Configuring the discovery profile

By default, the IBM® Hardware Management Console (HMC) sensor is enabled for a Level 2 or Level 3 discovery. The sensor discovers all logical partitions (LPARs) regardless of whether the system is running. To discovery LPARs only when the system is running, create a Level 2 or Level 3 discovery profile for the IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC) sensor, and customize the sensor settings.

To create the discovery profile, complete the following steps:
  1. In the Discovery drawer of the Discovery Management Console, click Discovery Profiles.
  2. In the Discovery Profiles window, click New.
  3. In the Create New Profile window, type the profile name and description. From the Clone existing profile list, select Level 2 Discovery, or Level 3 Discovery, and click OK.
  4. On the Sensor Configuration tab, select the HmcSensor sensor.
  5. In the Create Configuration window, type the name and description for your configuration, and select the Enable Configuration check box.
  6. In the Configuration section of the Create Configuration window, click discoverNonRunningLpars. Then double-click the Value field in the row, and type false.
  7. Click OK to return to the Discovery Profiles window.
  8. In the Discovery Profiles window, click Save.