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Note: HP renamed the product called now HP operations manager way too many times. Also it is very inconsistent with using abbreviations. Here we will assume that the term "HP Operations manager" and abbreviations HPOM, OMU, and OVO  mean the same thing :-)

HPOM/ HPOM provides several options for responding to messages that match conditions. Operators use some of these options in Message Browser to respond to messages. Some of these responses are transparent to operators. You may configure an application or script to run as an automatic action, operator-initiated action, or scheduled action:

Actions are always performed by the HPOM action agent, which operates as root on UNIX systems, as HP ITO Account on Windows systems. To be executed, the action must be available on the managed node on which it is expected to be executed (which can be different from the node on which the event originated). The applications must be accessible iether via the $PATH settings of the root (Unix)  or  path to it must be fully qualified

You can choose from the following response types:

As a general rule, in instructions, you enter details about the operator-initiated actions, so operators know what exactly will be executed when the operator-initiated action is started. Normally, an operator-initiated action requires some kind of operator interaction. Or operators must set up or verify some type of prerequisite. Examples: You can forward messages to a trouble ticket system or external notification service. In addition, you can configure automatic acknowledgments after forwarding a message. Configuring Automatic Annotations and Acknowledgments For both automatic and operator-initiated actions, you can configure automatic annotations and automatic acknowledgments. An automatic annotation logs the following: If an action fails, an annotation is automatically written. When you configure an automatic acknowledgment for an action, the message is acknowledged automatically if processing of the action was successful. Without automatic acknowledgment, operators must manually acknowledge messages in the Java GUI Browser.

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This is a diffirent animal then actions in messages, but the key idea is the same. All applications are available for direct use or for assignment to operators in the Application Bank. The Application Bank's  represent set of Application Groups, each in turn is a collection of applications.

This resource area contains symbols that represent categories of tools that are readily available for use. The tools are represented by symbols arranged in a hierarchy starting with a top-level represented by oval shaped symbols, called application groups (oval-shaped symbols)

If you double-click on the icon, you'll find that the second level contains specific tools for that application group category.

The leaf level of the Application Bank contains square-shaped symbols that are executable. Drag and drop the node onto the application to launch the program. Double-click with the mouse on the application group icon to move to the second level of the hierarchy.

The symbols at the second level could represent additional Application Groups within this category if the symbol is oval. There are also square icons, which are ready for use and only require a drag/drop operation, as previously described.

The applications icons are embedded with program instructions that execute programs on the specific node or on the management server. For example, to check the status of a node, drag and drop a managed node symbol from the Node Bank onto the square symbol in the Application Bank called ITO Status. This task executes the command opcragt –status on the HPOM server and returns the results to the operator console in a separate window.

Customized application techniques are covered in more detail in the User Guide.

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[Jan 24, 2011] MOM HPOM to OMW node Action Allowed not working

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Bill Collyns
Nov 19, 2009 16:34:11 GMT

I have configured our OMW 8.10 nodes with agent version 8.6.006 to allow actions from our HPOM 8.31 server.

I received the following error;

automatic action failed at 11:08:16, 11/19/09.
Result : -1

Output :

Didn't execute automatic action "ovc -status coda" on node
Network communication problems occurred.

Also when I attempt to do an opcragt from the HPOM server I get the following;

#sudo opcragt my-node

Cannot get status information from node (OpC40-428)
Network communication problems occurred. (OpC40-427)

CTRL - CommunicationException:
(ctrl-21) Communication error when executing 'Status' method.
(bbc-49) The HTTP server failed authentication. The server's target ID 'f767f7e2-68e9-7540-14fd-e5c3a78204f7' is not specified in the target ID list: ' 000000000000000000000000000000000000 '. (OpC40-2130)
Probably there's a mismatch between the core ID for the node in the
OVO DB and the core ID set on the node. On the OVO mgmt server check with
"/opt/OV/bin/OpC/utils/opcnode -list_id node_list=<managed_node>"
on the managed node check via command "ovcoreid". Correction on OVO server
via "opcnode -chg_id node_name=<managed_node id=<managed_node_core_id>" (OpC40-2170)

When I update the core id I get the following error;

#sudo opcnode -chg_id node_name=my-node id=f767f7e2-68e9-7540-14fd-e5c3a78204f7
Operation successfully completed.
itd_op@ovopvm1 [/home/itd_op]
#sudo opcragt my-node

Cannot get status information from node (OpC40-428)
Network communication problems occurred. (OpC40-427)

CTRL - CommunicationException:
(ctrl-21) Communication error when executing 'Status' method.
faultcode: ctrlauthorization
faultstring: Authorization failed (OpC40-2130)
Probably the OVO server isn't authorized to access the node.
Check whether the server's core ID (on server call "ovcoreid -ovrg server")
is mentioned on the node in the MANAGER_ID setting or in the mgrconf policy
(on the node call "ovconfget sec.core.auth MANAGER_ID" and look
into the file $OvDataDir/datafiles/policies/mgrconf/*_data (if any)). (OpC40-2173)

Has anybody else run into similiar problems.

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Bill Collyns Nov 19, 2009 16:57:10 GMT N/A: Question Author

Further testing produced this result.

There was a problem running an action
after the communications link was established.: Execution of API call failed. Error code: Access denied. (ITO210-131)
Can't start operator initiated action for message 'c6ef9d40-d529-71de-19e1-aa3f0b190000'. (ITO219-1)

Goran Koruga Nov 20, 2009 06:00:03 GMT 5 pts


You need mgrconf policy on the node so that it allows actions from another server.

For HPOM you can find examples here:





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