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  • 1.  Is there a way to run public Event Viewer of Omnibus WebGUI (for big wall dashboards)?

    Posted Mon July 17, 2023 09:16 AM

    Hi,

    My use case is that I have a big video-wall in operation center and would like to display there the Event Viewer from Omnibus WebGUI so that all events can be easily shown to staff. However the setup of this videowall is quite automatic when launched and it's inpractical to login into the WebGUI each time when the browser with DASH page is opened. Is there a way to configure DASH/WebGUI so that a u/p is not required to view the page?

    Regards,

    Szymon



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  • 2.  RE: Is there a way to run public Event Viewer of Omnibus WebGUI (for big wall dashboards)?
    Best Answer

    Posted Thu July 20, 2023 09:03 AM

    Hi, 

    you can launch a page with URL directly using the page ID and an user-based token:

    The URL convention is https://<FQDN>:16311/ibm/action/launch/<PageID>/<xlaunchCred>

    where:

    FQDN = Fully Qualified Domain Name or IP address
    PageID = The Page ID of the DASH page
    xlaunchCred = The user-based token generated by xlaunchapi.jar

    Steps to use it:

    1. Get the Page ID of the DASH page. For example, to get the Page ID of DASH About Page, open the About page and click on the "Page" icon at the top right corner and click "About". The Page ID is under "General".

    2. Generate the  user-based token using xlaunchapi.jar, ensure all text in the command are all in one line as shown:
     
    ./java -cp /<JazzSM_HOME>/profile/installedApps/JazzSMNode01Cell/isc.ear/xlaunchapi.jar com.ibm.isc.api.xlaunch.LaunchPropertiesHelper\$Encode com.ibm.isc.xlaunch.username <username> com.ibm.isc.xlaunch.password <password>

     

    Replace <username> and <password> with the user you want to Single Sign On.

     

    The command will return a string like:

    L2NvbS5pYm0uaXNjLnhsYXVuY2gudXNlcm5hbWUvc21hZG1pbi9jb20uaWJtLmlzYy54bGF1bmNoLnBhc3N3b3JkL29iamVjdDAw

     

    Example, in this test user smadmin and password object00 was used in the command xlaunchapi.jar

    3. Following the URL convention, https://<FQDN>:16311/ibm/action/launch/<PageID>/<xlaunchCred>, launch the DASH About Page. The page will launch without manually entering login and password.

     Example:

    https://dash151.poc.ibm.com:16311/ibm/action/launch/com.ibm.isclite.ISCAdminPortlet_banner.isc.about/L2NvbS5pYm0uaXNjLnhsYXVuY2gudXNlcm5hbWUvc21hZG1pbi9jb20uaWJtLmlzYy54bGF1bmNoLnBhc3N3b3JkL29iamVjdDAw

    Give it a try.

    Best regards Detlef



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  • 3.  RE: Is there a way to run public Event Viewer of Omnibus WebGUI (for big wall dashboards)?

    Posted Fri July 21, 2023 06:14 AM

    Hi Detlef,

    Thank you very much for your prompt and detailed answer. This works perfectly!

    Best regards,

    Szymon



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  • 4.  RE: Is there a way to run public Event Viewer of Omnibus WebGUI (for big wall dashboards)?

    Posted Wed September 27, 2023 05:30 AM
    Edited by john maclain wright Mon November 20, 2023 03:58 AM

    The Omnibus WebGUI, which is typically associated with the Netcool Omnibus software used for network and event management, doesn't have a direct "public Event Viewer" feature designed for big wall dashboards. However, you can set up a custom solution to achieve a similar result by configuring and displaying event data from this Website ,on a large dashboard or wall display.



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  • 5.  RE: Is there a way to run public Event Viewer of Omnibus WebGUI (for big wall dashboards)?

    Posted Thu July 20, 2023 09:06 AM

    Hi Szymon

    you can launch a page directly with URL provinding the page id and an user-based token.

    The user-based token has the encoded username and password that is used to authenticate and launch a page.

     

    The URL convention is https://<FQDN>:16311/ibm/action/launch/<PageID>/<xlaunchCred>

    where:

    FQDN = Fully Qualified Domain Name or IP address
    PageID = The Page ID of the DASH page
    xlaunchCred = The user-based token generated by xlaunchapi.jar

    The following STEPS will walk you through to obtain the required parameters:

     

    1. Get the Page ID of the DASH page. For example, to get the Page ID of DASH About Page, open the About page and click on the "Page" icon at the top right corner and click "About". The Page ID is under "General"

    1. Generate the  user-based token using xlaunchapi.jar, ensure all text in the command are all in one line as shown:
       
      ./java -cp /<JazzSM_HOME>/profile/installedApps/JazzSMNode01Cell/isc.ear/xlaunchapi.jar com.ibm.isc.api.xlaunch.LaunchPropertiesHelper\$Encode com.ibm.isc.xlaunch.username <username> com.ibm.isc.xlaunch.password <password>

    • Replace <username> and <password> with the user you want to Single Sign On.

     

    • The command will return a string like:

    • L2NvbS5pYm0uaXNjLnhsYXVuY2gudXNlcm5hbWUvc21hZG1pbi9jb20uaWJtLmlzYy54bGF1bmNoLnBhc3N3b3JkL29iamVjdDAw

    1. Following the URL convention, https://<FQDN>:16311/ibm/action/launch/<PageID>/<xlaunchCred>, launch the DASH About Page. The page will launch without manually entering login and password.

     

    Give it a try, best regards, Detlef



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