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OpenKBM is a set of computer software for systems management of applications that use knowledge management techniques (the KBM in OpenKBM stands for Knowledge Based Management).

Originally conceived of and developed as a next generation replacement for Gensym's G2[1] real-time expert system development platform, the OpenKBM technology and its first layered product, NetCure, were acquired by Rocket Software in 2001 from Gensym Corporation. OpenKBM is used by Rocket and, via OEM agreements, by partners such as IBM and Avaya as the basis for management software applications.[citation needed]


OpenKBM provides:

  • Object model for representing the systems to be managed
  • Object-oriented hierarchy of monitoring information types such as events, fault, and statistics
  • Data acquisition, signal processing, and event processing engines
  • Forward chaining event correlation engine
  • Knowledge Based Management Language (KBML) for codifying event correlation rules, and signal and event processing logic
  • Frameworks for both thick client and web-based graphical user interfaces



  1. ^ [1]
  1. Rocket OpenKBM
  2. November 9, 2001– Gensym Announces Sale of NetCure Product Line to Rocket Software
  3. NetworkWorld May 28, 2001
  4. Nortel announces UCM release