Novell Operations Center 5.0 was released yesterday and I thought I'd drop a few tidbits about the release. For starters, with each release we certify third-party products such as Databases, Management Tools and Operating Systems. Additionally, we provided some enhancements based on customer requests. For this blog, I will cover some of those high level details.
Operating Systems: While Novell Operations Center supports several Operating Systems such as Windows, SLES, HPUX, etc., we certified IBM AIX 6.1 with this release.
Databases: For databases, we certified DB2 version 9.7, Sybase ASE 15 and added PostgresSQL 8.4.3. Please check with documentation on specific areas of the product where support is provided for these database and potentially specific features.
Adapter Integrations: With this release of Novell Operations Center, we certified IBM Micomuse Netcool 7.2 as well as Solarwinds Orion 9.5.
LDAP: We improved upon our integration with LDAP by allowing the administrator to define connections to multiple LDAP sources. Additionally, the administrator can assign specific connection definitions, queries and schedules to user groups so that these groups can be self maintianing. Please check with the documentation for specific details.
SLM: With this release we are dropping support for the Portal Builder Dashboarding technology, based on that, the Dashboard (AKA: myMO) now contains Servie Level Management portlets natively.
Right-Clicks: Administrators will now be able to add custom right-clicks to the CMS (AKA: myCMDB) interface. There are a few new right-click operations that can be added via the java console interface. Please refer to the documentation for additional details.
We are very excited about this release and look forward to customers upgrading and leveraging the new functionality.
Disclaimer: As with everything else at Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by Novell (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).
It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.