IBM Netcool Operations Insight 1.4 - Fundamentals (TOD43G-SPVC)

Overview

This course shows you how to solve business problems using an integrated suite of products. The products integrated in this course include Netcool/OMNIbus, Netcool/Impact, IBM Operations Analytics Log Analysis, IBM Tivoli Network Manager, and Netcool Configuration Manager.

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Audience

Any one who needs to know how to use Netcool Operations Insight

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have the following skills:

  • Basic knowledge of UNIX would be helpful, but not necessary

Objective

After you complete this course, you can perform the following tasks:

  • Add customer-specific data to event records to manage infrastructure issues from a business perspective
  • Analyze unstructured data in various log formats to increase operational agility
  • Search real-time and historical events to improve operational efficiency
  • Use related events analysis to identify event groupings
  • Use event seasonality analysis to discover events that occur in a non-random pattern over time
  • Use Network Manager to discover a simulated network, and reduce mean time to
    repair with root cause analysis
  • Use Netcool Configuration Manager to detect and recover from network issues due
    to unauthorized configuration changes
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Course Outline

Netcool Operations Insight overview

  • Starting the environment

Netcool/OMNIbus and Netcool/Impact

  • Extending the event record
  • Populating the event record with customer-specific data
  • Creating dashboards

IBM Operations Analytics Log Analysis

  • Analyzing WebSphere Application Server log files
  • Analyzing DB2 log files
  • Analyzing web server access log files

Event search

  • Analyzing event data with Log Analysis
  • Using launch-in-context tools from Netcool Web GUI 

Related events

  • Verifying configuration objects
  • Working with related events
  • Viewing grouped events

Seasonal events

  • Verifying configuration objects
  • Working with seasonal events
  • Creating a seasonal event rule

Network Manager

  • Starting the network simulator
  • Discovering devices with Network Manager
  • Configuring polling
  • Topology visualization
  • Automated root cause
  • Network Manager tools
  • Network Manager reports

Netcool Configuration Manager

  • Working with Configuration Manager
  • Working with Compliance Manager
  • Modifying a router configuration
  • Detecting out of band changes

Network Health Dashboard

  • Overview of the dashboard