HP Insight Control Server Provisioning: Initial Setup


Background Info

HP is actively working on retiring their re-branded Altiris product with their home grown Insight Control Server Provisioning product. ICSP is a completely new product but carries forward a lot of similarities with Altiris. Alritis administrators will quickly settle in using ICSP and find that it works hand-in-hand with HP hardware to provide a seamless provisioning experience.

Basic Setup

  • Download and deploy the OVA appliance to Hyper-V/VMWare
  • Assign the appropriate networks to the two network adapters
    • One will be for management and one will be for deployment
  • Start the VM and wait for it to load
    • This should take around 5 minutes
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Change the Port HP SIM/VCEM Uses


By default HP SIM/VCEM will run on port 50000. In some situations it may be required or desired to change this port. The steps below will walk through the process to change the port.


For these steps the partnerservice.bat script will need to be used. This script can be found in C:\Program Files\HP\Systems Insight Manager\

  • Stop all services with the command below

partnerservice.bat -stop all

  • RDP to the HP SIM/VCEM server
  • Browse to C:\Program Files\HP\Systems Insight Manager\jboss\server\hpsim\deploy\jboss-web.deployer\
  • Edit the server.xml file
  • Replace port 50000 with the desired port
    • Port 50000 will need to be changed in 2 places
  • Start all services with the command below

partnerservice.bat -start all