HP Network Node Manager 9: Getting Started

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  • Implement the NNMi tool in your infrastructure
  • Customize NNMi to give operators a clear view about what's going on in a network, keep troubleshooting tools handy, and ensure a smooth workflow between other management tools in your network operations center
  • Tune alarms so that you are notified of important network outages or other changes
  • Take control over managing access to NNMi
  • Configure NNMi to be operational during almost any disaster
  • Monitor your network using NNMi as an operator
  • Personalize menus to your operational center needs
  • Expand NNMi built-in features with your own or additional plugins
  • Integrate NNMi with other management tools in your company
  • Upgrade your old version of NNM to NNMi 9
  • Insert your NNMi's puzzle piece into the Network Operations Center or Consolidated Data Management Center and foresee the next steps for your operations center development/expansion



Every organization is on the lookout for ways to improve network availability and performance, and reduce their operating expenses. It's not funny to have to drive to a client's premises in the middle of the night without any clue as to what's going on – whether it's for an hour or for a whole day. It's even worse when the client has no or very little knowledge about what just happened because they have no tool to track the problem. Step beyond the default installations and make this tool work for you in the way you want.

This book guides you through the whole network monitoring implementation process. It covers all NNMi features and gives you hints to adapt this management software to your specific needs. It also describes how to use built-in features and adapt them in the most efficient way. It stitches the gap between technical personnel and management, covering subjects in both technical and business languages.

The book guides you from system sizing, edition, and feature selection to system customization as per your staff needs. If you are about to expand your system and bring external tools for integration with NNMi, this book is a good source to start from. It has descriptions and examples on why and how NNMi can be integrated. It explains what system designers do while sizing an NNMi system and how your system should be installed. You will also find a description on how you should design and implement your network discovery. You will learn how to create maps for your operators, so any network device that causes issues can be tracked fast, and each device position will tell each device's purpose.

Incident customization will help you configure which incidents are important for you, instead of receiving the vendor default settings with no clue as to what they mean in your situation. You will learn how to navigate between incidents and maps to reduce troubleshooting time and use your custom created tools within NNMi and become a proactive operator. The least visible but most important task in critical situations is how well you have prepared your system for disasters. This book describes backup, application failover, and clustering techniques with real-world examples. After reading this book, you will be ready to design monitoring and management tools to work along with NNMi in the way you want.

  • Install, customize, and expand NNMi functionality by developing custom features
  • Integrate NNMi with other management tools, such as HP SW Operations Manager, Network Automation, Cisco Works, Business Availability center, UCMDB, and many others
  • Navigate between incidents and maps to reduce troubleshooting time
  • Screenshots and step-by-step instructions to customize NNMi in the way you want
  • Instructions in the book are valid for version 8 as well


Page Count 584
Course Length 17 hours 31 minutes
ISBN 9781849680844
Date Of Publication 4 Jan 2011


Marius Vilemaitis

Marius Vilemaitis started his career with network management systems in the year 2000, when he was invited to join a network operations center team as a systems engineer in an ISP and telecom company. In 2005 he joined an IT service delivery company as systems engineer/consultant. He focused on IT infrastructure monitoring and management tools. His role was pre-sales consultant and delivery engineer, designing and implementing monitoring tools for network operations centers and IT departments in large and mid-size companies. In 2009, he was invited to join a long term project for implementing and improving the main network operations center for one of the US federal agencies. His experience covers companies with different sizes, requirements, and approaches. His approach is "Every situation has a solution". Also, during the past few years he has provided technical training for HP OpenView and Microsoft System Center products.