ppuconfig -m meter
ppuconfig -s system_id
ppuconfig is a command-line tool
for configuring communication between ppuservice and a utility meter.
A utility meter must be specified for a Pay per use system before ppuservice can
collect and send utilization data to HP. In the absence of this
data, HP may assume 100% utilization and bill for the system accordingly.
If ppuconfig is issued without any options at all, the current
system settings are displayed.
If this is the first time you are supplying utility meter configuration information, after specifying the utility meter with the ppuconfig command, you should issue the ppuconfig -t command to perform a round trip communication test.
When using ppuconfig to modify your
PPU configuration with the utility meter, it is not necessary to
restart ppuservice. However, when doing this, it is recommended
that you issue the ppuconfig -t command to
verify the new configuration.
ppuconfig recognizes the following command-line
options and arguments:
|-m meter|| |
Specifies the utility meter
that the Pay per use system should use for reporting. The meter
can be specified as a fully qualified hostname or IP address. A
non-blank value is required.
|-s system_id|| |
Specifies an identifier for
the partition that the Pay per use system should use when reporting.
This can be any value that helps you to identify this system (for example,
a tracking number, asset number, physical location, etc). Until
a system identifier is specified, the hostname will be used by default.
This identifier is transmitted to HP and shows up on the PPU portal
to help you identify your system.
Specifies that the hostname
should be used as the system identifier for the Pay per use system
when reporting usage information.
Perform communication test
between Pay per use software and the configured utility meter.
The following example shows configuration of the utility meter
to a system called alpha.corp.com followed by testing communication
with that meter in a default installation.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\ppu> ppuconfig -m alpha.corp.com
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\ppu> ppuconfig -t
The following example shows how to set the system identifier
for this system in a default installation. The system identifier
can be any text that helps you better identify your system.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\ppu> ppuconfig -s “rx8620 in bldg 7 1st floor:ID#234879”
Pay Per Use Service”