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Instance and non-instance settings

An instance setting includes the [.instance] component, otherwise it is considered a non-instance setting. An instance setting requires an instance ID.

Instance settings have a minimum and maximum number of allowed instances. To determine which settings have instances and the number of instances allowed, use the showvalues command with the --instances parameter. The output provides the number of instances.

Single instance settings do not have an instance number and appear as a non-instance setting. The output of the showvalues command has the maximum number of instances as single. For example, the iSCSI.initiatorName is a single instance setting.

Users can use the show or set commands for single instance settings. This list provides some examples of single instance settings/non-instance settings:
  • IMM.HttpPortControl
  • IMM.RetryLimit
  • IMM.LanOverUsbIMMIP
  • IMM.NetworkSettingSync
  • SYSTEM_PROD_DATA.SysInfoProdName
  • AdvancedRAS.MachineCheckRecovery
  • SystemRecovery.POSTWatchdogTimer
  • Processors.TurboMode

If there are multiple instances, the settings will be shown multiple times. Multiple instances can be viewed using the show command. For example, if there are three user accounts in a BMC system, then users will see three loginid settings as shown in the following list.

  • IMM.Loginid.1
  • IMM.Loginid.2
  • IMM.Loginid.3

However, if a BMC system has no user account, the show command will not display anything.

Other instance settings include the following examples:
  • IMM.UserAccountManagementPriv.1
  • IMM.Community_Name.1
  • IMM.RemoteConsolePriv.1
  • iSCSI.AttemptName.1
  • VPD.CompVPD_PartNumber.1
  • PXE.NicPortPxeMode.1