You can use a Service Assurance topology export utility to convert text-format service and group definitions to XML-format definitions and write the definitions to an XML service-group import datafile. The final location of this XML service-group import datafile must be the BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf/ics directory in the installation area.

To automatically convert text service and group definitions to XML:

  1. Consult “Specifying text or XML datafiles” on page 85 and select the text service and group import datafiles that you want to convert to XML.

  2. Consult “Reloading service and group elements” on page 92 and load the topology elements defined in the import datafiles selected in step 1 .

  3. In the installation area from which the source Global Manager is invoked, go to the BASEDIR/smarts/bin directory and type the following command on one line:

                   dmctl -s 
                   <Global Manager name>
                      exportConfigFor BIM_Topology >
                      <BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf/ics/name of XML datafile into which 
                      to write the service-group definitions>
                   dmctl -s <
                   > invoke 
                      exportConfigFor BIM_Topology >
  4. If prompted for a username and password, specify your user account; for example, to specify the default administrative account, type username admin and password changeme.

    If you want to convert text-format weight definitions to XML-format definitions and save the definitions to the BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf/ics/weights-conf.xml import datafile, you can do so manually by following the classweightconfig format defined in the bim-config.dtd.