Working with BMC Client Management console
The BMC Client Management console is the most important part of BMC Client Management. All the tools necessary for managing your clients on a day-to-day basis can be found in the console. The most important aspect of the console is its capability to manage any of the object types supplied by BMC Client Management and execute all types of action on these.
This topic includes:
Launching the console
The console is a Java application and can thus be launched using the generally available startup options provided by Java, such as
-Xmxn to extend the maximum size of the memory allocation (n must be a multiple of 1024, for example,
Xmx81920k ). By default the anti-aliasing option is used for the console. To switch it off, open the console shortcut's Properties window and modify the
-Dswing.aatext option from
false . To launch the console with its standard options proceed as follows, depending on the operating system on which your console is installed:
To launch your newly installed Console, select Start > Programs > BMC Software > Console or double-click the console desktop icon.
To start the console, type
To start the console, double-click the icon for the console on the desktop.
Logging on to the console
In the the Login window, enter the required information and click Login.
- If the console is installed on the master server, this text box is filled in with the default value
localhost:1610. If you are connecting via Java Web Start, this text box is filled in with the master information (that is, either the master's name or IP address).
- If you are accessing the console from a device other than the master, replace the prepopulated localhost entry with the name of the master server you want to connect to and its port number separated by a colon (:) in the Server:Port box. You can enter the host name either as its short or full network name such as scotty orscotty.enterprise.com, or in the form of its IP address. Be aware that when you use IPv6 you need to put square brackets around the IP address, for example, [2001:db8:85a3:8d3:1319:8a2e:370:7348]:1611.
- If you need to connect to Client Management via the Internet and you have installed your console separately from your master, you must provide the public IP address of the master to be able to connect.
- Navigating through the console
- Launching the console via command line
- Understanding common functionalities
- Understanding common objects
- Managing console preferences
- Managing the BMC Client Management agent
- Viewing autodiscovered objects
- Managing dynamically populated user and device groups
- Managing devices and device groups
- Managing users and user groups
- Discovering assets