Configuring WBEM credentials
WBEM (Web-Based Enterprise Management) is a set of systems management technologies for the management of distributed computer systems. BMC Atrium Discovery uses WBEM to discover storage systems using storage patterns. See discovery.wbemEnumInstances for information on the TPL function used for storage discovery.
To view WBEM credentials
- From the secondary navigation bar on the Discovery tab, click Credentials.
- Click Devices.
The WBEM Credentials page displays the following information for each credential:
A heading link describing the credential. This consists of the following parts:
If you click this heading link, the Edit WBEM Credential page is displayed. For more information about this page, see to setup WBEM credentials below.
A free text description of the WBEM credential supplied by the user who created the credential.
A drop-down menu with the following options:
The WBEM credentials are checked in sequence, and the first matching entry is used. After a working WBEM credential is found, further credentials are not checked. To reorder WBEM credentials, drag the credential to the required position in the list.
To set up WBEM credentials
To add or edit a WBEM credential:
- From the WBEM credentials page, perform one of the following actions:
- To add a new credential, click Add.
- To amend an existing credential, click Actions => Edit.
- Enter the WBEM credential details as follows, and click Apply:
Select "Match All" to match all endpoints. Deselect it to enter values that will be used to determine if this credential is suitable for a particular endpoint. They can be one or more of the following, separated by commas:
As you enter text, the UI divides it into pills, discrete editable units, when you enter a space or a comma. According to the text entered, the pill is formatted to represent one of the previous types or presented as invalid.
Click here for more information on using the pill UI.
Invalid pills are labeled with a question mark. You can also paste a list of IP addresses or ranges into this field. If any pills are invalid, a message stating the number of invalid pills is displayed above the range field. Clicking the link applies a filter which shows only invalid pills which you can then edit or delete. The filter can be removed by clicking clear in the Showing n of n label below the Range field. There is no paste option on the context sensitive (right click) menu.
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A check box enabling you to enable or disable the credential.
Username used to access the WBEM server. This is not a credential for the target host, but the WBEM server. The permission level required is read.
The corresponding password.
A free-text description of this credential.
The time (in seconds) in which a response is expected. The default is 180 seconds. WBEM queries may take some time so you may need to increase this timeout.
|Protocol||The protocol to use to communicate with the WBEM server. Select HTTP, HTTPS, or both.|
Custom WBEM HTTP Port
To choose a custom HTTP port, choose from the ports in the list. You must already have configured a custom WBEM HTTP port in the Discovery Configuration window.
Custom WBEM HTTPS Port
To choose a custom HTTPS port, choose from the ports in the list. You must already have configured a custom WBEM HTTPS port in the Discovery Configuration window.
The WBEM credential page is refreshed to show details of the new credentials.
Testing WBEM credentials
When you have added the credentials, you should test them to ensure that they work by performing the following actions:
- Click Actions => Test for the WBEM credential.
A dialog box is displayed with the valid IP range, description, username, and options pre-populated.
- Enter the target IP address to test.
- Click Test.
The page is refreshed to show that the test in progress and when complete, the results are shown on the Device Credentials page; this might take a few minutes.
- Repeat this for all the credentials you want to test.