Instance and non-instance settings

An instance setting includes the [.instance] component, otherwise it is considered a non-instance setting. An instance setting requires an instance ID.

Instance settings have a minimum and maximum number of allowed instances. To determine which settings have instances and the number of instances allowed, use the showvalues command with the --instances parameter. The output provides the number of instances.

Single instance settings do not have an instance number and appear as a non-instance setting. The output of the showvalues command has the maximum number of instances as single. For example, the iSCSI.initiatorName is a single instance setting.

You can use the show or set commands for single instance settings. This list provides some examples of single instance settings/non-instance settings:

If there are multiple instances, the settings will be shown multiple times. Multiple instances can be viewed using the show command. For example, if there are three user accounts in a BMC system, then you will see three loginid settings as shown in the following list.

However, if a BMC system has no user account, the show command will not display anything.

Other instance settings include the following examples: