Let me introduce you to the new-kid-on-the-block for infrastructure monitoring, the latest patch from the HP Operations Manager (HP OM) for Unix/Linux. This patch has a few interesting features that I want to highlight in this post.
The last release of HP OM, version 9.20 had some really path breaking changes like:
Reduced cost of ownership with PostgreSQL DB support
Installing the HP Operations Management server in a cluster environment is now supported with a PostgreSQL database.
Supported PSQL - OM Cluster scenarios
For detailed information about installing and configuring operations management server in a cluster environment, see the HP OM Installation Guide for the Management Server (see below for links).
IPv6 Support in MoM Environments
The IPv6 protocol is now supported in HP OM flexible management environments. For more information on how to configure HPOM to use the IPv6 protocol, see the HP OM Administrator’s Reference.
For more information about the HPOM flexible management environment, see the HPOM Concepts Guide.
Faster installation with HPOM Virtual Appliance
Previously, installation and configuration of HP OM took hours, now it is happening in minutes! Read on to know more.
HPOM 9.21 for CentOS Linux 6.5 offers a virtual appliance solution that enables you to eliminate the need for installing, configuring, and maintaining complex software systems. HPOM virtual appliance contains a preinstalled and preconfigured HPOM system and is available as an Open Virtual Appliance (OVA) file.
Silent Administration UI Patch Installation: Installing the Administration UI 9.21.100 patch enables you to perform a silent installation of the successive Administration UI patches by running the following command: /opt/OV/OMU/adminUI/adminui patch <AdminUI_patch_name>.zip silent
Duplicate Message Suppression support in AdminUI: The Measurement Threshold and Schedule Task policies now support duplicate message suppression.
Administration UI Web Accessibility: Web accessibility is now completely implemented for the Administration UI. For details on what is now available, see "Administration UI Web Accessibility" in the Release Notes (see below for links).
Additional configuration variables, support for Jetty server version 9, optimized and improved message inserts into the PostgreSQL db.
That’s not all, there are also new platform announcements: RHEL 7, JRE 8u31, PostgreSQL version 9.4, HPOM Java GUI client on Windows versions 8 and 8.1.
For more details on what’s new with HP OM 9.21 patch, please refer to the Release notes here: