By Gavin Jackson, Technical Author
On April 12, we released an upgraded Transport Module which enables you to integrate Netcool/OMNIbus with Apache Kafka via the Message Bus Probe and the Message Bus Gateway.
Transport Module now supporting Kafka
The Transport Module forms the backbone of our Message Bus solutions. It can be used by both the Message Bus Probe and the Message Bus Gateway for a variety of integrations.
The upgraded Transport Module enables the Message Bus Probe to acquire Apache Kafka events from the cluster, thus making the Message Bus Probe a Kafka client event consumer.
The upgraded Transport Module also enables the Message Bus Gateway to convert Netcool/OMNIbus events and publish them to the cluster, thus making the Message Bus Gateway a Kafka client event producer.
Software and documentation releases
The upgraded Transport Module, Message Bus Probe and Message Bus Gateway became available to download from the¬†IBM Passport Advantage website on April 12, 2018.
The part numbers for these new releases were published on the Support site on April 9 in the following Release Notices:
Details about how to integrate Netcool/OMNIbus with Apache Kafka using the upgraded Transport Module will be included in the updated versions of the Message Bus Gateway reference guide and the Message Bus Probe reference guide.¬† These two updated guides were released on the IBM Knowledge Center on April 12, 2018.