A production cell is a cell that service operators and service managers use to monitor the events and services associated with your IT resources in real time.
A test cell provides senior service managers and service administrators with a test environment. For event management, a test cell provides KB developers with a test environment for defining event classes, event management rules, policies, actions, and collectors and testing their behavior with test event data.
Production and test cell naming and creation
The only way to distinguish a test cell from a production cell is by the cell name. Adopt a naming convention for test and production cells that clearly identifies its purpose.
You name a cell when it is created. The default production cell is created when you install the Infrastructure Management Server. An additional cell can be created when you install a local agent on a remote computer.
You use the
mcrtcell command to create additional production or test cells on a local computer where the cell is being created. For more information about syntax and options available with
mcrtcell, see mcrtcell.
In the administration console, assign the production and test cells to a group. The default groups are MyTest and MyProduction.
Viewing test cell data
You view test data in administration console.