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With the xMatters integration, the appropriate technician can be notified directly via voice, email, pager, BlackBerry or other device. Information about the failure will be presented to the event resolver and decisions can be made in real-time.
Once a response is selected on the recipient’s remote device, xMatters will update the Netcool/OMNIbus Event in realtime. The benefit is that this process is immediate – significantly faster than the time required for Operations staff to notice the failures or malfunctions, determine who is on call, and manually notify the right person.
In addition, the ability to take simple actions on the event from any device gives the event resolver a quick way to deal with many issues and communicate to other team members the current state of the event.
During the process, every notification, response, and action is logged in xMatters. In addition, xMatters automatically annotates the original Netcool/OMNIbus Event with status information.
The xMatters product features a self-service web user interface to allow accurate assignment of responsible personnel for each job. xMatters also includes an optional enhanced Subscription panel that allows both managed and self-subscription to Netcool/OMNIbus Events. This Subscription panel queries the Netcool/OMNIbus server directly in real time to retrieve lists of categories, subcategories, product types and problem types removing the need to create and maintain these lists.
The following components must be installed prior to installing the integration:
- xMatters 5.1
- xMatters integration agent 5.1
- IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus 7.3.1
- ObjectServer must be running under Process Control
IBM NetCool OMNIBus Integration Package (Including Documentation*) - Windows
|IBM NetCool OMNIBus Integration Package (Including Documentation*) - Unix||
* Documentation updated since package release; for the latest version of the integration guide, download the attached PDF, below.
|7.3.1||Unix, Windows||3.0||2012-03-23||5.1, 5.0, 4.1||xMatters|
JDN-3127 Originally created by Cheryl Isler