This chapter describes how to use sm_config to import and export repository objects such as notification lists, users, user profiles, tools, and escalation policies. It also describes how to use sm_config for configuring map icons.

The sm_config utility imports configurations, written in XML, for the Global Manager and the Adapter Platform. The sm_config utility is used for the following purposes:

  • As an alternative to creating notification lists, users and user profiles in the Global Manager Administration Console.

  • To batch process multiple configurations.

  • To duplicate configurations between Global Managers.

  • To import tools for third-party applications.

    A strong understanding of XML is necessary if you intend to create and manage repository objects using XML. Appendix C, “XML Reference,” provides a guide for creating notification lists, user profiles, users, tools and escalation policies according to the ics-config.dtd XML specification.