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August- 2011
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Bullet Point Sending Traps from Cisco 5508 wlcs
OpManager processes traps from devices into meaningful alerts. This post tells you how to trigger traps for Cisco 5508 Wireless Controller to see alarms for each AP.(forum)
Bullet Point Authenticating to a Cisco device using SNMPv3
Find out how the SNMPv3 handshake communication happens between two SNMP entities, and how this impacts the discovery of SNMPv3-enabled Cisco devices in OpManager. (forum)
Bullet Point Adding Active Directory monitors
With multiple Windows applications monitoring add-ons, are you having trouble finding out the steps to add Active Directory monitors? Visit this post for details. (forum)
Bullet Point Trouble receiving Traps in OpManager?
Not to worry! Check out this article on our kbase to know the probable reasons for OpManager not receiving the traps. (kbase)
Bullet Point Having trouble using RepairDB.sh?
If you are a new user, you’d find this post useful. Find out why RepairDB.sh does not work at times and what tweaks you need to make to the script to make it work. (forum)

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Monitoring Tip

Keep this simple tip in mind when monitoring disk space where the disk capacity is huge.

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July- 2011
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Bullet Point Monitoring Cisco 2600, 2800 Series
The health of the Cisco routers depend on the performance of few critical hardware resources. Check out this wiki for details on what to monitor on these routers. (wiki)
Bullet Point Managing Argus Rectifiers in OpManager
OpManager lets you monitor and manage any device in a network, provided the device is ‘pingable’ and supports SNMP. Visit this discussion on managing Argus Rectifiers using OpManager. (forum)
Bullet Point Have trouble monitoring Exchange Servers?
If you are having trouble adding and monitoring exchange servers, then this post is for you. Find out how to discover and manage Exchange services. (forum)
Bullet Point Unable to start OpManager with MySQL DB?
If OpManager shuts down saying there is ‘no space left on the device’, it could be because of less space on the partition. Go through this post to help resolve the issue. (forum)
Bullet Point Removing serial number on partition monitors
Here’s a simple tweak to remove the serial number and label for the Drives from the monitor name in OpManager. (forum)

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Monitoring Tip

Keep this simple tip in mind when you add bulk custom monitors.

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June- 2011
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Bullet Point Monitoring HP Proliant Servers HW health
The hardware health of the HP Proliant systems depends on the performance of several critical resources on these systems. Check out this page for details on what to monitor on these servers. (wiki)
Bullet Point Moving Database from MySQL to MSSQL2008-r2
Did you have trouble switching databases? Check out this interactive thread to know the problem a user faced and what caused it. (forum)
Bullet Point Back to the basics- AuthenticationFailure Trap
If you are a beginner to network management, you’d find this article useful. (kbase)
Bullet Point Processing Varbinds for meaningful alerts
Get OpManager to trigger meaningful alerts by processing varbinds. Check out the new option to process each varbind. (forum)
Bullet Point Monitoring temperature on Cisco 2960 switch
Read on to know what trouble a user encountered when configuring a temperature monitor on a Cisco switch and how he worked around. (forum)

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Tips & Tricks

Here is a database query to retrieve the list of devices against the event log rules associated to them.

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May - 2011
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Bullet Point Installing OpManager with MSSQL 2008
Find out how you can install OpManager with MSSQL 2008. Visit the resource linked in this post to know more about the steps involved. (forum)
Bullet Point Having trouble logging into OpManager?
Follow the simple procedure directed in this post before starting the product to eliminate the login problems. (forum)
Bullet Point WMI Monitors not working?
Sometimes you may get stuck up with WMI monitors not working properly. This article provides you with list of troubleshooting tips to bring WMI monitors back to normal. (kbase)
Bullet Point Configuring log rotation in OpManager
Some of you had this query on log files rotation in OpManager. Check out this post to know the default configuration and how you can customize the same. (forum)
Bullet Point Monitoring Dell Poweredge r610 in OpManager
Read through this interesting post and find out more about monitoring Dell Poweredge r610 in OpManager.. (forum)
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Here is how you swap OpManager running on a Linux box to Windows.
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April- 2011
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Bullet Point Embedding OpManager Dashboards in SharePoint
A long time user and prolific contributor, James Rockford, has posted a very simple snippet to embed OpManager Dashboards in the SharePoint Portal. Do check it out! (forum)
Bullet Point Trouble accessing OpManager’s web interface?
Check how Smart port roles configured in your switch can prevent you from accessing the administration console. (forum)
Bullet Point Back to the basics- SNMP Monitors vs Traps
If you are a beginner to network management, you’d find this post useful. Make sure you visit the resource linked in the post. (forum)
Bullet Point Do you agree with Jeff?
Check out a recent post on our blogs and tell us if your network monitoring needs are on the same lines as that of our customer, Jeff.. As always, we would love to know what you think…(blog)
Bullet Point Running a batch file from within OpManager
You can plug-in a batch file and execute it when an alert matching a specific criteria is raised. Read through this post for the ‘know-how’.(forum)

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Monitoring Tip

Try this quick tip to monitor a specific route or next-hop address of a router.

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March- 2011
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Bullet Point We could do with occasional bouquets like this!
A user had this wonderful words to say on OpManager’s virtual device monitoring feature. Thank you Dear User. It felt like an unexpected snowfall on a summer afternoon :) (forum)
Bullet Point Running opmanager x64 on windows 2003 R2 x64
Having trouble running OpManager x64 as a service on a virtual server 2003 R2 x64? Check out this post and see if it resolves the problem! (forum)
Bullet Point Getting back to the basics
If you are a beginner to network management, you’d find this post useful. Make sure to visit the resources linked in the post. (forum)
Bullet Point Monitoring multiple instances of w3wp.exe process
This post explains the steps involved in monitoring a process that resets itself. It is one of the most common queries we receive from users. (forum)
Bullet Point Forcing a system restart on threshold violation
Plug-in a custom script in an alert profile and force a system restart when there is a specific failure. More details in the post. (forum)

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ConfigurationTip

Try this quick tip to clean up old data in OpManager.

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February- 2011
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Bullet Point How to localize OpManager?
Wish to use OpManager in your own language? It’s no more a fantasy! OpManager offers localization support for Chinese, German, French and many more languages.(kbase)
Bullet Point Running WMI script with OpManager
Is it possible for OpManager to run a WMI script like wmic bios on a remote windows server to retrieve serial number? Find out here: (forum)
Bullet Point Configuring WAN monitors in OpManager
Configuring Cisco IP SLA WAN monitors in OpManager is very simple and takes only a couple of minutes. Have a look at the video guide to see how to configure the WAN monitors. (blog)
Bullet Point Using CSV files for device discovery
Besides the option to initiate CIDR/IP range based discovery, OpManager supports discovering devices from a CSV file. Check out this article for details. (kbase)
Bullet Point Authentication Failure Alarm
Authentication failure alarm is raised when OpManager or some other monitoring system in your network tries to access a device with wrong community strings. (kbase)

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January- 2011
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Bullet Point Monitoring Internet Links- An interesting usecase
Have you ever chuckled at a person wearing a full rain coat with the hood but also carrying an umbrella in his hand on a rainy day? Actually, this analogy is no different from your company’s Internet service. Read more. (blog)
Bullet Point Unable to run powershell in notification profiles?
The powershell scripts did not execute properly from within OpManager while it worked perfectly from the command prompt. Check out this workaround to execute one when plugged into a notification profile. (forum)
Bullet Point How to run OpManager as a Linux Service
Check out this article on starting OpManager as a Linux Service and how you can have it running in the background. (kbase)
Bullet Point How to add Environment monitors in OpManager- An example
This post explains the steps involved in adding temperature and humidity monitors for Comet Appliances. Extend the same procedure to other Environment monitors.(forum)
Bullet Point How to configure notification profiles for different alert types
Configure different alert profiles based on the alert severity to notify technicians working on different problem levels. (forum)

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Year 2010- A quick roundup
It has been an exciting year at the OpManager bay. With few awards to its credit, OpManager is all set to for the next major release in the New Year to come. Check out this post for a quick summary on a year that was!
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Managing devices using DNS names
Configure OpManager to poll the monitored devices (with dynamic IP address) using the DNS name. See this post to know how… (forum)
Creating a custom performance monitor
This is a frequent query from our users. See the steps involved in creating a custom performance monitor. (forum)

Deleting alarms automatically
You can plug-in custom script to delete specific eventlog-based alerts in OpManager. Checkout a usecase discussed in this post. (forum)
Adding monitors in custom templates
Another interesting use-case where a user wants to add Host Resource monitors on to a custom template. See the post for the detailed steps. (forum)
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Tip of the month

How to troubleshoot common WMI issues easily? Here is a short post!
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Upgrading from free to a licensed edition
You can upgrade from a free edition to a licensed version without losing the data already gathered. Follow the migration procedure as directed in this post!
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Monitoring variables with multiple instances
You can configure SNMP monitors by directly querying an OID for a value or by defining expressions. See how to specify the OID for variables that have multiple instances. (forum)
Effecting a bulk update on port configurations
You can do a bulk update for monitors on multiple switch ports or add notification profiles for multiple switches at a time. (forum)

Showing DNS name in the reports URL
Get OpManager to show the DNS name of the OpManager host in the URL of scheduled reports (that are emailed to you) with a small configuration tweak. (forum)
Why there are no alerts for inactive ports
Inactive ports do not throw alerts though they are discovered. Check out this post to see why. (forum)

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Tip of the month

Here is how you will use the MibBrowser.bat to query/troubleshoot an SNMP variable on a device.
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