Cabletron SPECTRUM Appendix 5: Editing Model Types for SPECTRUM

Table Of ContentsIT Service Vision Help

  1. Stop SpectroSERVER.

    To edit models in SPECTRUM, you will need to stop SpectroSERVER.

    Using the SPECTRUM Control Panel, stop the SpectroSERVER by selecting Stop SERVER. Select OK to confirm that you want to shut the server down. The server is stopped when messages similar to the following appear in the message window of the Control Panel

    Closing /usr/spectrum/SS/SpectroSERVER database...
    /usr/spectrum/SS/SpectroSERVER database has successfully shut down.

    and the Status field is set to Inactive.

  2. Check the variables in the IT Service Vision table for that model type.

    To determine which attributes have been defined for a particular model type (in the IT Service Vision table that corresponds to that model type), from the IT Service Vision main window follow this path:

    Administration ->Explore Tables/Variables -> Collector: Selected -> SPECTRUM -> OK -> select the table of interest -> Variables -> OK

    Follow this path

    select the variable of interest -> click right mouse button -> View Variable Properties

    Check that the Kept status is Yes for any variable whose data you want to analyze. If it is not, change it to Yes. If there are attributes that you want to keep in your PDB that do not appear in the IT Service Vision supplied table definition, you will need to add a variable to your PDB for that attribute.

  3. Start the SPECTRUM Model Type editor.

    After you stop the server, from the SPECTRUM Control Panel start the Model Type Editor by selecting

    Configure -> Model Type Editor

  4. Select the model type to be changed.

    To select the model type to be changed, in the editor select

    File -> File Model Type...

    SPECTRUM displays the Find Model Type window.

    Type the model type name (or a string that contains part of the name of the model type) in the Name or Handle field and then select Apply. SPECTRUM displays a list of all model types that contain a match to the string that you entered. Select the correct model type name from the list and then select OK.

  5. List the attributes for this model type.

    Follow this path:

    File -> Examine Attributes

    SPECTRUM displays the Attribute View window. The window lists all available attributes for this model type.

  6. Select an attribute whose logging status you want to change, and change it.
    1. To change the logging flag for a given attribute, select the attribute name from the list. The attribute selected should be one of the variables in the corresponding IT Service Vision table. For example, select avgBusy1.

    2. To change the attribute's flag, select

      File -> Open Attribute...

      SPECTRUM displays the Attribute Edit View window.

    3. To enable logging, depress the Logged radio button in the Extended Flags section of the window.

    4. To save the change, select:

      File -> Save & Close Attr Edit.

      SPECTRUM displays a warning similar to the following:

      You are not the owner of this attribute.
      You will not be able to export this model type and this attribute
      Are you sure you want to save these changes?

      This message indicates that the changes to the model type will not be saved if SPECTRUM is upgraded. The changes are only valid for this instance of SPECTRUM and its associated database. Therefore, remember which model types and attributes that you changed so that you can make these changes again if SPECTRUM updates the model type definitions.

    Repeat for each attribute that you want to use from the IT Service Vision table and is not enabled for logging in SPECTRUM.

  7. Save all changes.

    When you are finished, select

    File -> Save All Changes

    The editor returns you to the Model Type View window.

  8. Exit from the editor.


    File -> Save to Permanent Catalog -> File -> Exit MTE

  9. Restart SpectroSERVER.

    To restart the SpectroSERVER, select Start SERVER in the SPECTRUM Control Panel. Check to see that these new attributes are being logged for a model of this particular model type.