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Single TEM Console connecting to multiple TEM Servers.

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How do I connect to multiple TEM Servers from a single TEM Console?


Note: The steps in this article pertain only to TEM versions less than 8.2.

In order to connect to multiple TEM Servers from a single TEM Console, the following conditions must be met:

  • You must have a database login for each TEM Server. If you do not have a login, you can create one using the TEM Admin Tool that is installed on the TEM Server computer.
  • Your network must be configured to allow you to connect to each database using an ODBC connection.
  • You must have an ODBC DSN for each of the TEM Servers.
To create an ODBC DSN for a TEM Server ( Note: these instructions are written for Windows 2000):
  1. Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Data Sources (ODBC)
  2. Under the User DSN (or System DSN) click the 'Add' button
  3. Choose 'SQL Server' from the list and hit 'Finish'
  4. Fill in the name field with 'bes_ ' ( Note: the TEM Console will only recognize data source names that start with 'bes_')
  5. Choose the Server that has the TEM Server you wish to connect to (you can fill in the description or leave it blank) then click 'Next'
  6. Choose 'SQL Server authentication' and enter your 'Login ID' and 'Password' (this is the username and password created using the TEM Admin Tool) then click 'Next'
  7. Click the check box 'Change the default database to' and select 'BFEnterprise' then click 'Next'
  8. Click 'Next' again, then 'Finish', and then 'Test Data Source' to verify that everything is working properly
  9. Open the TEM Console and verify that you can connect to the TEM Server

For x64 Systems
**Note: The TEM Console uses 32-bit DSN's to determine how to connect with the database. On a 64-bit system you must configure the 32-bit DSNs rather than the 64-bit DSN's that can be reached via Administrative Tools.

In order to configure the 32-bit DSN's in the default setup, Run the following command:

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Document information

More support for: IBM BigFix family

Software version: 7.0, 8.0, 8.1

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 1505799

Modified date: 11 August 2015