If you use Avocent DSView ® to manage your data center's network
infrastructure, you can enable Process Manager to interact with
DSView and initiate the following DSView actions from within a
Add an event log
Add/remove user from
IPMI power device
Remove user from all groups
Wall power device
Set up and deployment
You need to complete the following steps to enable DSView
actions in Process Manager workflows.
Step 1: Enable interaction between
Process Manager and DSView
Step 2: Create and map fields for added flexibility
in Process Designer
Step 3: Create an event listener to use with your
Step 4: Build workflows using the DSView actions
Step 5: Start the event listener
Step 1: Enable interaction between Process Manager and
To enable Process Manager to interact with DSView
Important: If you use Secure Socket
Layer (SSL), you will need to have already retrieved and enabled
the DSView Security certificate before performing the following
steps. Also, make sure the LANDesk Process Manager Scheduler
service is started from a user account who has received the
Start the Process Manager Database utility and enter
your user name and password.
Specify the server and database name.
Click Test connection. Check the results to
verify you were successfully connected to the server.
Click Configure and restart services.
Click the Optional tab.
In the list of process integration modules, click
Avocent DSView, then click Edit.
Enter the necessary credentials to connect to DSView.
(Click Test to verify the connection.)
Click Save, then click OK.
Click OK to dismiss the Success
message, then close the Database utility.
Step 2: Create and map fields for DSView
You need to define fields in Process Designer and map them to
their corresponding values in the DSView system. Once mapped,
the specified values can be retrieved from or reported back to
The next step is to create an event listener to start your
workflows. An event listener monitors a specified data source
(usually a web web service or e-mail account), and when the
listened-for event occurs, initiates the designated workflow.
The final step is to use Process Designer to create workflows to
take advantage of the DSView actions. As with all other workflows,
you drag and drop the DSView actions onto the canvas and then
configure the corresponding attributes.
Once you have built the workflow process and saved it, you are
ready to start the event listener(s) for DSView. This will cause
Process Manager to monitor the specified data source and initiate
processes when the predefined conditions are met.
The DSView actions included in the integration are described
Add an event log message
This action enables you to use a workflow to add an event log
message and associated details in the DSView console.