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    The first cell that you install is connected automatically to the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server. If you create additional cells, the connection between BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server and each additional cell must be configured.

    To configure cell connection properties

    1. Start the administration console:
      • To start the Administration Console on Solaris or Linux:

      # cd /usr/pw/pronto/bin
      # . ./.tmprofile
      # pw admin 

      Note

      You must have an x-term service running on the UNIX system and the $DISPLAY environment variable properly defined.

      • To start the Administration Console on Windows:

      Start > All Programs > Infrastructure Management > Infrastructure Management Admin
      From the menu bar of the Administration Console, select Edit > Configuration > Administration Settings. 

       
    2. On the Impact Managers tab, select a cell or cell group listed in the Available Impact Managers list. Select the required cell and click -> to drop the selected cell in the Selected Impact Managers list. 
    3. If necessary, click Advanced to display the Cell Properties section of the dialog box.

      Note

      If you select a cell group, changes are applied to all the cells contained in the cell group. If you select a single cell, changes are applied only to the individual cell.

       

    4. Use the table below to set cell connection properties as required.

    Cell connection properties   

    Property

    Description

    Name

    Displays the name of the cell whose properties you are changing

    Host

    Displays the name of the host computer where the cell is installed

    Port

    Displays the port number the cell uses to connect to the host computer

    Timeout

    Specifies the length of time the console waits to receive data from the cell; default is 30 seconds Infrastructure Management saves any negative Timeout values that you type as positive values.

    Refresh Freq

    Sets the time interval between polls of the cell; default is 60 seconds Infrastructure Management saves any negative Refresh Freq values that you type as positive values.

    Attempts

    Sets the number of times the console attempts to connect to a cell; default is 10 Infrastructure Management saves any negative Attempts values that you type as positive values.

    Connect Freq

    Time interval between connection attempts; default is 5 seconds Infrastructure Management saves any negative Connect Freq values that you type as positive values.

    Encrypted Mode

    Enables and disables encryption of data between the console and the cell; default is enabled (selected)

    Auto Connect

    Enables and disables automatic connection to the cell at logon; default is disabled (cleared)

    Auto Switch

    Enables and disables automatic and continuous switching of the connection from the backup cell to the primary cell after failover, using the value set in Connect Freq as the interval; default is disabled

    Use Port Range

    Enables and disables using a specified range of local ports (on the console) for establishing a connection between the console and a cell Designating a port range is useful if the console must communicate to a cell through a firewall with only specific ports available for communication. The console scans through the specified port range until a port is connected to the cell or the connection fails because the port range is exhausted.

    • For using port range, er you select the Use Port Range check box, Infrastructure Management automatically changes the Min Port No. and Max Port No. values to 1.
    • If you type a value of zero in Min Port No., Infrastructure Management clears the Use Port Range check box.
    • If you type a value of zero in Max Port No., Infrastructure Management replaces it with the value of Min Port No.
    • If the value of Max Port No. is less than the value of Min Port No., Infrastructure Management changes the value of Max Port No. to that of Min Port No.

    Min Port No.

    Specifies the lower limit of the port range

    Max Port No.

    Specifies the upper limit of the port range

    Auto Bind

    Enables and disables the automatic connection attempt of the console to the first network card it encounters. Clear this option to bind to a specific IP address. If only one network card exists, ensure that Auto Bind is selected. See Specifying ports in cell connection properties on page 18 for additional information.

    IP Address

    Specifies the IP address assigned to the local network card to which the console connects; available only if Auto Bind is cleared

    Specifying ports in cell connection properties

    The following circumstances require that you provide more specific information about communications between the console and the cell:

    • The presence of a network interface card (NIC) between the console and the cell
    • The presence of a firewall between the console and the cell
    • Using a multi-homed computer for the console

    In these circumstances, you must select Use Port Range and specify the limits of the port range and then select either Auto Bind or a particular IP address.

    The Auto Bind option configures the console to connect to an NIC before it can connect to a cell. If you specify no particular NIC, the console automatically attempts to connect to the first NIC it encounters.

    On a multi-homed computer, you can specify the NIC by selecting the IP address that the card is using from the IP Address list box. If Auto Bind is not enabled, you must specify a port range for the network card to which the console binds.

    Note

    If the console is running on a computer that is acting as a gateway between multiple subnets, the network card that you bind to must be on the same subnet as the cell to which the console connects.