Configure a default MID Server for Service Mapping

Service Mapping uses the default MID Server when it cannot find a MID Server with the matching IP range. Configuring a default MID Server improves discovery process.

Before you begin

Role required: sm_admin

Ensure you know the name of the MID Server you want to configure as the default MID Server for Service Mapping.

About this task

For every discovery request, Service Mapping selects a MID Server and assigns the request to it. Service Mapping selects MID Servers as follows:
  • You can narrow the pool of MID Servers that Service Mapping uses. In that case, Service Mapping uses only MID Servers configured to work with it and ignores the rest.
  • By default, Service Mapping selects the MID Server whose IP range matches the IP in the discovery request.
  • If Service Mapping cannot find a MID Server with the matching IP range, it assigns the discovery request to the default MID Server.
  • If there is no default MID Server and none of the MID Servers have IP ranges configured for them, Service Mapping uses a random MID Server.
  • If there is no default MID Server and no IP range matches the IP in the discovery request, Service Mapping cannot start the discovery process.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to System Properties by entering sys_properties.list in the navigation filter.
  2. Click New.
  3. Configure values for the new property as follows:
    Property Description
    Name Enter mid.server.sm_default.
    Description Enter a free text description of the use of this MID Server.
    Type Select string.
    Value Enter the name of the MID Server you want to configure as the default for Service Mapping.
  4. Click Update.