Viewing a host container

A host container object in BMC Discovery represents a single physical device that is subdivided into multiple logical hosts, typically a blade enclosure. The enclosure is discovered when a management controller is discovered using SNMP. This is modeled as a Management Controller node. The creation of a Management Controller node triggers an additional pattern, which creates the Host Container node, collects additional information about the contents of the enclosure, and triggers further patterns to relate the components.

Some host containers, such as the Sun Blade 6000 system, may need to be scanned twice before all relationships are created.

The following topics are covered in this section:

To view a host container

  1. From the main menu, select Explore > Data.
    The Infrastructure page opens.
  2. In the Hosts & Containers section, click Host Container.
  3. Select a host container from the list, as illustrated in the following screen.

The following table describes the information fields for a typical host container.

Field name

Details

Name

Name of this host container; for example lon-m100e-02

Type

The type of host container; for example Blade Enclosure.

Model

The model name of this host container; for example PowerEdge M1000e.

Serial Number

The serial number of this host container; for example 417P95J.

Hardware Vendor

The hardware vendor name of this host container; for example Dell.

Host Members

Links to host pages of the hosts contained in the blade enclosure.

Network Device Members

Links to any network device blades contained in the blade enclosure.

SNMP Managed Device Members

Links to any SNMP managed devices contained in the blade enclosure; typically, the management controller.

Pattern

The pattern used to discover the blade enclosure and its contents.

Details

Links to pages for the hosts, network devices, and SNMP managed devices contained in the blade enclosure.

Data Completeness Issues

List of any missing fields.

Related topics

Managing your IT infrastructure

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