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.
# cd /usr/pw/pronto/bin
# . ./.tmprofile
# pw admin
You must have an x-term service running on the UNIX system and the $DISPLAY environment variable properly defined.
Start > All Programs > Infrastructure Management > Infrastructure Management Admin
From the menu bar of the Administration Console, select Edit > Configuration > Administration Settings.
If necessary, click Advanced to display the Cell Properties section of the dialog box.
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.
Displays the name of the cell whose properties you are changing
Displays the name of the host computer where the cell is installed
Displays the port number the cell uses to connect to the host computer
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.
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.
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.
Time interval between connection attempts; default is 5 seconds Infrastructure Management saves any negative Connect Freq values that you type as positive values.
Enables and disables encryption of data between the console and the cell; default is enabled (selected)
Enables and disables automatic connection to the cell at logon; default is disabled (cleared)
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.
Min Port No.
Specifies the lower limit of the port range
Max Port No.
Specifies the upper limit of the port range
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.
Specifies the IP address assigned to the local network card to which the console connects; available only if Auto Bind is cleared
The following circumstances require that you provide more specific information about communications between the console and the cell:
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.
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.