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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 :-)

Similar to Tivoli documentation, HPOM documentation is badly written, fragmentary and incomplete. You need to rely on Operations Manager forum for most questions as you probably never find the answers the docs.  Often the only way got get a satisfactory answer quickly is to open a ticket. 

Try to attend or at least get student manual for the class Linux Administration Essentials (OM90LINUXESS). It consists of two parts. And those two are the best printed manual for HPOM  money can get.  The second class and the second manual (also in two parts) Linux Advanced Administration is also very useful, but the first is really essential.

In view of dismal quality of HP OpenView/HPOM documentation support forum is expremely important. The main forum is

HP used to have a good support forum for HPOM. Then they changes it for worse. New one has fancy layout but still very basic functionality. You can access it at

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[Oct 10, 2012] Agent health check

Oct 6, 2012


Hello All,

My experience with default agent health check, I get too many false positive alarms for the agent status and i am sure same is experienced by other too.

Has anyone found a better solution for agent health check? if so please share.

Thanks in Advance.


Not sure if this is what you're refereeing to but we used to get a lot of false alerts regarding the up state of some of our services using the health check. We decided to increased the number of health check retries to the maximum 5 and increased the and the time interval to check agent health to 180 seconds. We found this cut out 95% of the false alerts. The systems we still had problems with we then started using Process monitoring of key processes to determine if the system was up

You've probably already tried this but incase you haven't I Hope this helps

John ....

Monitored parameter in OVO

timmy888 :

Hi All !

I'm new user OVO.

I would like to ask how can I check which parameters are monitored on host ?

We assume that the hosts are already added to the OVO

Where can I find what is monitored on host ? For example - Disk Space, CPU etc.

My point exactly where exactly is the host for a list of parameters that are monitored

Best regards,

Timmy !


What "measurement threshold" policies do you have assigned? They'd show up as monitor policies when you do:

/opt/OV/bin/ovpolicy -list -level 0 

We have SISPI policies deployed.

If you go to the source tab, it'll show the metric it's monitoring and from which data source (CODA, SCOPE, etc).

We also created out own to check CODA metric glob_mem_util every 5 minutes on some servers with memory leaks and it's worked very well. ....



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