Configure event collection from Netcool

The Netcool connector requires configuration prior to receiving events from IBM Netcool/OMNIbus Object Servers and Impact Servers.

Before you begin

Download jconn3.jar from http://www.java2s.com/Code/Jar/j/Downloadjconn3jar.htm to a temporary directory.

Role required: evt_mgmt_operator

About this task

To use the Netcool connector, configure a connector instance for the MID Server and add the jconn3-1.0.jar file that contains the necessary Netcool Sybase jar file.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to MID Server > JAR Files.
  2. Click New.
  3. Fill in the Name and Description fields.
  4. Attach the file that was uploaded in the Before you begin section:
    1. Click the attachments icon ().
    2. Click Choose Files and navigate to the temporary download directory.
    3. Select the jconn3.jar file and click Open.
    4. Close the pop-up window to return to the form.
  5. Click Submit.
  6. Navigate to Event Management > Connectors > Connector Instances.
  7. Click New and create a connector instance with the following details:
    Field Value
    Host IP Specify the Netcool IP address.
    Connector Definition Select IBMNetcool.
    Credentials Specify a credential that uses SSH authorization.
    MID Servers (MID Server for Connectors section) If the connector cannot be determined from the IP address range defined on the MID Servers, such as in a multi-domain set up, set the MID Server that should run the Netcool connector instance.
  8. Right-click the form header and click Save.
  9. Use a network tool, such as ping, to verify that the Netcool server is running and the IP address matches the value in the Host IP field.
  10. In the Connector Instance Values section of the Connector Instances form, add the URL for Sybase.
    For example: jdbc:sybase:Tds:10.11.15.118:4100/NCOMS
    Note: After updating the Host IP field, you must update the URL parameter, as it does not update automatically.
  11. Right-click the form header and click Save.
  12. Click Test connector to verify the connection between the MID Server and the Netcool connector.
  13. If the test fails, follow the instructions on the page to correct the problem and then run another test.
    Tip: Use a network tool, such as ping, to verify that the Netcool server is running and the IP address matches the value in the Host IP field.
  14. After a successful test, select the Active check box and then click Update.