HP Network Node Manager i (NNMi) pimA

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This page documents the enPortal integration for HP Network Node Manager i (NNMi).

  • Vendor: HP
  • Product: Network Node Manager i (NNMi)
  • Supported Version(s): 9.0 & 9.2
  • Name of enPortal Integration Package: hp.nnm_pimA
  • Required enPortal Version: 4.6.1 and above

The following section documents supported platforms, installation, and configuration of the NNMi Product Integration Module on enPortal versions 4.6.1 and above.


Page Contents

1. Support Matrix

The following Operating System, Database, and Web Browser platforms are supported:


1.1. Operating System

Please see the list of supported Operating Systems on the System Requirements page.


1.2. Database

A special database is not required to implement this integration module. The AppBoard/enPortal database is used to store all configurations related to this integration module.


1.3. Web Browser

Please see the list of supported Web Browsers on the System Requirements page.


2. Installation

Perform the following steps to install the hp.nnm_pimA PIM:

  1. Install AppBoard/enPortal as detailed in the Installation documentation
  2. Download the file hp.nnm_pimA.jar
  3. Start AppBoard
  4. Log in to AppBoard as an administrator
    1. User Name: administrator
    2. Password: administrator
    3. Domain: System
  5. Under the Advanced tab, select PIMImport
  6. Click the Choose File button
  7. Locate the hp.nnm_pimA.jar file in the Open dialog
  8. Click the Start button to extract the files from the PIM .jar archive
  9. Under the Advanced tab, select XMLImport
  10. Click the Start button to load the PIM into the system
  11. Confirm that the following message is displayed: "Import completed; loaded the following file(s): load_hp.nnm_pimA.txt"


3. Integration Details

This sections provides special details for configuring the integration module after installation.


3.1. Channel Types

  • Home - Channel that displays the top-level Home page of the NNM application
  • Incidents - Channel that displays the NNM "showIncidents" view
  • Launch - Channel that allows for custom URL configuration to launch any supported NNM view
  • LaunchQuickReference - Channel that displays the NNM documentation of the Launch URL string commands
  • Proxy - Channel that is used by the system to display NNM channels
  • Topology - Channel that displays an NNM Topology Map view


3.2. Configuration

After installing the NNM PIM, perform the following steps to configure access to the host NNM server:

  1. Click on the Applications tab
  2. Right-click on the name "sample" in the list and select "Modify"
  3. Fill in the items in the Modify Application Wizard dialog:
    1. Select the protocol used to access your NNM server (http or https)
    2. Change the host name from "changeme" to the hostname or ip address that will resolve to your NNM server
    3. Change the port from "8080" to the port number of your NNM server
  4. Click on the Integrations tab
  5. In the Explorer, under Packages, expand the hp.nnm_pimA tree and click on the Sample target. Confirm that the information you entered is displayed for your NNM server
  6. Under the Sample target, click on the Home channel. A login prompt should be displayed.
  7. Log in using the same credentials you would use for accessing the NNM console in a browser. Confirm that the NNM Home page is displayed.


An NNM Home channel displayed in AppBoard/enPortal

3.3. Create Channels

After installing the NNM PIM, and configuring access to the host NNM server, perform the following steps to create channels to display NNM content:

  1. Click on the Applications tab
  2. Right-click on the name "sample" in the list and select a channel type
  3. In the "Channel Name" box, enter the name you want to give to the new channel
  4. For "Channel Type", select "3rd Party Pims"
  5. Click Next
  6. Click Finish
  7. Click on the Integrations tab
  8. In the Explorer, under Packages, expand the hp.nnm_pimA tree and click on the Sample target. Confirm that the new channel is listed along with the other sample channels

Repeat the above steps to create additional channels. Select a different Channel Type in step 2 to create a different type of channel.


3.3.1. Custom Channel Settings

  • Home
    • The Home channel does not have any custom fields
  • Incidents
    • menus - Select "True" to display the NNM menus, "false" to hide the menus
    • newWindow - Select "True" to launch the channel in a separate browser window, "false" to contain it in the portal window
    • cmd - Parts of the NNMi User Interface can be individually launched directly with an integration URL. Enter in this box the string to be added to the URL string. The options for this URL string are detailed in the LaunchQuickReference channel.
    • readonly - Select "True" to restrict all editing in the channel, "false" to allow editing
  • Launch
    • menus - Select "True" to display the NNM menus, "false" to hide the menus
    • cmd - Parts of the NNMi User Interface can be individually launched directly with an integration URL. Enter in this box the string to be added to the URL string. The options for this URL string are detailed in the LaunchQuickReference channel. Additional channel parameters needed to be added for the required attributes of a particular command. The syntax is detailed in "Integrate NNMi Elsewhere with URLs Quick Reference" of NNMi Help document. The channel parameter is added by using portal's channel editor.
  • LaunchQuickReference
    • The LaunchQuickReference channel does not have any custom fields
  • Proxy
    • The Proxy channel does not have any custom fields
  • Topology
    • menus - Select "True" to display the NNM menus, "false" to hide the menus
    • newWindow - Select "True" to launch the channel in a separate browser window, "false" to contain it in the portal window
    • envattrs - Setting environment variables for a NNM command. The value is in such a format
      name=value[;name=value;...] 

3.4. Known Issues

There are currently not any known issues with the hp.nnm_pimA PIM.


3.5. License Usage

In order for the AppBoard/enPortal administrator to configure the hp.nnm_pimA PIM, the AppBoard/enPortal license.properties file must include licensing for at least one hp.nnm_pimA server. The administrator can create one additional host ("target") in AppBoard/enPortal for each server license included in the license file.

Each AppBoard/enPortal user maintains one user session with the NNM server. The NNM application must be licensed to support the number of users that will be accessing the application through AppBoard/enPortal.


3.6. Version Support

The following matrix details the supported NNMi and compatible AppBoard/enPortal versions:

Version Support
Package Name enPortal Version NNM Version
hp.nnm_pimA 5.0 9.0 & 9.2
To see the current enPortal version, run the portal version command from the [AppBoard_Home]/server/bin directory.


4. NNMi Upgrades

4.1. Upgrading from an older version of NNMi to NNMi 9.0

Older versions of NNMi are not supported by this PIM, so this upgrade path is not supported


4.2. Upgrading from NNMi 9.0 to a newer version of NNMi

Perform the following steps when the NNMi 9.0 server is upgraded to a newer version of NNMi:

  1. Check the AppBoard/enPortal PIM online documentation to see if the new NNMi version is supported by the existing hp.nnm_pimA PIM
    1. If the new NNMi version is supported by the existing PIM that you have installed, perform the following steps:
      1. Click on the Applications tab
      2. Right-click on the row for the old NNMi server and select "Modify"
      3. Update the protocol, host, and port to reference the server where the new version of NNMi is running
    2. If the new NNMi version is not supported by the existing PIM that you have installed, perform the following steps to upgrade the PIM:
      1. Download the new PIM version from the PIM download site
      2. Follow the steps in the Installation section above to install and configure the new PIM version
      3. Re-create all NNM channels to reference the new PIM
      4. [Optional] Perform the steps outlined in the Uninstall section below to remove the old PIM from the system


5. Uninstall

Uninstalling the hp.nnm_x PIM will break all of the channels in your AppBoard/enPortal system that reference this integration.

Perform the following steps to uninstall the hp.nnm_x PIM:

  1. Click on the Integrations tab
  2. In the Explorer, under Packages, locate the hp.nnm_pimA integration
  3. Right click on the integration name, and select "Delete"
  4. Click "Ok" to confirm that you want to delete the integration package