November 2005SISP release 6.12 Purpose Provide training documentation on the differences between item and order configuration and their usage. Training audience: Experienced SISP users (“SISP Experts”). Detailed, in-depth training documents covering all of the SISP features and capabilities are available at http://sisp.bbn.hp.comhttp://sisp.bbn.hp.com(inside HP firewall) http://www.sisp.hp.comhttp://www.sisp.hp.com(outside HP firewall) under → instructions → training documentation.
November 2005SISP release 6.14 Item vs. Order Configuration I 1.If there are several servers/racks which should be configured in different ways, item configuration needs to be used. Use separate items for racks and servers. 2.To identify the item use its item number (not the item number of the SISP product!) 3.For a quote SISP preliminary item numbers can be chosen. When the quote SISP is linked to an order number the item numbers need to be adjusted according to the order. 0100Rack1 0200Server1... 0212HP Factory Express... 0400Rack2 0500Server2... 0517HP Factory Express... 0600Server3... 0614HP Startup... ‘SO’ Order Section 001 For Superdomes and partitionable servers, all partition domains (PD’s) need to be configured as a separate “item”. The “item number” of a PD consists of the complex number and the PD number, e.g. 01-0002 for the second PD of the first Superdome or partitionable server. If sales configurator (WATSON) data are available, PD information will be imported automatically when creating a new SISP.
November 2005SISP release 6.15 Item vs. Order Configuration II If configuration parameters (e.g. kernel parameters) have the same values for several items, order configuration can be used to facilitate the input. The values of the filled configuration sections (in order configuration) will be used for each item unless the respective sections have been specified separately in item configuration. Superdome and partitionable servers: Some details of the Partition Domain (PD) configuration will automatically be filled in for each PD (disks and part of OS/LVM).* Disk, OS/LVM and Mirror sections for PD’s should not be specified on order configuration level. *) If WATSON data available!
November 2005SISP release 6.16 Configuration of items Define any additional server or rack items separately (add new server/rack item) Use item number from order (not the item of the SISP product number!) Quote SISPs: use preliminary item numbers (need to be corrected when linking the SISP to an order number) Item information will be pre-populated for some HP Factory Express orders* Any item numbers in a SISP must match the item numbers on the order. *) If WATSON data available!
November 2005SISP release 6.17 Difference between Rack and Server Items Rack itemServer item Can contain several server itemsDescribes only one item No configuration tabs shown (only rack configuration possible) Configuration tabs according to ordered services – EXCEPT rack tab “Reset” clears all fields in rack table“Reset” clears all fields, link to order is broken, i.e. changes in order configuration are not considered for the item “Reset to order” does not exist“Reset to order” fills all fields with order values, link to order configuration is established
November 2005SISP release 6.18 Order Item Configuration I The two colors represent certain configuration sections, e.g. kernel and network All items (e.g. SPUs) will be configured in the same way. Changes in order configuration will affect all items Item specific configuration overwrites order configuration Changes in order configuration will not affect the item configuration section (link to order configuration does no longer exist, even for unfilled fields of this section) Only order configuration filled item order Item specific data in one configuration section Configuration of item specific values item order
November 2005SISP release 6.19 Order Item Configuration II Example Order configuration will be used for any unfilled item specific configuration sections Item specific configuration will be used where section is filled. rackserverrackserver
November 2005SISP release 6.110 Item Handling I Item management options: delete items copy to other item number(s) move to other item number Move/copy will not overwrite an existing destination item (destination needs to be deleted/moved first). Destination item number needs to be specified; the item name is optional. Partitioned servers: Destination complex number (two digits) and partition domain number (four digits) need to be specified; the partition domain name is optional. Item management options will not be available for HP Factory Express orders where item information was pre-populated based on order data.
November 2005SISP release 6.111 Item Handling II Some HP Factory Express orders orders* will pre-populate item information/item structure based on order data: Server items Partition domains Virtual partitions Rack items Items are referenced by item number and description. Note: If item configuration pages are not filled, respective order configuration will be applied (see order - item configuration details). *) If WATSON data available!