Setting inventory preferences

You can set inventory preferences for managed devices, including the property to use to display the device name.

Procedure

Complete the following steps to set the inventory preferences for managed devices.

  1. From the Lenovo XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Administration > Inventory Preferences. The Inventory Preferences page is displayed.
  2. Select the property to use for the device name that is displayed in the Lenovo XClarity Administrator user interface. You can select one of the following properties.
    • Predefined sequence (default)

    • User-defined name

    • DNS hostname

    • Hostname

    • IPv4 address

    • Serial number

    If Predefined sequence is selected, the device name that is displayed is chosen based on the sequence of properties in the previous list. For example, if a device has a user-defined name, that name is displayed. If a device does not have a user-defined name, then the DNS host name is displayed. If a device does not have a user-defined name or DNS host name, the hostname is displayed.

    Note: Selecting a value other than the default changes that the name that is displayed in the Lenovo XClarity Administrator user interface for all devices to the selected property. The user-defined name that is assigned to the device does not change.
  3. Optional: Click Enable to choose to sort grids (tables) using the value that is selected for the device name.
  4. Click Apply.

What to do next

You can set threshold preferences for raising an alert and event when a certain value, such as the life of an SSD in a ThinkSystem or ThinkServer server, exceeds a warning or critical level (see Setting threshold preferences for generating alerts and events).