You can use the USP job or the blcli commands, you cannot manually update any of the intrinisc properties outside of those 2 methods.
Hi Bill, Thanks for the answer! I read more about server properties in the User Guide and notably about the intrinsic properties and how they are updated and I think I now have a better understanding.
So, if I understand correctly, there are 3 types of properties (in essence):
1. Intrinsic, Read-only
2. Intrinsic, Editable
3. Non-Intrinsic Editable
It's clear in the User's Guide that all intrinsic properties are set (when applicable) when a server is added to the OM. What is unclear however, is which ones are updated by the USP job... For example, if I change the value of an editable intrinsic property, will it be overwritten on the next UPS job or not? (Logical answer would be no, but you never know...).
That would also mean that if an intrinsic property's value is wrong or not what it should be, that the fault is in the product itself? For example, the IP address issue I described above...
If a server has 100 IP Addresses assigned to it (which we do have in our environment), the IP Address shown in the IP_ADDRESS property of that server is not the one BladeLogic is using to connect to that server, but is ONE of the 100 IP's present on the server... How is it detecting it exactly?
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Intrinsics are updated via the USP. Things like IP and FQ, etc, are resolved via a few different methods with an order of precedence. I think it tries to resolve the server name via host file, then dns to get the IP and FQDN info.