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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 :-)

All HPOM messages are organized into logical categories called message groups. They probably should be called message types. 

Among the default message groups the most important are: Backup, Certificate, Database, HA, Hardware, Job, Misc., Network, OpC, OS, Output, Performance, Security,  and SNMP.

The message group “Misc” plays a special role by catching all undefined messages. If an arriving HPOM message contains a message group attribute which is not part of the Message Group Bank, it will be assigned to all HPOM users who have the message group “Misc” assigned. However, the original message group value (as part of the HPOM message) will be displayed in the message browser.

To list message groups one can use Admin UI (Browse -> message groups) or SQL command

select Name from OPC_MESSAGE_GROUPS;

Most HPOM messages contains "message group" attribute that help determine who will need to see this event in their message browser.  For example, a message might belong to the message group "Database". 

The message group is defined by the HPOM administrator as part of the agent's policy configuration.

If an operator's configuration includes the message group Database, the message will appear in the operator's message browser.

Creating custom message groups

You can add custom message group. In All Message Group view Select from the Action menu "Add Message Group"  Enter the name, label, and description for the message group . Click OK. The new line in the list of message groups will be created.


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Jan 19, 2004 | IT Resource Center forums

Raghu Chikkamenahalli:

Kindly suggest me a command line utility to delete a message group from the OVO (OVO for Unix) database.
Andreas Klaer:

Hello,

OVO/Unix offers no command line interface out of the box that can delete message groups.



		

However:

1) a C-API to delete a message group is supplied through the dev. kit - this requires C-Programming...

2) hp offers an add-on component to OVO named 'Enhanced Administration Facility' EAF that can be used to perform a broad variety of administrative tasks...however, this needs to be obtained separatly.

Additional information is available under

http://openview.hp.com/sso/getdoc?doc=/products/operations_for_hpux/ds/ovoux_ds_eaf_jul03.pdf

r,
Andreas.



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