Configure event collection from IBM Netcool

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

Before you begin

Download the jconn3.jar from

Role required: evt_mgmt_admin

Connector validation performed on IBM NetCool/OMNIbus version 7.3.1

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.


  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 > Event Connectors (Pull) > Connector Instances.
  7. Click New and create a connector instance with the following details:
    Field Value
    Name Specify a unique name for the Netcool connector instance.
    Description Type a description for the use of the Netcool event collection instance.
    Host IP Specify the Netcool IP address.
    Credential In the Credentials form, click New and create the required credentials. Save the credentials using a unique and recognizable name, for example, NetcoolOPS.
    Event collection last run time The last run time value is automatically updated.
    Last event collection status The last run time status is automatically updated.
    Event collection schedule (seconds) The frequency in seconds that the system checks for new events from Netcool. The default value is 120 seconds.
    Last error message The last error message is automatically updated.
    Connector definition The vendor and protocol used to gather events from the external event source. Select the IBM Netcool connector definition.
    MID Servers (MID Server for Connectors section) Specify the MID Server that must run the Netcool connector instance. You can configure a number of 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.
  8. Right-click the form header and click Save.
  9. In the Connector Parameters section, specify the value of the mandatory Netcool parameter, url. Build a URL using the provided format.
    For example: jdbc:sybase:Tds:
    Note: After updating the Host IP field, you must update the URL parameter, as it does not update automatically.
  10. 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.
  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 that are issued by the error 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.