How can DX NetOps Spectrum polling be disabled by default?
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How can DX NetOps Spectrum polling be disabled by default?


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CA Spectrum DX NetOps


I am setting up a lab environment for Spectrum,and would like to force the VNM to not poll anything when the SpectroSERVER is started. The purpose is to control what traffic is sent out the lab server after loading a production database.

How can DX NetOps Spectrum polling be disabled by default?


Release: All Supported Releases
Component: SPCCSS - SpectroSERVER Core


SpectroSERVER polling is controlled by the PausePolling attribute (0x11b6e) on the VNM model. The default value is No/False. Setting the value to Yes/True in the OneClick "SpectroSERVER Control" subview of the VNM model stops the VNM from polling the models according to the Poll Interval value set on the model.

The default value can be changed using the Model Type Editor (MTE) by doing the following after loading the database and before starting the SpectroSERVER.

1. Log into the SpectroSERVER system as the user that owns the Spectrum database

2. If on Windows, start a bash shell by running "bash -login"

3. cd to the $SPECROOT/SS directory and enter the following command to launch MTE:


NOTE: If running Linux and ssh from your client workstation, you will need to be running an Xterm application on the client work station like exceed or MobaXterm and set the Linux DISPLAY variable to re-display to your client workstation.

4. When MTE is up:
    a. Find and select the VNM model type
    b. Search for and select the PausePolling attribute id 0x11b6e
    c. Edit the PausePolling attribute id 0x11b6e and set the default value to true
    d. Save the changes to the catalog
    e. Log out of MTE

5. Start the SpectroSERVER process as normal

Additional Information

NOTE: Setting the PausePolling attribute to a value of true DOES NOT stop on demand polls from OneClick.

Please reference the "Model Type Editor" section of the documentation for more information on using MTE.