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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 :-)

One of the most challenging parts of learning about the HPOM is remembering what file is located in which directory.  There three major places (trees of directories) on the management server:

Environment variables can help navigate this complex maze.  See HPOM 9 Env Variables

Important runtime data is contained in the directory

/var/opt/OV/share/tmp/OpC/mgmt_sv. Do not clean up this directory unless you are unable to use another solution or there are

too many unprocessed and old messages.

Software installation file: If you no longer need the information appended to logfiles during software installation, update, and removal, you should backup and then erase the following logfile:


The inst_err.log and inst_sum.log logfiles do not continuously grow because they are generated for each HPOM software

installation, update, or removal.

Error logfile:

You should back up and then erase the HPOM error and warning logfile and its backups (for HTTPS-based managed nodes). This is a plain text file:


— Binary:


HPOM uses an automatic backup logfile mechanism having up to ten files. To save disk space, if the System.txt logfile size is greater than 1 MB, HPOM automatically performs rotation preserving 10 most recent 1M chunks:

Directory Name Description
/etc/opt/OV Parent directory for configuration data.
/etc/opt/OV/share/backgrounds Background graphics files.
/etc/opt/OV/share/bitmaps/<lang>/OpC Language-specific bitmaps.
/etc/opt/OV/share/conf/OpC/mgmt_sv/appl Parent directory for application registration files (ARF's).
/etc/opt/OV/share/conf/OpC/mgmt_sv/reports/<lang> Language-specific configuration and message reports.
/etc/opt/OV/share/conf/OpC/mgmt_sv/respmgrs Configuration files for responsible manager configurations.
/etc/opt/OV/share/conf/OpC/mgmt_sv/services/<lang> Configuration file for Service Navigator.
/etc/opt/OV/share/conf/OpC/mgmt_sv/tmpl_respmgrs Sample flexible management configuration files.
/etc/opt/OV/share/conf/OpC/mgmt_sv/templates Templates based on specific character sets.
/etc/opt/OV/share/conf/OpC/mgmt_sv/users User-specific registration files.
/etc/opt/OV/share/conf/OpC/mgmt_sv/work_respmgrs Working directory for editing and checking responsible management configuration files
/etc/opt/OV/share/fields/<lang> HPOM -specific fields used within the GUI.
/etc/opt/OV/share/lrf Local registration files (LRFs).
/etc/opt/OV/share/registration/<lang> Language-specific application registration files (ARF's).
/etc/opt/OV/share/symbols/<lang>/OPC Language-specific bitmaps.
/opt/OV Parent directory for binaries.
/opt/OV/bin/OpC Binary and GUI files.
/opt/OV/bin/OpC/agtinstall Agent tools.
/opt/OV/bin/OpC/extern_Intf External interface files that are used for notification services, trouble ticket integration and physical console connectivity.
/opt/OV/bin/OpC/Install Installation and distribution utilities.
/opt/OV/bin/OpC/utils Additional Tools.
/opt/OV/contrib/OpC Contributed Tools.
/opt/OV/lib Parent Directory for Shared Libraries.
/opt/OV/lib/nsl Supported Character Sets.
/opt/OV/lib/X11/app-defaults Parent directory for X configuration file Opc.
/opt/OV/newconfig Copies of system startup, application default files, and so on.
/opt/OV/old Backup copies of the configuration files.
/opt/OV/OpC/config Directory for configuration uploads.
/opt/OV/OpC/defaults Directory for configuration uploads.
/opt/OV/OpC/examples/appl Scripts for application integration.
Refer to man page opcupload.  
/opt/OV/OpC/examples/progs ITO API example programs.
/opt/OV/ReleaseNotes Final notes not included in the manuals.
/opt/OV/www/htdocs/Ito_op Java GUI Installation files.
/var/opt/OV Parent Directory for Run Time Data.
/var/opt/OV/conf/OpC/mgmt_sv Templates assigned to the management server.
/var/opt/OV/log/OpC/mgmt_sv Installation and error log files.
/var/opt/OV/share/databases/OpC/mgd_node/customer/<arch> Parent directory for the customer-specific agent software. Includes commands, programs, scripts and actions
/var/opt/OV/share/databases/OpC/mgd_node/vendor/<arch> Parent directory for the vendor-specific agent software. Includes commands, programs, scripts and actions
/var/opt/OV/share/help/<lang>/OpC Language-specific online help files.
/var/opt/OV/share/tmp/OpC/distrib Staging area for distributions to the managed node.
/var/opt/OV/share/tmp/OpC_appl Parent directory for temporary files during opccfgdwn and opccfgupld.
/var/opt/OV/share/tmp/OPC/mgmt_sv Directory used by processes for temporary data and data exchanges via queues and pipes.


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