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HP OpenView Operations Basic Tutorial: Working around an issue with the “Send Email” sample policy

Posted by Vivek Agarwal on December 6, 2007

Recently I started to delve into HP OpenView Operations for Windows (OVOW) policy management from the perspective of learning how to build custom policies and determining what standard policies to apply on some WebSphere Portal related servers that I needed monitored. I skimmed through the OVO Basic Tutorial and tried to actually perform step 10 of the tutorial around creating a custom policy and step 11 around deploying a standard policy. Creating the custom policy (NotepadTest) from the tutorial was a piece of cake – 10 minutes. However getting the standard “email notification” policy to work was not so straightforward! Read the rest of this entry »

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HP Operations Dashboard does appear to be the answer!

Posted by Vivek Agarwal on September 6, 2007

I have spent a significant part of the last couple of weeks chasing down the right solution for integrating data from HP OpenView Operations (OVO), HP Network Node Manager (NNM), HP OpenView Performance Insight (OVPI), and HP OpenView Internet Services (OVIS). And I have finally settled on the HP Operations Dashboard! Read the rest of this entry »

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Frustrated with HP OpenView Documentation!

Posted by Vivek Agarwal on August 22, 2007

Recently I have been looking into HP Software (formerly OpenView) as we have an opportunity to create an IT dashboard for a customer that uses several management products from this HP product suite. We are looking at integrating data from HP OpenView Operations (OVO), HP Network Node Manager (NNM), HP OpenView Performance Insight (OVPI), and HP OpenView Internet Services (OVIS). Rather than tying the dashboard directly to the database, we would prefer to interface to these products at a higher level. While skimming through the HP site, I discovered HP Operations Dashboard – a product that does integrate data from all the fore-mentioned products. I have been trying to absorb as much information as I can about the dashboard product and the other underlying OpenView products so that I can make the right choices. However, HP certainly does not make it easy! Read the rest of this entry »

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