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Creating an Import Hosts File for HP Systems Insight Manager Integration Task

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» Importing the .DAT File
» Displaying the Systems
» Exporting Insight Manager (WIN32) Files
» Related Procedure

Users with full configuration rights who are using both HP Systems Insight Manager and its companion Windows management application, Insight Manager (WIN32), can import Insight Manager (WIN32) system database files for easy transition from the Windows client server environment to the Web-based environment.

Insight Manager (WIN32) creates a system database file that stores the names and IP addresses of discovered systems in a file called CIM_IP.BAT. The file is formatted like a Hosts file that HP Systems Insight Manager recognizes. The file is dynamically updated as systems are discovered or deleted in Insight Manager (WIN32). You can find the file in the directory where Insight Manager (WIN32) is installed.

Insight Manager (WIN32) supports systems that have spaces in their names. In the CIM_IP.BAT, these system names contain an asterisk (*) instead of the space. Any system name that contains a space is invalid in HP Systems Insight Manager.

Importing the .DAT File

  1. Select OptionsDiscoveryManual Discovery and click Hosts Files at the top of the page. The Manual Discovery - Hosts Files page displays.

  2. Click [New]. The New Hosts File section is displayed.

  3. In the Hosts file name field, enter a name for the file, such as CIM_IP.DAT.

  4. Select Systems loaded from hosts file and enter the full path name for the file, or locate the CIM_IP.DAT file, by clicking [Browse]. When the file is found, click [Open ]to enter the file name in the Systems loaded from hosts file field.

  5. Click [Initialize Now] to initialize the file and display the contents in the Contents area.

  6. Click [OK] to save the file as a Hosts file for future reference.

  7. On the Manual Discovery - Hosts File page, make sure the file you added is selected and click [Add Systems Now] to insert the systems into the database.

Displaying the Systems

Within a short time, the systems inserted through a Hosts file are added to the database. When the next Discovery and Identification tasks run, full system information is added to the system.

In the System Lists region, select All Systems from the System Lists, Systems by Type group. The system list page displays, and the systems added should be displayed along with all other discovered systems.

Exporting Insight Manager (WIN32) Files

There are two ways to export Insight Manager (WIN32) .DAT files from within Insight Manager (WIN32):

  • Using the Insight Manager (WIN32) Export feature

  • Using the CIM_IP.DAT file, which contains abbreviated system information compared to the first method

Refer to http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/UCR/SupportManual/TPM_12ky-0500-wwen/TPM_12ky-0500-wwen.pdf for more information on exporting the Insight Manager (WIN32) .DAT file.

Related Procedure

» Discovery - Managing Hosts Files