IBM TDI leverages the capabilities of the Event Integration Facility in the process of integration with enterprise systems like Netcool/OMNIbus and IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console. EIF enables TDI to create and send alerts and status information that can be recognized by the Netcool/OMNIbus Event Management system as events.
The EIF Connector allows TDI to both send and receive EIF event messages, facilitating bi-directional communications with EIF-capable systems like TEC and Netcool/Omnibus.
IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus is a service level management (SLM) system that collects enterprise-wide event information from many different network data sources and presents a simplified view of this information to operators and administrators.
This information can then be:
Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus can also consolidate information from different domain-limited network management platforms in remote locations. By working in conjunction with existing management systems and applications, Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus minimizes deployment time and enables employees to use their existing network management skills.
Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus tracks alert information in a high-performance, in-memory database and presents information of interest to specific users through individually configurable filters and views. Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus automation functions can perform intelligent processing on managed alerts.
The IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus documentation Web site is available at http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v8r1/index.jsp?toc=/com.ibm.netcool_OMNIbus.doc/toc.xml
The IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console (TEC) product is a rule-based event management application that integrates system, network, database, and application management to help ensure the optimal availability of an organization's IT services.
The Tivoli Enterprise Console product:
The Tivoli Enterprise Console product helps you effectively process the high volume of events in an IT environment by:
The IBM Tivoli Event Integration Facility (EIF) is an event distribution and integration point for the event console. With the Tivoli Event Integration Facility toolkit, you can build event adapters and integrate them into the IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console environment.
IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console adapters are the integration link. Adapters collect events, perform local filtering, translate relevant events to the proper format for the event console, and forward these events to the event server. A variety of adapters for systems, Tivoli software applications, and third-party applications are available. To monitor a source (such as a third-party or custom application) that is not supported by an existing adapter, you can use Tivoli Event Integration Facility to create an adapter for the source.
You can use Tivoli Event Integration Facility to:
The EIF Connector schema will be retrieved from the Netcool gateway mapping file if it is specified in the Schema File (eifSchemaFile) configuration parameter. For more information, see Configuration.
When the EIF Connector is in Iterator mode, it will feed the AssemblyLine with entries that comply with the following structure:
When the EIF Connector is in AddOnly mode, it will send an event to a remote system. The event to be sent is specified as an Entry. The connector expects the provided to it entry to comply with the following structure:
The EIF Connector expects the following parameters: