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Oracle® Enterprise Manager HP Operations Manager Connector Installation and Configuration Guide
Release 11 (11.1.0.1.0)

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1 Introduction to the Connector

The Hewlett-Packard Operations Manager Connector (version 11.1.0.1.0) integrates Oracle Enterprise Manager with HP Operations Manager Unix, or OMU, (version 9.0) through web services, enabling you to exchange event information between the two applications.

Connector Features

The Oracle Management Connector for HP Operations Manager (OMU) enables customers who manage their data centers using HP Operations Manager to integrate with Oracle Enterprise Manager by enabling end-to-end event and alert sharing. The connector allows administrators to automatically forward OMU events to Oracle Enterprise Manager as well as forward Oracle Enterprise Manager alerts to OMU.

Additionally, the connector monitors all of the events forwarded from OMU and automatically updates alert information in the Oracle Enterprise Manager console whenever changes occur in OMU. A similar synchronization of alerts sent from Oracle Enterprise Manager occurs in OMU. This ensures that the two systems are always synchronized, providing administrators with current information about their entire data center.

The connector supports the following features:

The following sections explain how the connector handles OMU messages and polls the OMU web service.

Oracle Enterprise Manager Alerts Transmitted to OMU Messages

Conceptually, alerts in Oracle Enterprise Manager are equivalent to messages in OMU. In OMU, a message is information generated for the operator whenever an event occurs. In OMU, the term acknowledge has a different meaning than it does for most applications. Acknowledging a message in OMU means that an alert has been resolved and the message is closed.

Whenever an alert is triggered in Oracle Enterprise Manager, the OMU Connector can automatically open or update a message in OMU. You can use Notification Rules to specify the set of alerts for which messages must be opened, and the alert severity for which this should happen.

After the connector opens an event message in OMU, any subsequent change of the alert severity is propagated to HP Operations Manager. When the severity of the alert changes to Clear in Oracle Enterprise Manager, the corresponding message is acknowledged; that is, closed in OMU.

Figure 1–1 shows an example of an Oracle Enterprise Manager alert message that was created based on a message in OMU.

Figure 1-1 Oracle Enterprise Manager Alert Message

Shows an example of an alert message on the UI.

Figure 1–2 shows an example of an HP OMU message that was created based on an alert in Enterprise Manager.

Figure 1-2 HP OMU Message

Shows msg text on Message Properties page of HP OVOU.

Oracle Enterprise Manager Event Polling to OMU

After installation and configuration, the event connector automatically polls the OMU web service for events to exchange alerts and messages with Oracle Enterprise Manager. The poll cycle is configurable, where the duration is specified in minutes with a minimum possible duration of 5 minutes.

Every poll cycle, the event connector polls for up to 200 new or updated events in OMU. The Oracle Enterprise Manager connector framework processes and acknowledges all of the events provided in the poll response.

Versions Supported

This connector supports the following versions of Oracle Enterprise Manager and HP Operations Manager:

You can install the HP Operations Manager Agent, which is part of the connector bundle, on the following platforms:

The base Enterprise Manager version number for HP Operations Manager Release 10 (1.1.4.1.0) is Enterprise Manager 10g Release 4.

Prerequisites

Before using the HP Operations Manager Connector, ensure that you meet the following prerequisites:

If you want Oracle Enterprise Manager to forward alerts to HP OMU, you need to make some configuration changes in HP OMU. Listed below are the necessary high-level steps.

Tip:

See Appendix B, "Integrating OMU with Enterprise Manager" for detailed instructions on setting up HP OMU.