s Dashboard Application Services Hub (DASH) gives us the ability to view data stored in the Netcool OMNIbus ObjectServer through customisable views and filters of varying complexity.  The ability to precisely design how alerts are presented to an operator is invaluable for an efficient workflow, but sometimes all you need is a high-level overview. When […]

Amazon EC2 Monitoring using Nagios XI

Is your Nagios renewal coming up or do you need Nagios support? Let us quote and we will guarantee to beat your normal price. Recently I have been looking at various different tool’s capabilities with regards to cloud monitoring and in my tests I had a look at Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) monitoring using […]

Workload Automation – Part 5a: Vexing Variables – parms

In the next part of this blog series we will look at variables used within TWS. This can be a confusing area especially for those long-time users of TWS as the use of “parameters” and “variables” is sometimes interchangeable. And that’s before we look at when variables get resolved – at job submission time or […]

Searching for the Holy Grail

Ever since I started deploying enterprise system management (ESM) solutions the Holy Grail has been finding a methodology for Rapid Deployment. Twenty to twenty-five years ago a typical project would not be counted in days or hours but months and years. I spent a pleasant 9 months in Frankfurt deploying Tivoli and when I left […]