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Home > Success Center > Storage Manager (STM) > SRM Profiler Administrator Guide > Install SRM Profiler agents > Configure an agent

Configure an agent

Updated: June 16, 2017

In most cases, an agent self-registers with the SRM Profiler server as a device. However, you can also define OS Policies manually. This allows you to push the configuration parameters out to your devices as configured in the policy.

Change the default OS policy

  1. Click Settings > Policies > Default OS Policy.

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  2. Complete or change the following info:
  3. Server IP Address: The Server IP Address of the server where the agent resides. This setting is not configurable after the agent is created.
  4. Device Display Name: The name you want to display for this device throughout SRM Profiler.
  5. HTTP Port : The port used by SRM Profiler to collect data from the agent (default 4319). If you change this setting, SRM Profiler immediately tries to connect to this agent and update its configuration. If SRM Profiler is unsuccessful, then it aborts the changes. Otherwise, you might lose communication with the agent.
  6. Active: The active agent. Uncheck this box if you want SRM Profiler to stop collecting data from the agent. Even though you make a Device inactive, the agent continues to run and you still receive traps and are able to configure the agent.
  7. Device Groups: A device may be assigned to zero, one, or multiple groups. If you have any defined groups, the names of those groups appear in the Available field:
    • To assign a device to a group, click the group name in the Available field. The selected group name is automatically moved to the Selected field.
    • To remove a device from a group, click the group name in the Selected field and it moves to the Available field.

      If you save the device definition without assigning it to a group, then the device will appear as Unassigned in the Devices List.

    • Monitor Agent: Select this box if you want the server to monitor the agent and send a trap if the agent has not been collected from. The inactivity threshold can be configured on the server setup page.
  8. To save this device definition, click Save.

Turn off performance reporting

If you do not need Performance Reports for SRM Profiler agents, and are trying to limit the load on the SRM Profiler server, you can turn off Performance Reporting for SRM Profiler agents.

  1. From the Web Console, navigate to Settings.
  2. Under Device Management, click Policies.
  3. Click the Default OS Policy Edit icon.
  4. Click the Performance link.
  5. Choose Off for all Stats, check Override Agent Values, and click then Save.
  6. Click Push on the Edit Default OS Policy page.

Agents are included in the Default OS Policy. Repeat steps 3-5 for each OS Policy with agents included in the policy. It might take a few minutes for the policy revisions to get pushed out to all agents. Check that the agent performance reports are empty to assure the configuration is pushed to all agents.

Turn off Real Time Status

If you do not need Real Time Status for SRM Profiler agents and you are trying to limit the load on the SRM Profiler server, follow these steps to turn off Real Time Status for SRM Profiler agents.

  1. From the Web Console, navigate to Settings.
  2. Under Device Management, click Policies.
  3. Click the Default OS Policy Edit icon.
  4. Click the Real Time Status link.
  5. In the Enabled menu, select Off, check Override Agent Values, and then click Save.
  6. Click Push on the Edit Default OS Policy page.

    The Server Status in the Server Monitor and Device Console tab shows a warning:

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