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Managing the BMC AMI Utility Management exceptions settings

You can set exceptions to the utility processing criteria that you defined in the Criteria table. For example, an exception might specify that the process be performed only on specific groups of indexes, table spaces, and applications; or that the process not be performed when certain conditions exist. Use the following procedures to perform the following tasks on the Exceptions table:

To add an exception

 New console
  1. In the Product Tools perspective, select or add a BMC AMI Utility Management view.
  2. In the Exceptions tab, click Add exception

  3. In the BMC AMI Utility Management Exception dialog box, complete the following fields:

    Field

    Description

    Type

    Select one of the following types:

    • Applications

    • Table spaces

    • Indexes

    Name pattern

    Enter a name pattern for the group of objects or applications for which you want to create an exception. You can use the * or % wildcard, or both.

    Partition

    Enter a partition number or specify 0 for all partitions.

    Comment

    Enter a comment describing the exception.

  4. Select the Exceptions tab.
  5. (Optional) To set an expiration time, select the Expiration time check box and enter the expiration date and time.
  6. (Optional) To set an expiration counter, select the Expiration counter check box and enter the number of times to execute this exception.
  7. Select the rule type for this exception for a utility or utilities.

    You can tell BMC AMI Utility Manager to force or exclude processing by the designated utilities of objects that match the conditions in the WHERE clause.

    Tip

    Hovering over a field lets you view a description.
  8. Select the appropriate check box to instruct BMC AMI Utility Manager to apply or ignore the exception for that utility.
  9. Enter a valid WHERE clause for the exception.

    BMC AMI Utility Manager uses the NGT SQL language for WHERE clauses. For more information, see BMC AMI Utilities SQL language.

    Note

    BMC AMI Command Center does not validate the WHERE clause.

  10. Click OK .
    is displayed next to each added exception.
  11. Click Save Changes  to save all the changes to the BMC AMI Utility Management view.
 Classic console
  1. In the Product Tools perspective, select or add an NGT Utility Management view.
  2. In the Exceptions tab, click Add exception

    Tip

    You can also right-click in the table to select this action.

  3. In the NGT Utility Management Exception dialog box, complete the following fields:

    Field

    Description

    Type

    Select one of the following types:

    • Applications

    • Table spaces

    • Indexes

    Name pattern

    Enter a name pattern for the group of objects or applications for which you want to create an exception. You can use the * or % wildcard, or both.

    Partition

    Enter a partition number or specify 0 for all partitions.

    Comment

    Enter a comment describing the exception.

  4. Select the Exceptions tab.
  5. (Optional) To set an expiration time, select the Expiration time check box and enter the expiration date and time.
  6. (Optional) To set an expiration counter, select the Expiration counter check box and enter the number of times to execute this exception.
  7. Select the rule type for this exception for a utility or utilities.

    You can tell BMC AMI Utility Manager to force or exclude processing by the designated utilities of objects that match the conditions in the WHERE clause.

    Tip

    Hovering over a field lets you view a description.
  8. Select the appropriate check box to instruct BMC AMI Utility Manager to apply or ignore the exception for that utility.
  9. Enter a valid WHERE clause for the exception.

    BMC AMI Utility Manager uses the NGT SQL language for WHERE clauses. For more information, see BMC AMI Utilities SQL language.

    Note

    BMC AMI Command Center does not validate the WHERE clause.

  10. Click OK .
    is displayed next to each added exception.
  11. Click  to save all the changes to the NGT Utility Management view.

To edit exceptions

 New console
  1. In the Product Tools perspective, select a BMC AMI Utility Management view.
  2. In the Exceptions table, select an exception that you want to edit and click Edit exception .
    The exception that you are editing is displayed at the top of the dialog box. 
  3. In the Edit BMC AMI Utility Management Exception dialog box, edit the values in the General and Exceptions tabs.
  4. (Optional) Edit additional exceptions using the Previous exception and Next exception arrows to navigate to another exception.
  5. When you have completed your edits, click OK
      is displayed next to each edited exception.

  6. Verify the edited exceptions, you can reset the changes, by selecting one or more edited exceptions and clicking .

  7. (Optional) You can now edit the Criteria and Schedules settings.
  8. Click  to save all the changes to the BMC AMI Utility Management view.

    Note

    Next time that you select an edited exception, the Last update field will show the user ID and timestamp of the last update to the exception.

 Classic console
  1. In the Product Tools perspective, select an NGT Utility Management view.
  2. In the Exceptions table, select an exception that you want to edit and click Edit exception .
    The exception that you are editing is displayed at the top of the dialog box. 
  3. In the Edit Utility Management Exception dialog box, edit the values in the General and Exceptions tabs.
  4. (Optional) Edit additional exceptions using the Previous exception and Next exception arrows to navigate to another exception.
  5. When you have completed your edits, click OK
      is displayed next to each edited exception.

  6. Verify the edited exceptions, you can reset the changes, by selecting one or more edited exceptions and clicking .

  7. (Optional) You can now edit the Criteria and Schedules settings.
  8. Click  to save all the changes to the NGT Utility Management view.

    Note

    Next time that you select an edited exception, the Last update field will show the user ID and timestamp of the last update to the exception.

To delete exceptions

 New console
  1. In the Product Tools perspective, select a BMC AMI Utility Management view.
  2. In the Criteria table, select one or more exceptions for deletion.
  3. Click Delete exceptions .
     is displayed next to each exception that you selected to delete.
  4. Verify the exceptions that you selected to delete, you can undo the deletions, by selecting one or more selected exceptions and clicking .
  5. Click  to save the changes to the BMC AMI Utility Management view.

 Classic console
  1. In the Product Tools perspective, select an NGT Utility Management view.
  2. In the Criteria table, select one or more exceptions for deletion.
  3. Click Delete exceptions .
     is displayed next to each exception that you selected to delete.
  4. Verify the exceptions that you selected to delete, you can undo the deletions, by selecting one or more selected exceptions and clicking .
  5. Click  to save the changes to the NGT Utility Management view.

To deactivate exceptions

 New console
  1. In the Product Tools perspective, select a BMC AMI Utility Management view.
  2. In the Exceptions table, select an exception that you want to deactivate and click Edit exception .
  3. In the Edit BMC AMI Utility Management Exception dialog box, select the Exceptions tab.
  4. Clear the Active check box.
  5. (Optional) Deactivate additional exceptions using the Previous exception and Next exception arrows to navigate to another exception.
  6. When you have completed your edits, click OK
     is displayed next to each edited exception.
  7. Verify the deactivated exceptions, you can reset the changes, by selecting one or more deactivated exceptions and clicking .
  8. Click Save Changes  to save all the changes to the BMC AMI Utility Management view.
 Classic console
  1. In the Product Tools perspective, select an NGT Utility Management view.
  2. In the Exceptions table, select an exception that you want to deactivate and click Edit exception .
  3. In the Edit Utility Management Exception dialog box, select the Exceptions tab.
  4. Clear the Active check box.
  5. (Optional) Deactivate additional exceptions using the Previous exception and Next exception arrows to navigate to another exception.
  6. When you have completed your edits, click OK
     is displayed next to each edited exception.
  7. Verify the deactivated exceptions, you can reset the changes, by selecting one or more deactivated exceptions and clicking .
  8. Click  to save all the changes to the NGT Utility Management view.

To set expiration criteria

 New console
  1. In the Product Tools perspective, select a BMC AMI Utility Management view.
  2. In the Exceptions table, select an exception that you want to deactivate and click Edit exception .
  3. In the Edit BMC AMI Utility Management Exception dialog box, select the Exceptions tab.
  4. (Optional) To set an expiration time, select the Expiration time check box and enter the expiration date and time.
  5. (Optional) To set an expiration counter, select the Expiration counter check box and enter the number of times to execute this exception.
  6. (Optional) Set additional expiration criteria using the Previous exception  and Next exception arrows to navigate to another exception.
  7. When you have completed your edits, click OK
     is displayed next to each edited exception.
  8. Verify the edited exceptions, you can reset the changes, by selecting one or more edited exceptions and clicking .
  9. Click Save Changes  to save all the changes to the BMC AMI Utility Management view.
 Classic console
  1. In the Product Tools perspective, select an NGT Utility Management view.
  2. In the Exceptions table, select an exception that you want to deactivate and click Edit exception .
  3. In the Edit Utility Management Exception dialog box, select the Exceptions tab.
  4. (optional) To set an expiration time, select the Expiration time check box and enter the expiration date and time.
  5. (optional) To set an expiration counter, select the Expiration counter check box and enter the number of times to execute this exception.
  6. (optional) Set additional expiration criteria using the Previous exception and Next exception arrows to navigate to another exception.
  7. When you have completed your edits, click OK
     is displayed next to each edited exception.
  8. Verify the edited exceptions, you can reset the changes, by selecting one or more edited exceptions and clicking .
  9. Click  to save all the changes to the NGT Utility Management view.


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