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System Criteria

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»Searching for Events
»Searching for Clusters
System Criteria
»System Criteria Rules
»Using Tasks
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» Introduction
» Software/Firmware Criterion
» Cleared State Criterion
» Server Role Criterion
» Assignee Criteria
» Event Category Criterion
» Memory Range Criteria
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You can select from many criteria when you create a list. Although the task you run is associated with one list, one list can include numerous conditions.

You can also exclude criteria. For example, including all systems of the type server and excluding all systems of a certain processor type provides a more distinct subset of the servers on the network. This filtering is done by selecting is or is not comparison selections. For more information on comparison selections, refer to Searching for Systems and Events - System Criteria Rules.

The more commonly used criteria include system type, IP address, product name, and hardware status. Less frequently used criteria include event category (trap categories), processor, management protocol, and memory range. Event lists include both system criteria and event criteria. Event criteria do not apply to system lists.

When you select multiple criteria, the system must meet all criteria for the system to be included in the list. For example, if you select systems within a specified IP range and with more than 32 MB of RAM, the list does not return a system in the specified IP range if the system has less than 32 MB of RAM.

Complex lists with many individual system selections or with many different selection criteria, take more system resources to execute. If a task is associated with a list, keep the list as simple as possible to minimize the performance impacts.

System List CriteriaFinds
cluster membershipSystems that belong to a certain cluster
common attributesSystems with common attributes, which include: full DNS name, system hostname, serial number, operating system type, operating system version, operating system description, operating system name, product model, system type, and IP address
enclosureSystems in an enclosure by a given set of enclosure names (does not include the enclosure itself)
hardware statusSystems of specified hardware status type (Critical, Major, Minor, Normal, and Unknown)
IP addressSystems with an IP address that falls in the specified range
management protocolSystems running one or more of the following protocols: HTTP, WBEM, DMI, or SNMP
memory rangeSystems with memory in the specified range (refer to the section called “Memory Range Criteria” for details)
network protocolSystems running on IP, IPX, or both
operating systemSystems with specific operating system, version number, or both
processorSystems with the specified processor type, speed, or both
product nameSystems with the specified product names.
rackSystems in a rack by a given set of rack names (does not include the rack itself)
server roleSystems that have a certain server role set on them (refer to the section called “Server Role Criterion” for more information)
software/firmwareSystems with specific software or firmware version installed (refer to the section called “Software/Firmware Criterion” for more information)
system nameSystems with a given set of system names
system typeSystems identified with the standard system types, which include: cluster, desktop, enclosure, management processor, portable, printer, remote access device, repeater, router, server, switch, unknown, workstation, and so on.
trust statusSystems that have Web-enabled agents that trust the management console or not
web agentSystems with specific Web-servers or Web Agents installed
Note: The preceding System List Criteria are also available as Event List Criteria on the Advanced Search page.
Event List CriteriaFinds
assigneeEvents that have a particular assignee assigned to them (refer to the section called “Assignee Criteria” for more information)
cleared stateEvents with a state of cleared, not cleared, or in progress (refer to the section called “Cleared State Criterion” for more information)
event categoryEvents that belong to a certain event category or event type (refer to the section called “Event Category Criterion” for more information)
event timeEvents that occurred at specified times or the age of events that are greater or less than a certain number of days
severityEvents with specified severity levels (Critical, Informational, Major, Normal, or Minor)
Cluster Monitor List CriteriaFinds
cluster monitor resourceClusters with specified cluster monitor resource
cluster nameSystems that are included in a certain cluster name
cluster typeClusters identified with the standard cluster types. Some examples of cluster types are: MSCS clusters, Tru64-Clusters and OpenVMS Clusters.
IP addressCluster with a specified IP address
status typeCluster with specific cluster status levels (Critical, Major, Minor, Normal, and Unknown)

Software/Firmware Criterion

  • Be sure you have access to a repository. Refer to Networking and Security - About Trust Relationships for more information.

  • When comparing against a ProLiant Support Pack, the only comparison you can use with a ProLiant Support Pack is Equal To. In addition, HP Systems Insight Manager cannot determine whether a ProLiant Support Pack was actually installed on a system, only whether all of the components in a ProLiant Support Pack are installed on a system. Therefore, HP advises that you create a custom ProLiant Support Pack for your system using the HP Version Control Repository Manager. A system is returned by this search only if every component in the ProLiant Support Pack is on the list. It is very unlikely that all of the components in a ProLiant Support Pack are installed on any system, so use this carefully.

  • This criterion retrieves information from the SQL database table that was populated by a Software Version Status Polling Task. This table is also updated when software is installed through the Update Software or Firmware HP Systems Insight Manager Task. Therefore, if software was installed or uninstalled on systems without using HP Systems Insight Manager and after a Software Version Status Polling Task last ran, this search might not return the correct results.

Cleared State Criterion

You can run a search on a certain set of event statuses:

  • Any. Lists all events whether they are Cleared, Not Cleared, or In Progress

  • Cleared. Lists events removed from the event list results (all events can be cleared except for Discovered System Events)

  • Not Cleared. Lists the number of systems by type that have generated events

  • In Progress. Lists events in the process of being cleared

Server Role Criterion

The Server Role criterion is a system or event list search that enables a user to list the servers of one or more matching roles. The server role is a user-specified value available on HP Insight Management Agents 5.4 or later. To create the criteria, select server role in the Where dropdown list on the Advanced Search page and select the criteria comparison option.

Assignee Criteria

You can run a search on certain events that are assigned to a particular user. When you select the assignee list criteria, the result is a scrollable list of users of which more than one can be selected.

If you do not select a user, an error message displays, stating that there are no assignees for these events. Add assignees from the event list page.

Event Category Criterion

When using the event category criteria, you must select a name and a comparison criteria. Next, in the and type name is box, select a type to search against. Click [Add] to add additional criteria, click [Go] to perform the search immediately, or click [Save as] to save the search. Refer to Monitoring Systems, Events, and Clusters - Saving Lists for more information on using [Save as].

While it is possible to select a specific version of a trap (for example, Array Accelerator Bad Data (Ver. 1), it is better to select both versions because you might have older or newer agents on some managed systems. Selecting all versions ensures that all agent versions are included in the event list.

Memory Range Criteria

You can set the memory ranges for systems that you include in the list. You can choose multiple groups, one at a time, from the following ranges:

  • Memory Equal To (=). Includes systems with memory equal to a specified amount

  • Memory Not Equal To (!=). Includes systems with memory not equal to a specified amount

  • Memory Less Than (<). Includes systems with less memory than the specified amount

  • Memory Less Than or Equal To (<=). Includes systems with memory less than or equal to a specified amount

  • Memory Greater Than (>). Includes systems with more memory than the specified amount

  • Memory Greater Than or Equal To (>=). Includes systems with memory greater than or equal to a specified amount

  • Memory Range Between (is between). Includes systems with memory in the specified range

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