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Configure event collection from NNMi

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Configure event collection from NNMi

Configure the HP Network Node Manager i (NNMi) connector instance to receive events while monitoring your network resources.

Before you begin

Supported version: 10.30.653

Role required: evt_mgmt_admin

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Event Management > Event Connectors (Pull) > Connector Instances.
  2. Click New.
  3. On the form, fill in the fields.
    Table 1. Connector Instance form
    Field Description
    Name Descriptive and unique name for the NNMi connector.
    Description Description for the use of the NNMi event collection instance.
    Connector definition Name of the required connector definition. Select NNMi.
    Host IP IP address where NNMi is installed.
    Credential Permission to connect to NNMi. Click the search icon in the Credential field. Either select the required credentials from the list or click New and create the required credentials on the Credentials form. If you create the credentials, save them using a unique and recognizable name, for example, NNMiCHCK.
    Event collection last run time Last run time value. Automatically updated.
    Last event collection status Last run status. Automatically updated.
    Event collection schedule (seconds) Frequency, in seconds, that the system checks for new events from NNMi. The default value is 120 seconds.
    Last error message Last error message. Automatically updated.
  4. Right-click the form header and select Save.
    The connector instance values are added to the form and the parameters that are relevant to the connector appear. NNMi Connector Instance Values
  5. In the Connector Instance Values section, verify and where required, modify the default connector instance values.
    Field Description
    days_from Number of days for which events must be collected at the first collection cycle. Default value: 7 days.
    Note: The maximum number of past events that can be collected is 3,000. The first time that the connector runs, it collects all events (up to the 3,000 limit) that were created from the days_from date until the current date.
    debug Display debug messages. Default value: false. Specify true to see debug messages.
    port Number of the connector port. Default value: 80.
    protocol Type of protocol. Default protocol type: http.
  6. In the MID Servers for Connectors section, specify a MID Server that is up and is valid.
    If no MID Server is specified, an available MID Server that has a matching IP range is used.

    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.

  7. Right-click the form header and select Save.
  8. Test the connection between the MID Server and the NNMi connector.
    1. Click Test Connector.
      If the test fails, follow the instructions that the error issues to correct the problem and then run another test.
      Note: Use a network tool, such as ping, to verify credential correctness and network connectivity from the MID Server to the external monitoring tool.
    2. After a successful test, select the Active check box.
  9. Click Update.
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