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OBM120 – Operations Bridge Manager 2019.x Essentials

  • Length 5 days
  • Price $5280 inc GST
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Why study this course

Operations Bridge Manager (formerly known as Operations Manager i) is the core component of the Micro Focus Operations Bridge solution.

This entry-level training course offers technical personnel, who are new to Operations Bridge and Operations Bridge Manager, the opportunity to develop hands-on experience in applying the fundamental principles, methodologies, and capabilities for managing events using OBM.

This course includes hands-on labs that use the ITOM Container Deployment Foundation (CDF) platform and version 2019.08 of the OBM software.

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What you’ll learn

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Use OBM to effectively identify, prioritise, and resolve events

  • Create event dashboards to meet the information needs of specific users

  • Identify the health of services and technology components based on Health Indicators (HIs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) presented in OBM

  • Create and use OBM performance dashboards

  • Create and use OBM tools

  • Manage OBM user access and permissions

  • Deploy Monitoring configuration to SiteScope

  • Create and tune OBM notifications

  • Assign monitoring to CIs using Monitoring Automation (MA)

  • Create Policy templates for monitoring Service/Process, Log files, SNMP Traps, etc

  • Create Aspects and Management templates in for ease of Monitoring deployment

  • Create and Exporting OBM Content packs

  • Manage Downtime events and notifications

  • Describe OBM Architecture and Deployment

  • Use OBM Self-monitoring capability and monitoring Operations agent health

  • Perform administration and troubleshooting tasks in OBM

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Who is the course for?

  • IT Tools engineers

  • Operations staff

  • Operations managers

  • Availability engineers

  • System administrators

  • Network administrators

Course subjects

Module 1: Course Overview

  • Course objectives

  • Class logistics

  • The lab environment

  • Additional course information

  • Course schedule

Module 2: Operations Bridge Overview

  • Identify how IT organisations can transition from a cost function to a value creator

  • Describe the Operations Bridge approach to addressing the challenges

  • Use the applications that comprise the Operations Bridge solution

Module 3: Operations Bridge Manager (OBM) Overview

  • Use enterprise event management

  • Describe the purpose of an operations bridge

  • Identify how an operations bridge enables team members to collaborate effectively

  • List the components of Micro Focus Operations Bridge Suite

  • Identify the primary features and capabilities of OBM

  • Describe the data collectors that provide data to OBM

Module 4: Event Perspective

  • Identify OBM operator workflow

  • Access the OBM User Interface

  • Assess events

  • Select and analyse events

  • Use Run Books

  • Remediate an event

Module 5: Event Browser (HTML)

  • Use the Event Browser

  • Customise Event Browser

  • List the primary event attributes displayed in the Event Browser

  • Use event filters to locate events of interest

Module 6: Performance Perspective

  • Access performance dashboards

  • Use display control features

  • Use multiple methods to select time ranges

  • Export performance dashboard data

  • Share a link to a dashboard with others

  • View real-time data

  • View event overlay data with performance data

  • Create a performance dashboard favorite

  • Use comparison dashboards to compare CIs

  • Create a dashboard

  • Add a parameter to a dashboard

  • Map dashboards to appropriate CI types

Module 7: Health Perspective

  • Define Health Perspective highlights and menus

  • Access HI and KPI details

  • View various reports in the Health Perspective

  • Find visible and hidden CIs

  • Use Health Top View options

Module 8: Monitoring Dashboards

  • Identify typical use cases for OBM monitoring dashboards

  • Describe OOTB monitoring dashboards provided with OBM

  • Access monitoring dashboards in My Workspace

  • Create a new monitoring dashboard

  • Create a new My Workspace page containing a monitoring dashboard

Module 9: OBM Tools

  • Access and use OBM tools

  • Create OBM tools

  • Define OBM tool authorisation

Module 10: RTSM Overview

  • Identify the features of the Run-Time Service Model (RTSM)

  • Identify the role of the RTSM in an OBM implementation

  • Define CIs

  • Organise CIs and relationships in the class model

  • Navigate the RTSM administrative UI

  • Locate and analyse CIs and relationships in IT Universe Manager

Module 11: Setting up Monitoring

  • Describe the Agent based and agentless monitoring

  • Install Operations Agent on a Windows node

  • Install Operations Agent on a Linux node

  • Maintain Operations Agent on a node

Module 12: Monitoring Automation Overview

  • Identify the features and benefits of Monitoring Automation

  • Monitor policy templates, aspects, and management templates

  • Navigate MA administration pages

Module 13: Monitoring Automation Workflow

  • Assign MA management templates to CIs

  • Define custom parameter values for assignments

  • Create automatic assignment rules to assign and maintain monitoring

  • Verify monitoring assignments in MA

  • Access monitoring configuration reports in MA

Module 14: Policy Templates

  • Create and assign a basic policy template

  • Add parameters to a policy template

Module 15: Logfile Policy Templates

  • Describe the Log file encapsulator process

  • Create and assign a Log file policy template

  • Add parameters to Log file policy template

  • Test the Log file policy template

Module 16: Service/Process Monitoring Policy Templates

  • Create Service/Process monitoring policy template

  • Assign Service/Process monitoring policy template

  • Test the Service/Process monitoring policy template

Module 17: Open Message Interface Policy Templates

  • Create an Open Message Interface policy template

  • Assign an Open Message Interface policy template

  • Test an Open Message Interface policy template

Module 18: SNMP Trap Policy Templates

  • Create and assign an SNMP Trap policy template

  • Assign SNMP Trap policy template

  • Test SNMP Trap policy template

Module 19: Aspects

  • Create and assign a basic aspect

  • Create a basic management template

Module 20: Monitoring OBM and Data Collectors

  • Describe OBM Architecture and Deployment

  • Describe OBM Self-Monitoring

  • Describe monitoring Operations Agent Health

  • Locate log file information needed to troubleshoot OBM

Module 21: User Management

  • Define OBM user management

  • Identify how permissions are defined within roles

  • Use roles and permissions and apply these to users and groups

  • Identify how roles are inherited by groups from parent groups

  • Create new roles, groups and users

  • Create Event assignment rules

Module 22: OBM Administration

  • Understand Content Packs and their functionality

  • Use the OBM content types

  • Analyse OOTB content packs

  • Work with the OBM Content Manager

  • Create a content pack

  • Export a content pack

  • Identify downtime concepts and configuration

  • Identify OBM downtime behaviour concepts and configuration

  • Set up OBM event notifications

  • Describe OBM license management

  • Identify infrastructure settings for OBM


To be successful in this course, you should have the following prerequisites or knowledge:

  • IT operations principles and practices

  • Systems and network administration

  • Industry-standard operating systems

  • Network, system, and application monitoring principles and practices


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