Defining system-information settings

You can define system name, contact, and location information by creating a system information pattern.


Complete the following steps to create a system-information pattern.

  1. From the Lenovo XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Provisioning > Patterns. The Configuration Patterns: Patterns page is displayed.
  2. Click the Category Patterns tab.
  3. Click the System Information Patterns vertical tab, and then click the Create icon (Create icon).
    Tip: You can also create a new system-information pattern from the Firmware Settings page of the New Server Pattern wizard by clicking the Create icon next to the System Information selection.

  4. In the New System Information Pattern dialog, specify the following information.
    • Enter a name and description for the pattern.

    • Choose whether to automatically generate system names. If you click Custom, you can specify how names are to be generated when the pattern is deployed. If you click Disable, the system name remains unchanged on each server when the pattern is deployed. For most devices, the name is limited to 256 English characters by the baseboard management controller. Automatically generated names are truncated to 256 characters.

    • Specify the person to be contacted for this server and the location of the server.

      Note: If SNMP is enabled, you must specify a contact and system location.
  5. Click Create.


The new pattern is listed on the System Information Patterns tab in the Configuration Patterns: Category Patterns page:
Illustrates the list of customized system information patterns on the Configuration Pattern: Category Patterns page.
From this page, you can also perform the following actions on a selected category pattern:
  • Modifying current pattern settings by clicking the Edit icon (Edit icon).
  • Copy an existing pattern by clicking the Copy icon (Edit icon).
  • Delete a pattern by clicking the Delete icon (Delete icon).
  • Rename a pattern by clicking the Rename icon (Rename icon).
  • Import or export patterns (see Exporting and importing server and category patterns).