For Business Impact Manager to import weights from its source Global Manager, you define weight elements in the text or XML import datafile identified in Weights import datafiles for Business Impact Manager. The datafiles are located in the Service Assurance installation area from which the source Global Manager is invoked.
Whether you choose to use the text or the XML import datafile to define weight elements, the Global Manager will load the elements in the same way: At startup, the Global Manager loads the weight elements but does not store them in its repository. “Specifying text or XML datafiles” on page 85 describes how to specify the import of text-format or XML-format import datafiles.
This section focuses on defining weight elements in the weights.conf file. Defining weight elements in the weights-conf.xml file is identical to defining weight elements in the text file except that the definitions are in XML format. The format of the weights-conf.xml file is defined in the BASEDIR/smarts/conf/ics/bim-config.dtd file.