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Configuring profiles

A profile is a specific instance of an existing deployment template that is customized with attributes unique to an individual device. Profiles can be created either implicitly during a template's deployment/auto-deployment or from the existing templates by the user. A Profile consists of target-specific attribute values along with the BootToISO choices, and iDRAC management

IP details of the target device. It could also contain any network bandwidth and VLAN allocations for server NIC ports as applicable. Profiles are linked to the source template from which they are created.

On the Configuration > Profiles screen all the profiles that are in the logged in user's scope are displayed. For example, an administrator can see and manage all profiles, however, a device manager with limited scope can see and use only the profiles that they create and own.

The following details of the listed profiles are displayed:

Table 24. Profile settings

Field

Modified

Description

A 'modified' symbol is displayed to notify any modification or change to the associated profile or template attributes after the initial assigning. If the modified profile is redeployed on the device, the symbol disappears.

Profile name

Template name

Target

Target type

Chassis

Profile state

Last action status

Name of the profile.

Name of the linked source template.

Service tag or IP Address of the device on which the profile is assigned. If the profile is not assigned to any device, then target is blank.

The device type (server or chassis) on which the profile is assigned.

Chassis name of the chassis if the target server is discovered as part of a chassis.

Profile State will be displayed as 'Assigned to Device' if the profile is assigned, 'Unassigned' for unassigned profiles, and 'Deployed' for the deployed profiles.

Displays a profile's last action status such as Aborted, Cancelled, Completed, Failed, New, Not

Run, Paused, Queued, Running, Scheduled, Starting, Stopped, Completed with Errors.

Advanced Filters can be used to customize the profile list.

When a profile is selected the profile Description , Last deployed time , Last modified time , Created on , and Created by fields are displayed on the right side. Click View Identities to view the NIC configuration and virtual identities that are tagged to the profile.

Depending on the various profile states, the following actions can be performed on the Configuration > Profiles screen as mentioned below:

NOTE: Create and Delete operations are not listed as part of the table.

Table 25. Profile states and permissions

Profile State

Unassigned profile

Assigned to device

Deployed

Edit

Yes

Yes

Yes

Assign Target

Yes

No

No

Unassign Target

No

Yes

Yes

● Create profiles and pre-reserve virtual identities. See,

Create profiles

View profile details. See, View a profiles details

Edit profile attributes and settings. See, Edit a profile

● Assign a profile to a device or service tag (through auto-deploy). See,

Assign a profile

Re-Deploy

No

No

Yes

Migrate

No

No

Yes

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● Unassign a profile from a device or service tag. See,

Unassign profiles

● Redeploy profile changes to the associated target device. See,

Redeploy profiles

● Migrate profile from one target (device or service tag) to another.

● Delete profiles. See,

Delete profiles

Export and then download profile(s) data to HTML, CSV or PDF. See, Export profiles

Topics:

Create profiles

View a profiles details

View a profiles network

Edit a profile

Assign a profile

Unassign profiles

Redeploy profiles

Migrate a profile

Delete profiles

Export profiles

Create profiles

Profiles can be created using the existing deployment templates for deployment on existing target devices or can be reserved for auto-deployment on the yet-to-be-discovered devices.

Prerequisites

Only users with OpenManage Enterprise Administrator or Device Manager privileges are allowed to perform the Profile

Management tasks. See

Role and scope-based access

.

Steps

1. Go to the Profiles page by clicking Configuration > Profiles .

2. Click Create to activate the Create Profiles wizard.

3. In the Template section, select the Template Type as either Server or Chassis and then select a deployment template in the

Select Template drop down list. Click Next .

4. In the Details page, modify the Name Prefix and provide a description in the Description box if needed. In the Profile

Count box, enter the number of profiles. Click Next .

5. Optionally, in the Boot to Network ISO page, select the Boot to Network ISO check box and specify the full ISO path, the file share location, and choose a Time to Attach ISO option to set the number of hours the network ISO file will remain mapped to the target device(s).

6. Click Finish .

Results

Profiles are created based on the deployment template name and the count provided. These profiles are listed on the Profiles page.

View a profiles details

Use the Configurations > Profiles screen to view the details of an existing profile without editing.

Steps

1. Select a profile from the list of profiles on the Configurations > Profiles screen.

2. Click View to activate the View Profile Wizard .

3. On the Details screen of the wizard, source template, name, description, and target information are displayed.

4. Click Next . On the Boot to Network ISO screen, the ISO image file path, the share location of the ISO image file, and the time to attach ISO are displayed if the profile was initially set with that preference.

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View a profiles network

To view the network bandwidth and VLAN allocations for the NIC ports associated to a profile:

Steps

1. Select a profile on the Configuration > Profiles page.

2. Click View > View Network to open the View Network wizard.

3. The Bandwidth section displays the following bandwidth settings of the partitioned NICs: NIC identifier, Port, Partition, Min

Bandwidth (%), and Max Bandwidth (%). Click Next

4. The VLANs section displays the following VLAN details of the profiles: NIC teaming, NIC identifier, Port, Team, Untagged

Network, and Tagged Network.

5. Click Finish to close the View Network wizard.

Edit a profile

An existing profile can be edited on the Configurations > Profiles page. The changes in the profile do not affect the associated target system automatically. For the changes to take effect, the modified profile must be redeployed on the target device.

Prerequisites

To perform any tasks on OpenManage Enterprise, you must have necessary role-based user privileges and scope-based operational access to the devices. See

Role and scope-based access

About this task

To rename, edit network, or edit the attributes of an existing profile, select the profile on the Profiles page and click Edit .

Steps

1. Select Rename and in the Rename Profile wizard edit the profile name in the Name box.

2. Select Edit Profile to activate the Edit Profile wizard and edit the following: a. On the Details page, you can edit the Name and Description . Click Next .

b. On the Boot to Network ISO page, select the Boot to Network ISO check box to specify the full ISO path and the share location and do the following:

● Select Share Type as either CIFS or NFS.

● In the ISO Path box, enter the full ISO path. Use the tool tips to enter the correct syntax.

● Provide details in the Share IP Address , Username , and Password boxes.

● Select the Time to Attach ISO dropdown menu options to set the number of hours the network ISO file will remain mapped to the target device. By default, this value is set as four hours.

● Click Next .

c. On the iDRAC Management IP page, select from one of the following :

● Don't change IP settings.

● Set as DHCP

● Set static IP and provide the relevant Management IP, Subnet Mask, and Gateway details.

d. On the Target Attributes page, you can select and edit the BIOS, System, NIC, iDRAC, and virtual identity attributes of the profile.

e. Click Finish to save the changes.

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Assign a profile

From the Configuration > Profiles page, an unassigned profile can be either deployed on an existing server or can be reserved for auto deployment on a yet-to-be discovered server.

Prerequisites

● To perform any tasks on OpenManage Enterprise, you must have necessary role-based user privileges and scope-based operational access to the devices. See

Role and scope-based access

.

● The existing attributes, if any, of the target server would be overwritten when a profile is deployed on it.

● Only the devices that are not associated with any profiles are available for deployment or auto deployment.

Steps

1. To Deploy a profile : a. Select an unassigned profile on the Configuration > Profiles page, click Assign > Deploy to activate the Deploy Profile wizard.

b. The Details page displays the source template, profile name and description. Click Next .

c. On the Target page:

● Click Select and from the list of devices, select a target device. Devices that are already assigned a profile will be greyed out and not selectable in the target list.

● If a reboot is required after the deployment, select the Do not forcefully reboot the host OS if the graceful reboot fails check box.

● Click Next .

d. (Optional) On the Boot to Network ISO page, select the Boot to Network ISO check box and provide the relevant ISO path, share location details, and the Time to Attach ISO value. Click Next .

e. On the iDRAC Management IP page, select from one of the following options and provide further relevant details.

● Don't change IP settings

● Set as DHCP

● Set static IP f. On the Target Attributes page, the attributes are displayed under the BIOS, System, NIC, and iDRAC sections. You can select, unselect, or edit the attributes before deployment.

g. On the Virtual Identities page, click Reserve identities . The assigned virtual identities of the NIC cards of the selected target device are displayed. To view all the assigned identities of the identity pool of the selected target device, click

View all NIC details .

h. On the Schedule page, you can choose Run Now to immediately deploy the profile, or choose Enable Schedule and select an appropriate Date and Time for the profile deployment.

i.

Click Finish .

● If identities are already assigned outside of the appliance, then a new deployment will not use those identities unless

they are cleared. For more information, see Identity pools

● Profiles that change network settings (such as changing the device from the IPV4 to the IPV6 network) can cause the target device to be unreachable to OpenManage Enterprise. In such a situation, the SCP job appears to fail and the device goes to the Unknown.

state.

2. To Autodeploy a profile :

For modular devices, the strict checking of the VLAN definitions is enabled by default.

a. Select an unassigned profile on the Configuration > Profiles page, click Assign > Auto Deploy to activate the Auto

Deploy wizard.

b. The Details page displays the Source Template, Name, and Description (if any) of the profile. Click Next .

c. On the Target page, specify the service tag or node id of the yet-to-be discovered device in the Identifier box. Click

Next .

d. (Optional) On the Boot to Network ISO page, select the Boot to Network ISO check box to specify the full ISO path and the share location:

● Select Share Type as either CIFS or NFS.

● In the ISO Path box, enter the full ISO path. Use tool tips to enter the correct syntax.

● Provide details in the Share IP Address , Username , Password boxes.

● Select the Time to Attach ISO dropdown menu options to set the number of hours the network ISO file will remain mapped to the target device(s). By default, this value is set as four hours.

e. Click Finish .

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Unassign profiles

Using Configuration > Profiles > Unassign , the deployed or auto-deployed profiles can be disassociated from their respective targets.

Steps

1. Select the profiles from the Profiles list on the Configuration > Profile page.

2. Click Unassign .

3. Click Finish on the Confirmation dialog box.

Results

The selected profiles are unassigned and the identities from their respective targets are removed.

NOTE: For the deployed target devices, unassigning the profiles will revert them to their factory-assigned identities.

Redeploy profiles

For the attribute changes of an already deployed profile to take affect on the associated target device, it must be redeployed.

For modular devices, VLAN definitions can be configured during redeployment, however the strict checking to match the VLAN attributes is disabled.

Prerequisites

VLAN attribute changes fail on the target MX7000 sleds during profile redeployment if the VLAN attributes were not initially deployed on the MX7000 sleds during template deployment using the Propagate VLAN settings immediately option.

Steps

1. On the Configuration > Profiles page, select the profile(s) that are 'Deployed' and/or 'Modified' ( ) and click Redeploy .

2. On the Re-deploy wizard's Attribute Deploy Options page choose one of the following attribute deploy options and click

Next :

● Modified attributes only : To redeploy only the modified attributes on the target device.

● All Attributes : To redeploy all the attributes, along with any modified attributes, on the target device.

3. On the Schedule page, choose from one of the following options:

● Run Now to implement the changes immediately.

● Enable Schedule and select a date and time to schedule the redeployment.

4. Click Finish to proceed.

Results

When a profile is redeployed, a Redeploy Profiles job is executed. The status of the job can viewed on the Monitor > Jobs page.

Migrate a profile

A deployed or an autodeployed profile can be migrated from it's existing target device or service tag to a another identical target device or service tag.

Prerequisites

To perform any tasks on OpenManage Enterprise, you must have necessary user privileges. See

Role and scope-based access .

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About this task

When a migration is successful, the profile target assignment reflects the new target. If the migration is from a target device to a yet-to-be-seen service tag, then the profile's state is changed to Assigned .

● Migrate profile will move settings defined by the profile (including deployed virtual identities) from source to the target.

● You can force the migration of a profile even if the source device cannot be contacted. In this case, the user must ensure that there are no virtual identity conflicts.

● True target specific attributes are not reclaimed from the 'source' server as part of migration. Due to this, same inventory details can be present on two servers post migration.

Steps

1. On the Configuration > Profiles page , select a profile and click Migrate to activate the Migrate Profile wizard.

2. On the Selection page: a. From the Select source profile drop down, select the profile that you want to migrate b. Click Select Target and from the Job target dialog box, select a target device and click Ok .

c. If needed, select the 'Force the migration even if the source device cannot be contacted' check box.

NOTE: You must ensure that there are no virtual identity conflicts.

d. Click Next .

3. On the Schedule page select from one of the following: a. Select Update Now to migrate the profile settings immediately to the target.

b. Select a Date and Time to schedule the migration.

4. Click Finish .

Results

A job is created to migrate profile's settings to the new target device. You can view the status of the job on the Monitor >

Jobs page.

Delete profiles

The existing unassigned profiles can be deleted from the Configuration > Profiles page:

About this task

● An assigned or deployed profile can be deleted from the Profile screen only if it is unassigned.

● Deleting of an unassigned profile that had identities reserved, returns those identities to the Identity pool they came from. It is recommended to wait for 10 minutes to use these reclaimed identities for future reservations and deployments.

Steps

1. Select the unassigned profiles on the Profiles page.

2. Click Delete and confirm by clicking Yes when prompted.

Export profiles

To export profiles in HTML, CSV, or PDF format.

Steps

1. On the Configuration > Profiles page, select the profile(s).

2. Click Export and in the Export Selected dialog box choose from HTML, CSV, or PDF.

3. Click Finish.

The profile(s) data is downloaded in the selected format.

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