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.