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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 21, 2014

compliance manager process - select by VTMOS realm AND device realm

In a Compliance Manager process, we need a way to get it to select the devices to run policies against by both VTMOS realm AND device realm -
the GUI currently only allows either/or and we really need to be able to do both.

E.g. at present we can configure a process to run a policy A against all devices in realm Z, or we can configure it to run policy A against all routers in all realms, but we can't configure it to run policy A against all routers in realm Z.

The way it works at present,
a/ It means that each policy gets checked against ALL devices in the realm identified by the process filter, which does not seem very
efficient. (I understand that the VTMOS filter on the policy will stop it from getting very far – but it seems to me that it will be
initiating this check un-necessarily on all devices in the realm. If the filtering could be done at the process level, it would not even
need to start checking devices that were not the desired VTMOS).

b/ It means that we can't have a truly GENERIC policy (e.g. “every device must have a hostname”) and run it against routers
in realm A every Monday and against switches in realm A every Tuesday.

Idea priority Medium
Use Case
We have a number of device realms that are used as a "holding bay" into which devices are initially discovered. When we are sure that configs have been imported successfully they are moved to realms representing location etc. We do not want to run Policies against devices while they are in the holding bay realms. This means that we always need to use the realm filter in the process we are running, so we cannot also do VTMOS filtering in the process.
RFE ID 60876
RFE URL
RFE Product Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager (ITNCM)
  • Guest
    Apr 12, 2019

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Cloud
    Product family - Operations Management
    Product - Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager (ITNCM)

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - ITSM Operations
    Product - Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager (ITNCM)

  • Guest
    Oct 11, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - ITSM Operations
    Product - Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager (ITNCM)

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Tivoli
    Product family - Event & Network Management
    Product - Tivoli Netcool Configuration Manager (ITNCM)