This section provides an overview of the concepts and the procedure for using the Infrastructure Management adapter for HP OM (Operations Manager).
The Infrastructure Management adapter for HP OM collects numerical system and network monitoring performance data from HP OM and displays the data in Infrastructure Management for in-depth and probable-cause analysis. Using the adapter, you can import HP OM application classes into Infrastructure Management and automatically synchronize the performance data collected by these application classes into Infrastructure Management. The following figure illustrates the major components of the adapter architecture.
Adapter for HP OM architecture
Configuring and creating an adapter instance starts in the administration console where you connect to an Integration Service, and provide information to connect to the HP OM server (not shown in the figure). The adapter queries the HP OM server for a list of agents that you can select to build a monitoring environment. The adapter then loads XML files, which contain HP OM Smart Plug-In (SPI) specifications, to show the list of monitor types that you can import. After importing the monitor types, you can select application classes to monitor.
After creation of the adapter instance, the Integration Service communicates directly with the HP OM agents. The adapter synchronizes the monitor information with Infrastructure Management for display in the Operations Console.
Infrastructure Management includes several XML files for common SPIs. You can use the XML files as is, edit the files, or create files for custom-designed SPIs.
The Integration Service is built on the Integration Service infrastructure. On-screen Infrastructure Management elements sometimes refer to the Integration Service. However, the adapters for PATROL, HP OM, and IBM Tivoli Monitoring all use the same Integration Service.
The following table provides information about configuring and using the Infrastructure Management adapter for HP OM:
Use, edit, or create an XML file for use with HP OM Smart Plug-Ins (SPIs).
See XML files for SPIs.
Verify that you have all the prerequisites for the adapter.
Add the Infrastructure Management adapter for HP OM.
Modify the list of monitored attributes.
Refer to detailed information about the HP attributes.
Refer to HP OM documentation.