Importing Hardware Reference Data

Hardware Reference Data (HRD) provides the following vendor specification data:

  • Rack Unit size
  • Power W
  • Power VA
  • Heat Output BTU

Import of HRD into BMC Atrium Discovery will enable customers to associate discovered systems with physical assets and report on both directly from BMC Atrium Discovery.

Importing a Hardware Reference Data file

To import a HRD file:

  1. From the Model section of the Administration tab, click HRD Import.
    The options on the Import Hardware Reference Data page are described in the following table.

    Field Name


    File To Upload

    The file to upload. Click Browse... to display a file browser window.
    Select the file to import and click Open. See #File Format for details on the format of HRD files.


    Do you want update, create or delete existing HRD?
    Create and Update will perform both actions as described below.
    Create will import records that do not already exist, but will not change any records already imported.
    Update is used ONLY when non-key fields in an existing record need to be updated. Key fields are vendor, model, and config_num_processors. Update will find all imported records that match existing data and update with the imported values. New records in the imported data will NOT be created. If you need to change a key field, you must first delete the existing records and then create the new records.
    Delete is used to delete records selectively. All records imported that match an existing record will cause that existing record to be removed. Existing records that do not appear in the import set will not be deleted.
    The HRD patterns automatically recreate the HRD nodes; you do not have to rescan the hosts.
    Choose Create And Update, Create, Update or Delete from the list.

    Logging Level

    Choose the logging level from the list. This can be Debug, Info, Warning, Error, or Critical.

  2. Click Apply.

File format

You can import csv files which must have a heading row specifying the HRD node attributes. For example:

Sun Microsystems,Sun Fire V440,"['Sun Fire V440','SUNW,Sun Fire V440']",4,UltraSPARC-IIIi,32768,4,908,636,2172,227,159,543
Sun Microsystems,Sun Fire 280R,['Sun Fire 280R'],2,UltraSPARC-III+,4096,4,454,318,1086,114,80,272
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