Attempting to test sending alerts to NetCool using NCREQ. Due to network security requirements in out company, there is an EIF "probe" server that we must target when using NCREQ.
The Event Integration Facility is a toolkit that expands the types of events and system information that you can monitor. You can use it to develop your own adapters, which are tailored to your environment. The Event Integration Facility is a separate installation package from the main Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus product.
I tested the NCREQ with this EIF "probe" server IP address and port configured as both the host and proxy server in the ENV file for USS (separately) but still receive the same HTTP error: HTTP username must be specified with an HTTP auth level of basic. Message from DEBUG copied below:
sendRequest NETCOOL rc=x'601' rsn=x'00' An HTTP username must be specified with an HTTP auth level of basic.
Release : 13.5
Component : OPS/MVS
Currently NCREC can be used only with an actual Netcool server. Using the EIF probe is considered an enhancement request.