In this article we will install and configure the Netcool Omnibus SCOM 2007 Probe. The probe will be installed on a separate machine and will contact the SCOM server across the network.
The following steps will be performed to achieve the integration:
- Install probe support
- Install the SCOM probe
- Configure the SCOM probe to communicate with the probe server and connect to the Omnibus server
- Configure SCOM to work with the probe
We used Netcool Omnibus version 7.4 and Windows 2008 R2 for the operating systems.
Install probe support
Start the installation by executing the install.exe coming with the Netcool Ombibus Server installation image.
Install the SCOM probe
Unpack the probe zip file into a directory of your choice.
Configure the SCOM probe to communicate with the probe server and connect to the Omnibus server
As a first step you need to specify your omnibus servers in the server editor.
You can start the server editor by going to the Start Menu -> Netcool Suite -> System Utilities -> Servers Editor
Add your object servers on the list in the server editor, you can delete whatever you find there by default as it is irrelevant for the current setup.
- C:\Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\SDK Binaries\BinariesMicrosoft.EnterpriseManagement.OperationsManager.dll
- C:\Program Files\System Center Operations Manager 2007\SDK Binaries\Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.OperationsManager.Common.dll
The following task is to modify the probe’s configuration file.The probe files are located in C:\IBM\Tivoli\Netcool\omnibus\probes\win32 directory if you used the default installation folder. Modify the scom2007r2.props file by adding the following:
Server : “AGG_P”
ServerBackup : “AGG_B”
ConnectorName : “Netcool probe”
ConnectorUser : “youruser”
ConnectorPassword : “yourpassword”
ConnectorDomain : “yourdomain”
ScomHost : “your_scom_hostname_or_ip”
Now you should start the probe with the following command: C:\IBM\Tivoli\Netcool\omnibus\probes\win32\nco_p_scom2007_r2.exe If the probe stays running that means it has successfully connected to both the Object server and the SCOM 2007 Server.
Configure SCOM to work with the probe