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This section contains information you need to configure the BMC ProactiveNet Publishing Server. For changes to this file to take effect, you must restart the BMC ProactiveNet Publishing Server service or process.

The following table describes the default pserver.conf file and all its parameters. You can also view the pserver.conf file for a detailed explanation of the parameters and arguments.

pserver.conf file

Filename

pserver.conf

File path

installationDirectory/pw/server/etc/ps_ hostname or if that file does not exist installationDirectory/pw/server/etc

Description

Contains the configuration settings that control the behavior of the BMC ProactiveNet Publishing Server

Parameter name

Description

Default value

SystemLogDirName

Specifies the name of the log directory for the publishing server

On UNIX platforms, you must specify an NFS path. Specifying a UNC path is not supported.

Log

AtriumCMDBPublishOrigin

Enables (T) or disables (F) publishing from publishing server to a cell

T (true)

AtriumCMDBHeartbeatInterval

Sets the length of time that the publishing server waits for a heartbeat, a cancel, or a commit from a client during publish preview

When no heartbeat is received after this interval, the publish is canceled.

180 (seconds)

AtriumCMDBDefaultEnvId

Identifies the default environment for the BMC Atrium CMDB publication. If the environment does not already exist, it will be created when pserver starts.

PROD

AtriumCMDBDefaultAssetDatasetId

Identifies the default asset dataset for the default publish environment of BMC Atrium CMDB. The default environment is created when pserver uses this asset dataset.

BMC.ASSET

AtriumCMDBDefaultFilterIds

Lists the default filters.

When pserver creates the default environment, it registers the default filters for this environment.

PublishProvidersToSIM,ServiceModelSet,HomeCell,ExtAuth

PreviewTimeout

Sets the length of time that publishing server waits for an answer to cancel or commit the publish after publish preview

When no answer is received after this interval, the publish is cancelled.

180 (seconds)

CellPublishOrigin

Enables (T) or disables (F) publishing from staging cells

T (true)

CellPublishIms

Lists all the staging cells, that is, all the cells that define CellPublish publishing environments.

If you want to use the publish -e OVO command, then you have to add the adapter cell to this parameter. If empty, then the command will fail with the message No publish environment OVO found and you must use the following command: "publish -e OVO -p "OriginId=CellPublish" -p "Cell=ovo_java""

 

CellPublishGateway

Enables (T) or disables (F) listening by the Publishing Server for incoming IPS_CP_TRIGGER events propagated by a staging cell that will trigger a publication for a CellPublish environment of the cell

T (true)

CellPublishGatewayName

Defines the name of gateway that listens for incoming IPS_CP_TRIGGER events to trigger a CellPublish publication

This name is looked up in the directory set in IMFileDirectoryName.

Not defined, set by install

CellPublishGatewayIms

Lists the cells from which the Publishing Server accepts incoming events

If no cell is listed, then all incoming events are accepted.

Not defined

CellPublish2CmdbContinueOn Warning

Enables (T) or disables (F) continuation when instances that cannot be imported must skipped

The list of skipped instances and the reason they were skipped is sent to the request log.

F (false)

CellPublish2CmdbReconJobTimeOut

Defines the length of time, in seconds, that CellPublish2Cmdb checks for the termination of the reconciliation job run. If the interval expires before the reconciliation job run completes, then the request log does not indicate the result. Even though no result is indicated, the reconciliation job might complete successfully after the timeout.

120 (seconds)

CellPublishCommitRetryTime Out

Defines the length of time, in seconds, that CellPublish2Cmdb retries in total to commit the data in the import dataset

When a commit fails, a new commit is retried without the offending data. By retrying the commit without the offending date, CellPublish2Cmdb can find all offending data in one run.

900 (seconds)

Cells

Gives the cells for which pserver creates the cell information in BMC Atrium CMDB

 

ClassInfoValidation

If enabled, the class information of BMC Atrium CMDB and of the cell is validated when publishing. If disabled, then the class information is not validated when being published.

Disabling the validation results in slightly better performance when being published. This might be important when increments are really small (a single modification). When disabled, publication might fail when a CI is published with an attribute that does not exist in cell.

T (enabled)

CMDBMaxQueryListConditionSize

The number of expressions in a list of a query condition that is limited by the RDBMS.

500

CMDBNOEQRDTimeOut

The BMC Atrium CMDB Notification Engine supports the Publishing Server to calculate the delta of the resultset of a query. In Atrium CMDB versions earlier to 7.6.04 SP1, the Notification Engine would timeout after a maximum time of 5 minutes because the Filter API RPC Timeoutparameter of BMC Remedy AR Server had a maximum value of 600 seconds. In BMC Atrium CMDB versions 7.6.04 SP1 and later, the Notification Engine supports large queries (queries that take more than 5 minutes to return). The CMDBNOEQRDTimeOut parameter gives the timeout value, in seconds, for the Notification Engine to timeout on a query.

900

DefaultCell

Sets the CellName for the default HomeCellAlias. This is used by the PROD publish environment of CentralPublish and for the default BMC Atrium CMDB publish environment.

<DefaultCell>

DefaultEnvCells

Gives the cells for which pserver creates CellAliases <CellName> -> <CellName> for the default environment

 

DirectPublishOrigin

Enables (T) or disables (F) direct publishing feed

F (false)

DropDuplicateComponentAlias

If enabled, the offending duplicate alias is dropped from the CI that reports the collision.

T (enabled)

DropDuplicateRelation

If enabled (T), ignores the duplicate relationship between the same set of provider and consumer CIs and publishes the service model. If disabled (F), publishing fails. For more information about duplicate service models, see Publishing duplicate relationships.

T (enabled)

Enterprise

Enables (T) or disables (F) the enterprise mode of operation

F (false)

EnterpriseNodes

Limits the enterprise nodes (does not include all Publishing Servers that use the same Atrium CMDB) that are used. An empty value means that all the Publishing Servers that use Atrium CMDB are included. EnterpriseNodes=<pserverName>{,<pserverName>} where <pserverName> is the Publishing Server that you want to include.

 

EnterpriseCIsSelection

Enterprise CIs are the provider CIs of cross cell impact relationships. If a CI is a provider of 2 CIs selected by the PublishWithProviders filter of 2 different Publishing Servers, then when this CI has the default settings of HomeCellAlias (default), it (and its providers) is sent to the two cells.

PublishWithProvidersCIs

JNPServers

Defines the host and port of JNP Servers. When the Portal is set up in cluster mode, this value must match the same value in the pclient.conf file.

Localhost:9379

JMSCommWarnReconnectCount

The number of times to retry to establish JMS communication

If the trial fails, then an IPS_ERROR event with the message "Unable to establish JMS communications" of severity WARNING is generated.

If JMSCommWarnReconnectCount is -1, then retries continue indefinitely.

30 (reconnect attempts)

JMSCommWarnReconnectInterval

The interval (in seconds) between two reconnection attempts

10 (seconds)

JMSCommMajorReconnectCount

The number of times to retry to establish JMS communication. If the trial fails, then an IPS_ERROR event with the message "Unable to establish JMS communications" of severity MAJOR is generated. If JMSCommMajorReconnectCount is -1, then retries continue indefinitely.

-1 (connection attempts)

JMSCommMajorReconnect Interval

The interval (in seconds) between two reconnection attempts

300 (seconds)

CMDBServer

Specifies the name of the computer on which BMC Atrium CMDB resides. This is the same name as the one specified in the ar.conf file.

Not defined, set by install

CMDBPort

Defines the port number for connecting to the BMC Atrium CMDB

This is the same as the port number specified in the ar.conf file.

Not defined, set by install use 0 for dynamic port detection

CMDBUser

Defines the user ID that grants access to the BMC Atrium CMDB

Not defined, set by install

CMDBPassword

A valid BMC Atrium CMDB user password appears in plain text when entered; encrypted at first launch

Not defined, set by install

ARSGroupMembers

Lists the host and TCP/IP port of every AR Server Group member

If an AR Server Group is deployed then you must set this parameter, regardless of whether you use a load balancer. Use 0 for dynamic port detection.

Not defined

RequestHistorySize

Sets the maximum number of request log files that are retained by the publishing server

-1

CellConnectionTimeout

Sets the length of time the publishing server maintains a connection to a cell when there is no activity from the cell

60 (seconds)

IMMessageBufferSize

Sets the size of the message buffer for communication with the cell

2000

IMMessageBufferKeepSent

Sets the time to keep messages buffered while waiting for an answer

300 (seconds)

IMFileDirectoryName

Defines the name of the Impact Manager directory for direct publications; it is looked up in the directory installationDirectory/pw/server/etc/ PSName, or if that file does not exist, in the directory installationDirectory/pw/server/etc This directory file is also used to locate the cell for publishing server event generation.

mcell.dir

PasswordLogging

Enables (T) or disables (F) the display of passwords in generated request logs and IPS_REQUEST events

F (false)

SMMMessageBufferSize

Sets the size of the message buffer for communication with Service Model Manager

500

SMMMessageBufferKeepSent

Sets the time to keep messages buffered while waiting for an answer

300 (seconds)

SMMMessageBufferKeepSent Estimate

Enables (T) or disables (F) the use of the estimate when the length of time exceeds the value that is calculated for the upload time of the service model

T (true)

ARSNormalTimeOut

Sets the time to stop waiting on a BMC Remedy AR System operation that occurs quickly

300 (seconds)

ARSLongTimeOut

Sets the time to stop waiting on a BMC Remedy AR System operation that occurs slowly

600 (seconds)

ARSXLongTimeOut

Sets the time to stop waiting on a BMC Remedy AR System operation that occurs slowly

1800

ARSXLongTimeOutEstimate

Enables (T) or disables (F) the use of the estimate when the length of time exceeds the value that is calculated for committing bulk entry transactions

T (true)

AutomatedCancelAckTimeout

When automated publishing is stopped, an ongoing publish is canceled, if possible.

This parameter sets the length of time for an ack reply of the publishing request, which returns the requestID. If the requestID is unknown, then the publish request is not canceled.

5 (seconds)

AutomatedCancelScsFlrTimeout

When automated publishing is stopped, an ongoing publish is canceled, if possible.

This parameter sets the length of time for the final reply of the publish request, which returns a message indicating whether the publish request was canceled or not. If the publish is canceled or if the final reply is unknown, then the publish is retriggered when automated publish is restarted.

900 (seconds)

AutomatedHeartbeatInterval

Sets the length of time between the publishing server and the AR Notify plug-in for heartbeat. 0 or a negative value disables heartbeat.

60 (seconds)

AutomatedHeartbeatTimeout

Sets the length of time that the publishing server waits for an answer to a heartbeat from the AR Notify plugin.

5 (seconds)

AutomatedPublishRetryCount

The maximum number of times automated publishing is retried after failures. n represents the number of repeated publication attempts:

  • n = 0 means the publication is attempted once and not retried.
  • n = 1 means the publication is attempted and then retried once.
  • n < 0 means the publishing server continues to retry until a publication is successful.

Publications that are skipped are not counted as retry attempts, so AutomatedPublishRetryCount is the effective maximum number of retries.

12

AutomatedPublishRetryPeriod

Sets the length of time between two consecutive publish requests when publish fails

If a previous publish request is not terminated when the interval times out, the next trial is skipped.

300 seconds

AutomatedStartMode

The publishing mode when the publishing server starts or restarts

When the publishing server is running, you can change the publishing mode by using requests (by using the CLI command pscontrol ). By default, the publishing server starts in automated mode.

Automated

IPSEventsIM

Defines the cell to which publishing server events are sent

Not defined, set by install to Product Short cell

IPSEventClasses

Defines the event classes for which publishing server events are created

All subclassess of IPS_EVENT