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Editing a resource provider instance

If you need to change some of the information that you supplied when you registered a resource provider instance during installation, you can edit the information. You can change anything except Provider Type and Name.

To edit a resource provider instance

  1. From the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Administration Console, click the vertical Workspaces menu on the left side of the window and select Providers.
    The Provider workspace is displayed.
  2. Click the Compute, Network, or Storage provider Category on the left.
  3. In the table, select the resource provider instance that you want to edit, and click the Edit icon .
    The Edit Provider dialog box is displayed with the current information. For detailed information about provider inputs, click one of the following
  4. Make your changes.

    Note

    You cannot change the Provider Type or Name.

  5. Click Submit.

Compute provider field descriptions

  • Name — Lists the name of the provider.
  • Description — Lists the user-created description of the provider.
  • Host — Enter the name of the BMC Server Automation host computer.
  • Port — Enter the web services communication port number for the BMC Server Automation instance.
  • Protocol — Enter the web services protocol needed to connect to the BMC Server Automation instance, such as https.
  • Username — Enter the BMC Server Automation user name.
  • Password — Enter the password for the user name provided.
  • Role — Enter the BMC Server Automation role.
  • Cache Refresh Time — Enter the cache refresh interval in milliseconds. This provider uses a local disk-based cache to store non-onboarded virtual cluster information so that the search for non-onboarded resources can be provided based on the data in the cache. This refresh interval determines the latency of the list of available of resources to be onboarded compared to what is present in the Virtual Center. Default value: 1800000 milliseconds.
  • Job Start Poll Interval — Used with Job Start Polls, enter the interval, in seconds, between any two outgoing Job Start BMC Server Automation API calls. Default value: 60 seconds.
  • Job Start Polls — Enter the total number of polls before the system times out on a job that is started. Default value: 60.
  • Register Servers by Hostname — Enter true to register newly provisioned virtual machines or physical servers by host name. Enter false to register them by IP Address. This is useful in a network environment with potential DNS resolution issues.
  • Software Job Status Poll Interval — Used with Software Job Status Polls. Enter the interval, in seconds, between any two outgoing BMC Server Automation software job status API calls. Default value: 60 seconds.
  • Software Job Status Polls — Enter the number of status polls before a time out occurs. This is the number of outgoing BMC Server Automation software job status poll API calls from BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management for software job status before the software resource constructor operation times out, which might lead to a software deployment failure. The default is 10.
  • VG Agent Status Poll Interval — Used with VG Agent Status Polls. Enter the interval between any two outgoing BMC Server Automation virtual guest agent status API calls. Default value: 60 seconds.
  • VG Agent Status Polls — Enter the number of status polls before a time out occurs. This is the number of outgoing BMC Server Automation virtual guest status poll API calls from BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management for agent status before the Virtual Guest constructor operation times out, which might lead to a service provisioning timeout. The default is 60.
  • VG Job Status Poll Interval: Used with VG Job Status Poll.  Enter the interval between any two outgoing BMC Server Automation virtual guest job status API calls. Default value: 60 seconds.
  • VG Job Status Polls — Enter the number of status polls before a time out occurs. This is the number of outgoing BMC Server Automation virtual guest job API calls from BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management for job status before the virtual guest constructor operation times out, which might lead to a service provisioning timeout. The default is 60.
  • Enable Job Deletion — Set to true to enable BMC Server Automation job deletion from BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management. The default is false. For more information about job deletion and the job retention policy, see Marking data for deletion.

    Note

    After upgrading, do not enable job deletion until you have read Preparing for BMC Server Automation job deletion from BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management; otherwise, performance issues could occur in BMC Server Automation.

  • Job Deletion Initial Delay (Mins) — Enter the delay (in minutes) after container startup before BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management submits job deletion requests to BMC Server Automation. The default is 5 minutes. This field is active only when Enable Job Deletion is set to true.
  • Job Deletion Delay (Hours) — Enter the delay (in hours) between BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management requests to delete jobs in BMC Server Automation. The default is 24 hours. This field is active only when Enable Job Deletion is set to true.
  • Job Retention (Days) — Enter the number of days that BMC Server Automation jobs created by BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management are retained before being deleted. The default is 7 days. This field is active only when Enable Job Deletion is set to true.

Network provider field descriptions

  • Name — Lists the name of the provider.
  • Description — Lists the user-created description of the provider.
  • Host — Enter the name of the BMC Network Automation host computer.
  • Port — Enter the web services communication port number for the BMC Network Automation instance.
  • Protocol — Enter the web services protocol needed to connect to the BMC Network Automation instance, such as https.
  • Username — Enter the BMC Network Automation user name.
  • Password — Enter the password for the user name provided.
  • Timeout Period — Enter the timeout period for outgoing BMC Network Automation API calls from BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management.
  • Custom Action ID — (Optional) Enter the name of the custom action used for physical server provisioning. The default is Provision Switch Port.
  • Custom Action Arguments — (Optional) Enter any custom action argument in a comma separated list.

Storage provider field descriptions

  • Name — Lists the name of the provider.
  • Vendor — Lists the vendor of the storage provider. Only NetApp is supported.
  • Description — Lists the user-created description of the provider.

Related topics

Registering resource providers

Listing resource providers and viewing provider details

Deregistering a resource provider instance

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