This procedure describes creating a comparison by using the browser interface. You can also create comparisons by using the following command.
cmp.ds.add – Creates a new comparison.
For a detailed description of this command, see Chapter 5, cmp: CLI Commands for Running Comparisons, in Sun N1 Service Provisioning System 5.1 Command-Line Interface Reference Manual.
To create a new comparison, you must belong to a user group with Create, Edit, Delete permission on comparisons.
In the navigation menu, click Comparisons.
The Comparisons page is displayed.
Type the name and description of the comparison you want to create and click Create.
The comparison's Details page is displayed.
In the Style of Comparison area, click Model to Model.
In the Reference Host field, type or select the name of the host whose model should serve as the standard for the comparison.
Ideally, the reference host contains the configuration that you would like to see on the comparison host.
In the Comparison Host Field, type or select the name of the host whose model you would like to compare to the reference model.
In the Limits area, specify the maximum number of hours or minutes the comparison can run.
By default, comparisons are allowed to run for four hours.
If the comparison times out, an error message will display on the Comparisons page.