Archive for the ‘ Netcool’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]