Importing Resources for Batch Registration

(Optional) Import and register multiple servers from an interfaces or sql.ini file.

Copy the interfaces or sql.ini file to a location on or accessible from the machine that hosts your Web browser.
An interfaces (UNIX) or sql.ini file (Windows) is a list of SAP database servers and their ports; it may contain other connection information as well. The file is created during the installation of a server:
  • Windows: %SYBASE%\ini\sql.ini
  • Unix: $SYBASE/interfaces

For more information on interfaces files, see the appendix on configuration files in Configuration Guide Open Client and Open Server 15.0 for UNIX.

For more information on sql.ini files, see the chapter on network communications using sql.ini in the SAP Sybase ASE 15.0 Configuration Guide for Windows.

Note: The Import Resources wizard imports servers in batches of a single type (SAP ASE, SAP® Sybase® IQ, or Replication Server, for example). If your interfaces or sql.ini file includes resources of more than one type, you must perform this procedure for each resource type.
  1. In the application menu, select View > Open > Resource Explorer.
  2. In the Resource Explorer, select Resources > Import.
    The Import Resources wizard opens; Interfaces file is already selected.
  3. Click Next.
    The Directory Service Connection page appears.
  4. Click Browse and navigate to the interfaces file you want to import from.
    You cannot type in the File name field.
  5. Click Next.
  6. On the Import Resource Type page, select the type of server you want to import.
  7. On the Resource Selection page, click to select the servers you want to import.
    Select only servers of the type you chose on the Import Resource Type page. If you import servers with incorrect types, SAP Control Center will not be able to monitor or manage them properly.
  8. Resources of your chosen type may require connection parameters in addition to those present in the file—RSSD host name and port for Replication Server, for example, or character set and language for SAP ASE. Enter any required connection parameters.
  9. Click Next.
  10. (Optional) Click Add these resources to the current perspective. You must add a resource to a perspective (not necessarily the current perspective) before you can manage or monitor it.
  11. Click Next.
    The Confirmation page displays a list of the resources you have selected.
  12. Click Finish if you are ready to import, or click Back to return to the previous screens and change your selections.
    When you click Finish, SCC imports and registers the resources and displays a summary page.
  13. Click Close to finish the wizard.
The newly imported resources appear in the Resource Explorer. If you elected to add them to the current perspective, the resources also appear in the Perspective Resources view.
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