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BSMC or agent for trap receiving?

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Hi,

My question is what is the diffrence in case if I want to only accept traps? If integratio is from 3rd party management tool, do I need topology integration or can OMi work without? In older system there was a need of external nodes.

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Re: BSMC or agent for trap receiving?

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To add to that:

you can of course also edit your SNMP trap policy in OMi - which offers policy editors as well.

Comparing a BSMC 10.01 system with OMi 10.10 policy editors there are these differences:

Advantages of OMi policy editors: OMi supports

  • policy versioning and
  • parameterization

Advantages of BSMC policies:

  • logfile and database policies allow you to load "sample data" from the logfile/DB that you can then use to create your policy using drag & drop etc. (not available in OMi policy editors)
  • BSMC also supports "back-sync" - the close of an events in for examplle Microsoft SCOM when the event is closed in OMi.

So if we are just looking at SNMP policies, then you could use the OMi policy editors and benefit from the verioning and maybe also the parameterization feature.

Volker

 

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Re: BSMC or agent for trap receiving?

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OMi doesnt "require" topology in order to receive events, but if you want to use OMi for topology correlation or run actions or anything that is based on the related CI of the event then you should.

as for 3rd party integrations - BSMC or Agent, the best practice is to use BSMC since it allows you to construct the event from the traps in a nice and clean UI.

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Re: BSMC or agent for trap receiving?

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Hi,

thank you for reply. Is it possible to use OMW or OML policy in BSMC? Are any modifications of the policy needed?

Regards

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Re: BSMC or agent for trap receiving?

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Hello,

for NNMi trap receiving you typically generate the policy on NNM (using the NNM tool).

Policies are compatible. There is no special OMW/OML version (both have the same agent).

Kind regards,
Harald

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Re: BSMC or agent for trap receiving?

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I am not talking about NNMi. I have trap policies (SNMP interceptors) which are used by agent. Will they work with BSMC or do they need any modifications?

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Re: BSMC or agent for trap receiving?

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Hello wboy,

they will work with BSMC. You just need to import them.

Kind regards,
Harald

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Re: BSMC or agent for trap receiving?

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To add to that:

you can of course also edit your SNMP trap policy in OMi - which offers policy editors as well.

Comparing a BSMC 10.01 system with OMi 10.10 policy editors there are these differences:

Advantages of OMi policy editors: OMi supports

  • policy versioning and
  • parameterization

Advantages of BSMC policies:

  • logfile and database policies allow you to load "sample data" from the logfile/DB that you can then use to create your policy using drag & drop etc. (not available in OMi policy editors)
  • BSMC also supports "back-sync" - the close of an events in for examplle Microsoft SCOM when the event is closed in OMi.

So if we are just looking at SNMP policies, then you could use the OMi policy editors and benefit from the verioning and maybe also the parameterization feature.

Volker

 

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