This documentation relates to the latest released version of BMC Discovery.
See the information on this topic for versions 11.2 or 11.1.

A host container object in BMC Discovery represents a single physical device that acts as a container for hosts only, but is not a host itself. A host container node is created when a pattern discovers a contained host. 

Before BMC Discovery 11.3, a host container was used to model more general purpose containers that could contain network or storage devices in addition to hosts. In BMC Discovery 11.3, for containers that contain network or storage devices in addition to hosts, the hardware container is used.

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 IBM POWER System, Model: 8203-E4A, Serial: 10DFCD1

Type

Type of host container; for example IBM POWER System.

Model

Model name of this host container; for example 8203-E4A.

Serial Number

Serial number of this host container; for example 10DFCD1.

Hardware Vendor

Hardware vendor name of this host container; for example IBM.

Host Members

Links to host pages of the hosts contained in this host container.

Pattern

Pattern used to discover this host container and its contained hosts.

Related topics

Managing your IT infrastructure

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