Thursday, August 4, 2011

BSM 9.x – NNMi 9.x Integration

To integrate NNMi with BSM, you have two methods

NNMi – uCMDB  integration which uses Data Flow Probe (DDM Probe) and is the old method.

NNMi – BSM Topology integration which is integration between NNMi and RTSM (a uCMDB version hosted in BSM)

The configuration steps is very simple

Log in NNMi > Integration Module Configuration > HP BSM Topology

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Enter your NNMi server name, username and password

For BSM enter your BSM server name and port number  and RTSM username and password.

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The NNMi - BSM Topology integration creates the following CIs:
Node
Interface
IpAddress
IpSubnet
Layer2Connection
HardwareBoard
PhysicalPort

You should note that the Built-in view for Layer 2 is not compatible with this integration, so we have to update it.

The view below is the default and it is not working as the BSM integration is populating the routers and switches as Node CI not a network device and adds the device role to NodeRole attribute.

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1- remove Net Device CI

2- Add Node CI

3- Add a Composition relationship between this new Node CI and its Interface CI.

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4-  Re-establish the folding rule (fold Interface under Node).

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5- For the Node CI, right click and select Query Node Properties  specify that the NodeRole attribute should contain lan_switch or router

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NNM View

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uCMDB View

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