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Support Tip: How to exclude nodes from the Target Connector Check

Starting with OMU server patch 09.10.240 it is now possible to exclude agentless nodes from the Target Connector license check and report if they are already licensed through another HP BTO Software product. 

For example, you can exclude SNMP devices that are monitored by HPOM through HP Network Node Manager i (NNMi) and are already licensed through NNMi.

 

Check the following document which explains how to exclude nodes from this Target connector license check:

http://support.openview.hp.com/selfsolve/document/KM1235513

 

 

To configure licensing for agentless nodes, follow these steps:

1. Generate a list of agentless nodes for the target connector license filter as follows:

a. Open a command prompt and type the following:

/opt/OV/bin/ovconfchg -ovrg server -ns tclfilter -set dumpfile \

/var/opt/OV/share/tmp/OpC/mgmt_sv/dumpfile.txt

b. Wait for the next license check. License checks are executed daily.

c. Open dumpfile.txt and identify the nodes that you want to exclude from the target connector license check. Note down their IP addresses or hostnames.

 

2. Configure a filter that excludes agentless nodes by IP addresses or hostnames, as follows:

a. In a command prompt, type the following:

/opt/OV/bin/ovconfchg -ovrg server -ns tclfilter -set hostnamefilter <filter>

In this instance, <filter> is a string that contains patterns of hostnames or IP addresses.

For example, the pattern ^192.10.<*>.<*>|<*>.example.com$ excludes all nodes with IP addresses starting with 192.10. or with hostnames ending in example.com.

b. Specify a file with patterns to be excluded by typing the following:

ovconfchg -ns tclfilter -set filterfile <filterfile>

 

NOTE Each line is treated as a pattern. Lines that start with “#” are treated as comments and are ignored.

 

c. Wait for the next license check to regenerate the list of nodes in dumpfile.txt.

d. Open dumpfile.txt. Nodes prefixed with FILTERED are excluded from the target connector license check, while nodes prefixed with NOT FILTERED are included in the check.

 

NOTE Set dumpfile.txt so that the configured filter will work.

 

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From version 09.10.240 the opcremsyschk utility has got the option to show all nodes that received messages within the last 24 hours which potentially need a Target Connector License:

opcremsyschk -show

opcremsyschk -show -verbose

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