Configure event collection from HPOM

The HPOM connector instance requires configuration prior to receiving events from the HP Operations Manager (HPOM).

Before you begin

Role required: evt_mgmt_admin


  1. Navigate to Event Management > Connectors > Connector Instances.
  2. Click New and create an HPOM connector instance with the following details:
    Field Value
    Name Specify a unique name for the HPOM connector instance.
    Host IP Specify the HPOM IP address.
    Credential Click in the Credential field. Select a credential from the list or click the search icon. Either select the required credentials from the list or click New and create the required credentials. If you create the credentials, save them using a unique and recognizable name, for example, HPOMOPS.
    Schedule (seconds) The frequency in seconds that the system checks for new events from HPOM.
    Description Type a description for the use of the HPOM event collection instance.
    Connector definition The vendor and protocol used to gather events from the external event source. Select the HPOM connector definition.
    Last error message The last error message is automatically updated.
    Last run time The last run time value is automatically updated.
    Last run status The last run time status is automatically updated.
    MID Servers (MID Server for Connectors section) Specify a MID Server that is up and is valid. You can configure several MID Servers. If the first is down, the next MID Server is used. If that MID Server is not available, the next is selected, and so on. MID Servers are sorted according to the order that their details were entered into the MID Server for Connectors section. If no MID Server is specified, an available MID Server that has a matching IP range is used.
  3. Right-click the form header and click Save.
    The connector instance values are added to the form and the parameters that are relevant to the connector appear.
  4. Use a network tool, such as ping, to verify that the HPOM server is running and the IP address matches the value in the Host IP field.
    • driver. Specify the driver to be used to make the call. This driver is specific to the type of database you are calling into.
      • For an IBM DB2 Universal driver, specify:
      • For an Oracle driver, specify: oracle.jdbc.OracleDriver
      • For a Microsoft SQL driver, specify:
      • For a MySQL driver, specify: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver
      • For a Sybase driver, specify: com.sybase.jdbc3.jdbc.SybDriver
    • url. Specify a URL. The JDBC protocol uses a connection string to establish the authentication and other parameters to establish a connection between the client and the database. Each database has its own connection string format. In the following URLs, replace the variables, for example, <username> and <password>, with your values.
      • For an IBM DB2 Universal URL, specify: [jdbc:db2://<port number>/<database name>:user=<username>;password=<password>]

        For example: jdbc:db2://;password=wlrs21

      • For an Oracle URL, specify: [jdbc:oracle:thin:@<IP address>:<port number>:<database name>]

        For example: jdbc:oracle:thin:@

      • For a Microsoft SQL URL, specify: [jdbc:sqlserver://<IP address>;user=<username>;password=<password>]

        For example: jdbc:sqlserver://localhost;user=example;password=w3lrs2

      • For a MySQL URL, specify: [jdbc:mysql://<IP address>/database?user=<username>;password=<password>]

        For example: jdbc:mysql://localhost/database?user=example;password=65wlrs

      • For a Sybase URL, specify: [jdbc:sybase:Tds:<IP address>:<port number>/<database name>?user=<username>;password=<password>]

        For example: jdbc:sybase:Tds:;password=wlrs1m

  5. On the Connector Instances form, right-click the form header and click Save.
  6. In the Connector Instance Values section, add the driver and url for HPOM.
  7. Right-click the form header and click Save.
  8. Click Test connector to verify the connection between the MID Server and the HPOM connector.
  9. 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 HPOM server is running and the IP address matches the value in the Host IP field.
  10. After a successful test, select the Active check box and then click Update.