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Configure event collection from HP OMi

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Configure event collection from HP OMi

Configure the HP Operations Manager i (OMi) connector instance to receive alerts from the HP OMi server.

Before you begin

Role required: evt_mgmt_admin

Connector validation performed on versions 10.01, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, 10.60, and 10.61

The OMI connector is not supported on versions below version 10.


  1. Navigate to Event Management > Event Connectors (Pull) > Connector Instances.
  2. Click New and create a connector instance with the following details:
    Field Value
    Name Descriptive name for the OMi connector.
    Description Description for the use of the OMi event collection instance.
    Host IP Specify the OMi IP address.
    Credential 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, OMiOPS.
    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) Frequency in seconds that the system checks for new events from OMi. The default value is 120 seconds.
    Last error message The last error message is automatically updated.
    Connector Definition Select OMi.
    MID Servers (MID Server for Connectors section) Specify the MID Server to run the OMi connector instance. 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 select Save.
    The parameters that are relevant to the OMi connector appear.
  4. In the Connector Instance Values section, specify the OMi values.
    1. days_from. Specify the number of days for which events must be collected on the first collection cycle. Default value 7 days.
    2. debug. Default value is false. To enter debug mode, change the value to true.
    3. port. Default value 80.
    4. protocol. The default protocol type is http.
    5. query_filter. Default value is false. If you do want to use this extra filter to query events, specify the event attributes. For example, assigned_user = "admin" AND title = "My Title".
      The query filter criteria are:
      • A filter property that specifies an event attribute, such as, related_ci
      • A supported operator, for example, OR or AND
      • A value for the filter property, for example, admin or integrator

      Everything from the query_filter field undergoes URL encoding and is then passed as a parameter to the OMi API call. For detailed information on how to build the filter query, see “Filtering by Event Attributes: query” in the HP OMi Extensibility Guide. For example, to query the events for a list of events that are assigned to the admin user, specify:

      event_list?query=assigned_ user%20EQ%20"admin"

      To nest query_filter event attributes, specify the hierarchy using square brackets "[ ]".

    6. whitelist. Default value:false. Specify a comma-separated list to include this feature to add attributes that should be collected and added to the Event Management Additional information field.
  5. Right-click the form header and select Save.
  6. Click Test Connector to verify the connection between the MID Server and the connector.
  7. If the test fails, follow the instructions that the error issues to correct the problem and then run another test.
    Tip: Use a network tool, such as ping, to verify that the OMi server is running and the IP address matches the value in the Host IP field.
  8. After a successful test, select the Active check box and then click Update.