Custom probes need to determine CI type

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Article ID: 226156

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Products

DX Unified Infrastructure Management (Nimsoft / UIM) CA Unified Infrastructure Management SaaS (Nimsoft / UIM)

Issue/Introduction

-Developing customized probes in UIM and need to address how to allocate configuration item (CI). Each CI must be associated with an IP addressable system.

 

Cause

-Guidance request

Environment

Release : 20.3 or higher

Component : UNIFIED INFRASTRUCTURE MGMT

Resolution

-It is recommended for customers to use the CI starting with 9x ("private") series for your custom probes. This is visible within the metric views and you can add these metrics to dashboad. There is no and out of the box dashboard. In addition, you can create policies with these metrics.

Additional Information

-If no existing CI definition can be used, a CI starting with 9 ("Private") may be used without contacting Nimsoft, or a range within the "Enterprise" or "Vendor" address spaces can be allocated through Nimsoft support or engineering. Allocating a range within the "Enterprise" or "Vendor" address space is recommended to avoid collisions in the "Private" address space (this is applicable in the case where two NMS environments need to be brought together - for example, a company merger where both companies are using the NMS product).

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/it-operations-management/ca-unified-infrastructure-management-probes/GA/probe-development-tools/probe-software-developer-kit/probe-sdk-cookbook/declaring-inventory-metrics-and-bulk-configuration.html