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Gain the flexibility you need for Management Pack deployment with OMi 10.10

Gain the flexibility you need for Management Pack deployment with OMi 10.10

Ian_Bromehead

This blog post was created by and submitted for guest blogger Ian Glover (ian.glover@hpe.com), Technical Marketing Manager, HPE Operations Bridge.

OMi Monitoring Automation (M.A.) is a powerful facility of OMi, supporting:

  • The discovery of CIs related to the nodes on which Operations Agents are deployed
  • Automated deployment of pre-defined monitoring to the agents to monitor those CIs

Management Packs, which contain pre-packaged knowledge on how to manage specific technologies and application environments, exploit the M.A. feature. OMi operators can be assigned responsibility for the editing and assignment of monitoring content, including Management Packs.

Prior to the release of OMi 10.10, the only option for setting up the responsibilities of an operator role in OMi were to give full access or no access to functional areas within Monitoring Automation:

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However, it was always planned to provide finer-grained authorization around Monitoring Automation and this funcionality has arrived with release 10.10. Specifically, permission can be granted within a defined operator role to view, tune or have full control over the assignment or editing of Management Templates and Aspects (groups of templates) at configuration folder level:

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At a policy level, permission can also be granted to view, tune or have full control at Policy Template Group level:

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There are also new permissions for special operations, such as the redeployment of the configuration or the synchronization of policy templates:

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What does this mean? In essence, flexibility. This capability allows subject matter experts to have access to finely tune the way their domain is monitored without providing them with full access to the monitoring system. This form of delegated access should improve time to market and ensure monitoring is adapted to IT and business services needs more quickly, potentially avoiding implementation issues and avoiding expensive war room debates.

For example, an OMi administrator could give server administrators permission to start, stop and tune the basic infrastructure monitoring.

Experts in Microsoft applications could then be assigned permission to start, stop and tune the monitoring of Microsoft applications. The experts in Microsoft applications could also be allowed to tune the basic infrastructure monitoring, but not to have full control over whether it starts or stops altogether.

The full control permission for this infrastructure monitoring would be restricted to the server administrators. View permissions could be granted as required to allow users to view, but not tune or have full control over, other monitoring areas.

The OM-to-Opsbridge evolution program including license exchange details is now live. Search on the tag OM2OpsBridge to find blogs discussing this program and evolution to OpsBridge. Search on OMiContent for other blogs on management packs and connectors.


 Try OMi now! OMi 10.10 comes pre-loaded with a number of Management Packs that you can try out without the hassle of getting management pack software or evaluation license.

Read more:

HPE Operations Bridge
HPE Live Network: Operations Bridge Evolution
HPE Live Network: Operations Manager i
HPE Live Network: OMi Management Pack development kit

You can see demonstrations and find out more details of this and other features of our HPE Operations Bridge solution in our sessions and at our booths during HPE Discover Las Vegas.

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Have been mising this feature in BSM.

//Add this to "OnDomLoad" event