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Setting Global Protocols

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Set global protocols to configure default, system-wide protocol settings. These defaults apply to all newly discovered systems. For the passwords or community strings, the default list is repeated until one of the strings works (if at all). HP recommends putting the most often used strings first in the list.

In the following procedure all sections are optional, but, highly recommended for proper management of systems.

If the Global Protocol Settings page is accessed from the Automatic Discovery - General Settings page, click Automatic Discovery at the top of the page to return to the Automatic Discovery - General Settings page. Otherwise, this option is not available.

To set global management protocol settings:

  1. Select OptionsProtocol SettingsGlobal Protocol Settings. The Global Protocol Settings page is displayed.

  2. In the Default ping (ICMP) settings section, set the Default timeout and the Default retries. If some systems are managed over a WAN or satellite link, use a larger timeout (for example, 5 seconds) with at least one retry. For a LAN, a shorter timeout can be used.

  3. In the Default WBEM settings section, select the Enable WBEM box. Then enter as many default user names and passwords as needed. The identification process attempts each of these user name and password pairs until a successful response is obtained. Future WBEM requests to that system use the user name and password that succeeded. For Windows based systems, the user name should include the domain name, for example, domainname/username.

    Note: Order the name/password pairs such that root and administrator passwords are listed first and user and guest passwords are listed second. This order minimizes the search time.

  4. In the Default HTTP settings section, select the Enable HTTP and HTTPS if necessary to allow Web-based agents and other HTTP port scans to be identified.

  5. In the Default SNMP settings section, select the Enable SNMP box and set the Default timeout and Default retries. If some systems are managed over a WAN or satellite link, use a larger timeout (for example, 5 seconds) with at least one retry. For a LAN, a shorter timeout can be used.

  6. Enter the Default write community string. Only a few tools need this option set.

  7. Enter the Read community string. Enter as many as needed. The identification process attempts communication to the system using each of these communities until a successful response is obtained. Future SNMP requests then use the community string that provided a successful response.

  8. In the Default DMI settings section, select the Enable DMI box to enable DMI identification to run on systems.

    Note: DMI is not currently supported on Linux systems.

  9. Click [OK] to accept the settings.

To return to the Automatic Discovery - General Settings page, click automatic discovery at the top of the Global Protocol Settings page.

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