The following topics are provided:
The integration component can be configured to import data only from selected device groups by entering the device group IDs into the
HARDWARE_GROUPID parameter in the BCMConfig.properties file. For example, to retrieve data from groups whose IDs are
200 , this parameter should be entered as follows:
If you are not sure which group IDs correspond to the groups you would like to import, see topic Identifying device group IDs for further instructions on identifying group IDs.
The integration component can also filter software inventory data based on device group ID in a similar way to the filtering for the hardware job, using the
SOFTWARE_GROUPID parameter in the BCMConfig.properties file. The syntax for filtering a software import by group ID is the same as that for the hardware import, and as an example, we will also show the filter configured to collect data only from devices in groups with IDs of
In addition to the device group ID filtering, the software import can also be filtered based on the status of the software which was set via the BMC Client Management console . The possible statuses which can be filtered are:
Managed - Supported
Managed - Unsupported
For example, to import both
Managed - Supported and
Managed - Unsupported software, you would use the following filter line in the BCMConfig.properties file:
SOFTWARE_STATUS='Managed - Supported', 'Managed - Unsupported'
Identifying device group IDs
Assuming the name of the device group is known, the group ID can be identified using a simple SQL statement (replace
YOUR_GROUP with the name of the group whose ID you would like to find):
select groupid from groups where GroupTypeID=101 and GroupName='YOUR_GROUP'
The group ID which is returned can then be used in either a hardware or software group filter.
Best practices with reconciliation
The jobs created by the installer should be run sequentially and not concurrently, because this may cause duplication of records.
Within the Atrium reconciliation engine, the default dataset precedence is 100 for any new database, it is recommended that BMC ADDM has a higher precedence set than BMC Client Management for the various tasks.
For more information on setting the precedence, please review the Atrium documentation.