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Update Reference Support Pack for Multiple Hosts VCA in SIM 5.2

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Peter Turek
Frequent Advisor

Update Reference Support Pack for Multiple Hosts VCA in SIM 5.2

I'm having a tough time tracking down exactly which part of SIM I can use to update the reference support pack in multiple hosts from SIM 5.2.

I've read the docs and help files and they all seem to miss the mark. With them I've managed to install VCA, to configure parts of it that I don't care about (eg the SIM server, as it's already set properly), to update things other than the VCA in the systems management home page etc.

I just want to change the reference support pack so SIM 5.2 will show their software status as green not the orange triangle and without logging into over 100 servers one by one.

thanks
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Rob Buxton
Honored Contributor

Re: Update Reference Support Pack for Multiple Hosts VCA in SIM 5.2

You'll need to break it down by OS as they use a different xml file to control the baseline.
Then from HPSIM go to Configure ->Replicate Agent settings, select the server whose config you want to replicate and then expand the VCA section and drill down to the Reference Support Pack.
That will indicate an xml file that is the baseline.
Replicate to all the servers in the group you select.
Peter Turek
Frequent Advisor

Re: Update Reference Support Pack for Multiple Hosts VCA in SIM 5.2

Thanks for the assistance Rob. This is part of the problem I'm having. I'm not seeing any settings re VCA to change using the menu references you mentioned.

I only get this using the menu structure you reference:

HP System Management Homepage [edit]
Settings
OS Group Properties
Administrator Group (value is
Operator Group (value is [not set])
User Group (value is [not set])
Configuration Options Properties
Allow Default OS Administrator
Anonymous Access (value is False)
Local Access (value is False)
Local Access Type (value is Anonymous)
IP Restricted Logins (value is False)
IP Restricted Include (value is [not set])
IP Restricted Exclude (value is [not set])
IP Binding (value is False)
IP Binding List (value is [not set])
Trust Mode (value is TrustByCert)
TrustByName List (value is [not set])
Disable SSLv2 (value is True)
UI Timeout (value is 20)
Trusted Certificate Properties
Trusted Certificate
HP Insight Management Configuration WebApp
CPU Threshold Information
CPU Threshold Properties
Critical Threshold (value is 0)
Warning Threshold (value is 0)
Disk Threshold Information
Disk Threshold Properties
Critical Threshold (value is 0)
Warning Threshold (value is 0)
Computer System Contact and Role Information
Computer System Properties
Primary Owner Contact (value is not set)
Primary Owner Name (value is not set)
Primary Owner Pager (value is not set)
Secondary Owner Contact (value is not set)
Secondary Owner Name (value is not set)
Secondary Owner Pager (value is not set)
Server Role (value is Not Set)

I've tried the other menu choice of configure->configure or repair agents and going that route I see options to install or modify the VCA but nothing to tell it which support pack I want to use.

Thus I'm still stuck.

Help!
TechGuru
Trusted Contributor
Solution

Re: Update Reference Support Pack for Multiple Hosts VCA in SIM 5.2

Peter Turek,

You need to Configure atleast one VCA manually,

Steps to configure as follows,
1) open System Management Homepage (shortcut will be present in Desktop)
2) click on VCA, VCA home page opens
3) click on Change Agent settings -> configure it to a VCRM -> select a reference support pack -> Click Finish.

Once it is done, Open SIM page and select above configured system as source for "Replicate Agent settings" task, you should be seeing VCA settings that you applied.

if you are still not seeing any VCA settings from that configured system, try rediscovering or run software status polling on the configured system from HPSIM.
Peter Turek
Frequent Advisor

Re: Update Reference Support Pack for Multiple Hosts VCA in SIM 5.2

Thanks Logapriyan and Rob- you were both right but Logapriyan you nailed it re the need to manually and successfully configure a similar host otherwise the option to replicate the VCA *won't even show up in the "replicate agent settings" menu choices*.

That was the part that is *not* in the HP SIM instructions I read.

You guys rock!
mt3dek
Advisor

Re: Update Reference Support Pack for Multiple Hosts VCA in SIM 5.2

Tech Guru;

 

In the VCA when I go into Change Settings, there is no reference support pack displayed, but in VCRM I have valid support packs listed.

 

Any Ideas?