AppDynamics Alerting Extension for use with Micro Focus Operations Manager


Use Case

Micro Focus Operations Manager software provides large-scale system and network management of an organization's IT infrastructure. It is also called Micro Focus Open View.

This custom action integrates Micro Focus Operations Manager with AppDynamics by creating tickets in response to events/alerts in AppDynamics.


You should have the opcmsg executable on the Controller machine. For this, please install the Micro Focus OM agent on the machine where Controller resides.

Installation Steps

1. Download the Micro Focus Open View Alerting Extension zip.

2. Unzip the file into <CONTROLLER_HOME_DIR>/custom/actions/ . You should have <CONTROLLER_HOME_DIR>/custom/actions/hpopenview-alert created.

3. Check if you have custom.xml file in <CONTROLLER_HOME_DIR>/custom/actions/ directory. If yes, add the following xml to the <custom-actions> element.

          <!-- For Linux/Unix *.sh -->
          <!-- For windows *.bat -->


 If you don't have custom.xml already, create one with the below xml content

            <!-- For Linux/Unix *.sh -->
            <!-- For windows *.bat -->

     Uncomment the appropriate executable tag based on windows or linux/unix machine.

4. Update the config.yaml file with path to the "opcmsg" executable.


Please make sure to not use tab (\t) while editing yaml files. You may want to validate the yaml file using a yaml validator

#complete path to the binary or exe which includes the binary or exe. Use proper separators for Windows and Unix. For windows, escape the "\" char with another "\"
 # For eg. "C:\\Micro Focus\\bin\\opcmsg"
 pathToExecutable: ""
 #Message group for Micro Focus OpenView
 msgGroup: "AppDynamics"

#public url for controller (http://<host>:<port> or https://<host>:<port>)
controllerUrl : ""

 5. Now you are ready to use this extension as a custom action. In the AppDynamics UI, go to Alert & Respond -> Actions. Click Create Action. Select Custom Action and click OK. In the drop-down menu you can find the action called 'hpopenview-alert'.


Always feel free to fork and contribute any changes directly via Github.


For any questions or feature request, please contact AppDynamics Support.





Last Update:

8th June, 2018

1.0.1 - Release version

1.0.2 - Support for 4.x controller 

1.0.3 - Support for controller url

1.0.4 - Fixes for quotes

1.0.6 - Fixes path to java

1.0.7 - affected entity passed to opcmsg command

1.0.8 - Updated Licenses

1.0.9 - Reverting 1.0.7 changes