IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus 7.3 Administration and Maintenance Training (TN033)

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About this Course

IBM Tivoli Netcool OMNIbus version 7.3 incorporates several advancements over previous versions of this enterprise level operations management solution. This course covers advanced administration configurations such as: Advanced migration topics, TEC migration considerations, product integrations, virtualization support, advanced SQL and query optimization.  It also addresses advanced ObjectServer and Webb GUI configurations, new probe and gateway remote installation and configurations, Multitiered architecture, advanced security configurations, new user authentication configurations, best practices and problem resolution. Hands-on labs reinforce the subject matter learned in class.

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe advanced migration and upgrade procedures
  • Utilize TEC migration functionality
  • Discuss Globalization
  • Configure product integrations and bundle refresh process
  • Describe Virtualization feature
  • Utilize newly included EIF SDK application and advanced communcations
  • Utilize advanced command-line SQL for system maintenance
  • Configure advance ObjectServer SQL configuration modifications
  • Configure and implement advanced probe techniques
  • Configure and implement advanced security setups
  • Configure and utilize new user authentication processes
  • Configure and utilize an advanced multitiered, high avalability architecture
  • Describe utilization of standards and best practices
  • Describe problem resolution methodologies
  • Utilize advanced features and configuration tools for the Web GUI interface


You should have previous Netcool/OMNIbus Configuration and Administration experience. Recommended courses:

  • IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus 7.3 User (TN013) or (TT013), and
  • IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus 7.3 Installation and Configuration (TN023) or (TT023)

Students who have completed IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus 7.2 Administration and Configuration (TN022) or (TT022) all meet the prerequisites for this course.

Course Outline

Unit 1 - Web GUI and OMNIbus Migrations/Updating

  • Licensing considerations and migration
  • Version compatibilities
  • TEC migration Considerations
  • Globalization changes
    • GB18030 Phase 1 compliant
    • Bidi language support
    • Translation
    • Unicode support
    • Support for GB18030
  • Bundled release of OMNIbus and Tivoli Network Manager

Unit 2 - Virtualization and Operating Systems

  • Virtualization support
  • Operating System and system performance interrelationships

Unit 3 - Communications

  • Distributed Process control
  • Advanced communications elements
  • Event Integration Facility (EIF) Library inclusion
  • Communications protocols

Unit 4 - Advanced SQL

  • Using SQL
  • System maintenance
  • Creating entities/statements using ObjectServer Data Definition Language (DDL).
  • Manipulating Data
  • Configuring basic and advanced probe processing
  • Creating trigger events - Improve event throughput capability - Review and optimize current default triggers in the ObjectServer
  • Creating filters
  • Automations
  • Tools and menus

Unit 5 -  Advanced Gateways

  • Configuring and installing other gateways
  • Property values and changes to Bi and UNI gate entities
  • ObjectServer configurations
    • Advanced integration w/ CCMDB
    • Event throughput capability
    • Enhanced High Availability

Unit 6 - Other Probe considerations

  • Include EIF libraries and associated functions in OMNIbus
  • Generate new event from a probe
  • Event flood protection and event rate anomaly detection

Unit 7 - Security

  • FIPS compliance
  • SSL and FIPS i.e. ikeyman
  • User and Group roles - external authentication and authorizations
  • Fully synchronised user and group based security with ObjectServer

Unit 8 - Tiered Architecture / DSD setup

Unit 9 -  Standards andBest Practices

  • Internal diagnostic information
  • External diagnostic information
  • Tivoli Integration Initiatives 2009 - Solution Health
  • Maintaining N-2 Release Compatibility
  • Estimating system resource utilization

Unit 10 - Problem Resolution

  • Communication interactions (Webshpere server, TIP portal, Interface File)
  • Log files and diagnostics for problem resolution
  • IBM Tivoli Health monitoring

Unit 11 - Web GUI Advanced Topics

  • Maps, pages, server setup, Map configuration management and architecture
  • View/Filter setup and administration