HP Network Node Manager 9: Getting Started

Manage your network effectively with this HP Network Node Manager book and eBook

HP Network Node Manager 9: Getting Started

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Book Details

ISBN 139781849680844
Paperback584 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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Who This Book Is For

The book is written for the following audience:

  • Monitoring solution designers, who plan how to implement NNMi
  • Network engineers, who plan to start managing their network
  • System administrators, who start administering NNMi
  • Network monitoring operators, who want to learn how to use NNMi

If you belong to any one of the above professions, then this book is for you. It's also for professionals who describe themselves as beginners, or intermediate-level professionals. The book is also suitable for old-version NNM users who wish to switch to NNMi.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Before we Manage with NNMi
What can HP SW NNMi do for us?
Choosing the right edition
Understanding Smart Plug-ins (iSPI)
Server sizing considerations
How NNMi will impact my infrastructure
Licensing policy
Installing software
Summary
Chapter 2: Discovering and Monitoring Your Network
Discovery in NNMi
How discovery works
Configuring communication protocols
Boosting up discovery with seeds
Limiting discovery with filters
Examining discovery results
Summary
Chapter 3: Configuring and Viewing Maps
Node groups
Node group map configuration
Interface groups
Path View map configuration
User interface configuration
Web browser settings
Symbols
Summary
Chapter 4: Configuring Incidents
Introduction to incidents
How incidents enter a system
Configuring NNMi forwarding SNMP traps
Configuring SNMP trap incidents
Configuring management events
Configuring NNM 6.x/7.x events
Tuning incidents
Summary
Chapter 5: Controlling Access to NNMi
How access to NNMi works
Sign in access types
Configuring SSL to Directory Service
Command line access configuration tools
User activity audit
Summary
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting, Security, and Backup
Describing NNMi processes
Describing NNMi services
Using NNMi logging processes
Ports used by NNMi
Troubleshooting tools
Environment variables
Command security issues
Backing up NNMi
Restoring NNMi
Backup and restore strategies
Configuration migration
Summary
Chapter 7: Application Failover and High Availability Solutions
Application Failover in NNMi
iSPI and Application Failover
NNMi in High Availability (HA) Server
Summary
Chapter 8: Navigating Console and Learning Network Inventory
Navigating console
Workspaces
Tools menu
Navigating network inventory and accessing details
Working with MIBs
MIB expressions
Summary
Chapter 9: Monitoring Your Network
Monitoring with NNMi
Monitoring devices for problems
Monitoring an incident for problems
Investigating problems
Configuring Custom Polling
Summary
Chapter 10: Extending NNMi
Object custom attributes
Action menu configuration
Expanding system capabilities using URLs
Summary
Chapter 11: Integrating NNMi with Other Management Tools
Integrating NNMi with HP Software BAC
Integrating NNMi with CiscoWorks LMS
Integrating NNMi with HP Software Network Automation
Integrating NNMi with Northbound Interface
Integrating NNMi with HP Software Operations Manager
Integrating NNMi with HP System Insight Manager
Integrating NNMi with HP Software uCMDB
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • 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

 

In Detail

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.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Before we Manage with NNMi
What can HP SW NNMi do for us?
Choosing the right edition
Understanding Smart Plug-ins (iSPI)
Server sizing considerations
How NNMi will impact my infrastructure
Licensing policy
Installing software
Summary
Chapter 2: Discovering and Monitoring Your Network
Discovery in NNMi
How discovery works
Configuring communication protocols
Boosting up discovery with seeds
Limiting discovery with filters
Examining discovery results
Summary
Chapter 3: Configuring and Viewing Maps
Node groups
Node group map configuration
Interface groups
Path View map configuration
User interface configuration
Web browser settings
Symbols
Summary
Chapter 4: Configuring Incidents
Introduction to incidents
How incidents enter a system
Configuring NNMi forwarding SNMP traps
Configuring SNMP trap incidents
Configuring management events
Configuring NNM 6.x/7.x events
Tuning incidents
Summary
Chapter 5: Controlling Access to NNMi
How access to NNMi works
Sign in access types
Configuring SSL to Directory Service
Command line access configuration tools
User activity audit
Summary
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting, Security, and Backup
Describing NNMi processes
Describing NNMi services
Using NNMi logging processes
Ports used by NNMi
Troubleshooting tools
Environment variables
Command security issues
Backing up NNMi
Restoring NNMi
Backup and restore strategies
Configuration migration
Summary
Chapter 7: Application Failover and High Availability Solutions
Application Failover in NNMi
iSPI and Application Failover
NNMi in High Availability (HA) Server
Summary
Chapter 8: Navigating Console and Learning Network Inventory
Navigating console
Workspaces
Tools menu
Navigating network inventory and accessing details
Working with MIBs
MIB expressions
Summary
Chapter 9: Monitoring Your Network
Monitoring with NNMi
Monitoring devices for problems
Monitoring an incident for problems
Investigating problems
Configuring Custom Polling
Summary
Chapter 10: Extending NNMi
Object custom attributes
Action menu configuration
Expanding system capabilities using URLs
Summary
Chapter 11: Integrating NNMi with Other Management Tools
Integrating NNMi with HP Software BAC
Integrating NNMi with CiscoWorks LMS
Integrating NNMi with HP Software Network Automation
Integrating NNMi with Northbound Interface
Integrating NNMi with HP Software Operations Manager
Integrating NNMi with HP System Insight Manager
Integrating NNMi with HP Software uCMDB
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781849680844
Paperback584 pages
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