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Software Universe - recap of Ops sessions

I continue to receive requests from customers, partners, and employees for presentations made in the Operations Center track at Software Universe.


I’m very excited about this year’s show, as it gives me a chance to connect with HP customers and colleagues, many of whom I have only “met” through email and phone calls. In addition, there are numerous interesting presentations that combine a wide variety of topics. Some highlights* (based on their relevancy to managing IT infrastructure - both physical and virtual) include:


Tuesday June 15

15:30 – 16:30
“How HP Software won the Gold in Vancouver"
Norm Follett, Hewlett-Packard and Jay Rooney from Atos Origin

Abstract: The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympics games (VANOC) used HP Software’s BSM portfolio to manage the IT infrastructure of the 2010 Winter Olympic games. Atos Origin, a key HP systems integration partner, used OMi integrated with OMW, SiteScope, and NNM to effectively manage the 43 competition venues and supporting sites. Each venue’s individual IT department linked with a central Olympic operations center to deliver complete & holistic management of the games. This session will cover the challenges and solutions of an IT team that had to deliver while the whole world watched.


Wednesday June 16

09:00 – 10:00
BAC, Operations Manager, and SiteScope – a complete integration"
Shane Werner, TimeWarnerCable

Abstract: Hear Shane Werner discuss Time Warner Cable's successful completion of a monitoring integration project. He’ll share the challenges and successes Time warner Cable faced when implementing a complete bidirectional linking of SiteScope, Operations Manager for UNIX, Operations Manager for Windows, and Business Availability Center.


10:30 – 11:30
 “BSM Operations Center … The Road Ahead"
Norm Follett, Hewlett-Packard

Abstract: Get a comprehensive overview of the direction and investment strategy for HP Operations Center. We’ll share details of upcoming releases of products such as HP Operations Manager i, Operations Manager on Linux, Unix, and Windows, and HP Operations Center and Performance Center agents. In addition to near-term releases, we will look beyond 2010 and tell you how we expect Operations Center to evolve to address new trends such as virtualization, automation, and managing the cloud.


15:30 - 16:30
Sprint shows how to enable an intelligent enterprise through CLIP
John Felton, Sprint

Abstract: Learn how to connect tools you use everyday and streamline their use by using HP solutions to bridge operations and service management requirements. John Felton fwill talk about how Sprint has embarked on deploying a closed-loop incident process (CLIP) that connects event management to incident management processes.


17:00- 18:00
HP BSM Solutions: Deployment Tips & Tricks for XXL Environments
Kai-Uwe Jensen, Hewlett-Packard

 Abstract: See an overview of ways to use key HP business technology optimization (BTO) products to manage very large-scale environments. The HP Operations Manager family, Business Availability Center, and Network Node Manager i product lines will be covered. Based on real customer deployments, administrative, operational, and performance aspects of large, successful installations will be discussed. Thursday June 17


Thursday June 17

09:00 – 10:00
Operations Manager on Linux leads the way at CME Group"
Henry Wojcik, CME Group and Jon Cyr, Hewlett-Packard

Abstract: Learn how CME is using HP Operations Manager on Linux (OML) for consolidated event and performance management. CME was one of the first HP customers to migrate to Linux for Network Node Manager i and Operations Manager, and the migration process included moving from HP Operations Manager on Unix (OMU) 8.x to OML 9.x. Presenters will share the challenges CME faced when migrating to Linux and reveal the cost savings they realized through the use of OML. They will also cover Operations Manager integration as well as policy management and auditing utilizing tools available in Operations Manager.


10:30 – 11:30
 Tips and tricks on HP Operations Manager on Linux, including how to successfully migrate from UNIX t..."
Hans-Peter Schmollinger, Hewlett-Packard

Abstract: Attend this session for an overview demonstration and for valuable tips and tricks such as how to run in VMWare + cloning, what you need to know to do a successful upgrade to OM 9.x, how to be very efficient with the new features such as policy parameterization, and more.


15:00 - 16:00
HP Operations Manager i Topology Based Event Correlation – Concepts and Operation
Dave Trout, Hewlett-Packard

Abstract: This session will explore key values, concepts ,and operational details of Topology Based Event Correlation (TBEC) in HP Operations Manager i. You will see how TBEC offers a powerful correlation capability that is self-adjusting to changes in the infrastructure and that requires much less administrative effort than other technologies on the market. How correlation rules are defined via a simple GUI and how a causal engine automatically chains rules together for cross-domain correlation will be examined. You will also see how to control TBEC run-time behavior using configuration settings.


16:30- 17:30
”Operations Manager for Windows (OMW) – Tips and Tricks”
Alfred Hermann, Hewlett-Packard

 Abstract: Learn what’s new in OMW, best practices for using it, the recently added HP SiteScope 2.0 adapter, and the recent integration with HP Network Node Manager i 8.12, Dependency Mapping Automation 8.20, and Operations Orchestration. Also learn how Operations Manager and Operations Manager i interoperate. 


Friday June 18

09:00 – 10:00
Managing virtualized environments: agentless and agent-based solutions for managing VMware environme...
Jon Haworth, Hewlett-Packard and Luigi Tiano, CT Consultants

Abstract: See how to actively monitor the availability, health, and performance of your VMware infrastructure using HP agentless and agent-based solutions in conjunction with HP Operations Manager Virtualization Infrastructure Smart Plug-in (SPI). In addition to best practices on a theoretical level, learn how CT consultants utilized best practices to deploy the HP virtualization solution at several of their customer sites.


10:30 – 11:30
End-to-End Management of Blackberry Environments
Alex Ryals, Pepperweed Consulting and Ryan Teichler, Carahsoft

  Abstract: The mobile workforce continues to grow each year, and organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to monitor their Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) environments from end to end. Many solutions monitor the availability of the BES server, but make it difficult to troubleshoot performance issues because they don’t monitor other systems such as AD, SQL Server, and Exchange. Learn how HP has partnered with RIM to deliver the new Blackberry Enterprise Server Smart Plug-in for HP Operations Manager for Windows—enabling a holistic approach to monitoring BES. You’ll see how, when coupled with other HP Smart Plug-Ins for Exchange, AD, and SQL Server, the HP Operations Manager console can show and correlate events from the entire Blackberry solution and provide true root-cause notifications.

* dates, times, and speakers subject to change


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| ‎07-06-2010 12:27 PM

I know that several of these sessions were recorded.  Where can these recordings be accessed?

PeterSpielvogel | ‎07-09-2010 10:15 AM

You can go back to the Software Universe site (, login, and go the the recorded sessions. will ask for your credentials. Then you navigate to the sessions. For those that were not recorded, you can download the presentation.

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