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Getting Started
Performing Initial Setup

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The initial setup involves setting up managed systems, configuring Discovery, configuring event handling, adding users, and defining authorizations. It assumes that you just completed the installation of your central management server (CMS).

If you are new administrator of an existing management domain, it might be useful for you to familiarize yourself with these steps even though your CMS has already been through the initial setup. The steps in this process are common tasks that HP Systems Insight Manager administrators perform on a regular basis.

Initial Setup Process

When you first start HP Systems Insight Manager, the introductory page is displayed with a section called DO THIS NOW to finish the install. To get started using HP Systems Insight Manager:

  1. Set up managed systems. Setting up managed systems involves installing the required management agents and configuring HP Systems Insight Manager software. Refer to Administering the Software - Managed Systems for more information.

  2. Configure protocol settings. Configuring the protocol settings defines what systems are added to HP Systems Insight Manager using Discovery in the next step. Refer to Protocols - Setting Global Protocols for more information.

  3. Configure Discovery: Automatic or Manual. Discovery is the process that HP Systems Insight Manager uses to find and identify the systems on your network and populate the database with that information. A system must first be discovered to collect data and track system status. There are two ways to discover new systems:

    • Automatic discovery searches the network for systems running specific protocols. It runs automatically every 24 hours, but the process can be manually executed at other times.

    • Manual discovery is used to add a single system or a group of systems using a Hosts file.

    Refer to Discovery - Configuring Automatic Discovery for information on Automatic Discovery or Discovery - Adding a System Manually for information on Manual Discovery.

  4. Add new users. Any user with a valid network login can be added to HP Systems Insight Manager. Refer to Administering the Software - Users for more information.

  5. Configure e-mail settings. Configuring e-mail settings enables users to receive e-mail notification of certain events. Refer to Events - Configuring E-mail Settings for information on e-mail settings.

  6. Configure paging settings. Configuring paging settings enables users to receive pages that notify them of certain events. Refer to Events - Configuring Modem Settings for information on paging settings.

  7. Setup automatic event handling. Automatic event handling enables you to define an action that HP Systems Insight Manager performs when an event is received. Automatic event handling can be set up to use the e-mail and paging settings that you specified in the previous sections. Refer to Events - Creating a New Automatic Event Handling Task for more information.

  8. Add toolboxes. Creating a toolbox configures a group of tools to which a user has access. Refer to Toolboxes - Creating New Toolboxes for more information.

  9. Add authorizations. Authorizing your users gives them a toolbox on a system or group of systems. Refer to Authorizations - Creating New Authorizations for more information.

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