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Want to save up to 50 percent of your HP Operations Manager costs?

GirishMatti ‎09-10-2014 11:26 PM - edited ‎01-24-2015 09:03 PM

Do you want to save up to 50 percent of your HP Operations Manager costs?

 

This question is a no-brainer, the answer is always yes! If you don’t know how to accomplish this, you are in luck! I have the answer for you in this blog!

 

And the answer is easier than you might think. With a simple switch and the power of Operations Manager—it is now possible to have top-notch infrastructure monitoring for much less expense.

 

The simple answer:

 

 

Switch to a PostgreSQL DB that is supported with the HP Operations manager version 9.20!

 

In a typical HP OM setup, the cost of the Oracle DB alone is usually up to 50 percent of the expenses. So, switching to the free* PostgreSQL DB could save up to 50 percent of the total HP Operations Manager license cost!

 

*It is free and open source software, released under the terms of the PostgreSQL License, a permissive free software license. You can also compile your own customized/tweaked version of PostgreSQL and use it as the DB for your HP OM!

 

How about the exisiting data in the Oracle DB?

 

Are you worried about losing the huge amounts of data that exists in your current Oracle DB? Don’t be! There are tools to migrate the data from the old Oracle DB to the new PostgreSQL DB.

 

It’s simple really, download all the data in the Oracle DB using tools provided by HP OM 9.20 and then install and configure the PostgreSQL DB and upload all the data back.

 

You can download HP Operations Manager 9.20 here and try it for yourself.

 

Want to know more?

 

Check the blog post “What's new with the HP Operations manager for UNIX version 9.20?”, this blog talks about all the new and interesting features that come with HP Operations manager 9.20.

 

Also don’t forget to go through blog post, “Want to migrate to PostgreSQL from Oracle on OM? Remember these things!” which talks about the best practices for migrating to PostgreSQL from Oracle DB!

 

The HP Operations Manager homepage is an excellent resource to learn more about this functionality of Operations Manager and others that can help you.

 

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