Mapping Device Type to Chassis Type

The Chassis tab represents the physical elements that enclose other components of a computer system. These components provide defined functionality, such as a desktop, processing node, UPS, disk or tape storage, or a combination of these elements. You can map your devices and other physical elements to correspond to any Chassis type. Under this tab you can find the following sections:

  • Chassis Type: a number representing a particular type of chassis.
  • Device Type: a drop-down list of available device types that you can map to the corresponding Chassis Type.
  • Default Device Type: the initial value of the Device Type under this Chassis Type.

There are some default values that cannot be changed, for example: 

  • You cannot change the value of the Device Type for virtual machines because they are determined by BMC Client Management (without chassis type). 
  • You cannot change value of the Device Type for the devices where operating system name contains a server name, because they have the server as a Device Type.
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To map a device to a Chassis Type 

  1. Select Global SettingsFinancial Asset Management in the left window pane.
  2. Select the Chassis tab.
  3. Select a Device Type you want to change.

  4. In the Properties window, select a value that you want to set from a drop-down list. 

  5. Click OK. A new value is set. 

To return to the default value of Device Type, map the value you select with the listed Default Device Type.

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