Configure a default MID Server for Service Mapping for upgraded deployments

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 the discovery process.

Before you begin

Role required: sm_admin

Perform this procedure only for upgraded deployments. For fresh installs, perform Set a default MID Server for an application.

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

About this task

In upgraded deployments, Service Mapping selects a MID Server using a legacy algorithm:
  • Service Mapping chooses the MID Server whose application criteria is set to ServiceMapping or to ALL.
  • 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 and matching application, 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.