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HP Systems Insight Manager Version Control Repository is Empty

HP SIM 5.3 SP1
Created repository on server by going to the server in the server list, Tools & Links, clicking the link HP Version Control Repository Manager and then Configure the Repository and Automatic Update Settings.

Uploaded support packs to repository

When I go to Options -> Version Control Repository there is a message displayed on the bottom saying "This repository is empty".

When I go to Deploy -> Deploy Drivers, Firmware and Agents -> Install Software and Firmware, I basically get the same screen saying "This repository is empty".

If I go to c:\repository, there are 4,018 items in the folder.

How to I get HP SIM to see the files and support packs that exist in the c:\repository folder?
Carl Webster
Carl Webster
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When the vcrm catalog is too big (meaning too many files in it) it takes too long to HP SIM to read the catalog...therefore the HP SIM UI times out...and says VCRM is empty

Try these two things to fix the issue:

1) increase the HTTP timeout in globalsettings.props (in %install directory% of HP SIM generally C:\program files\hp\system insight manager\config) to a minute:


Once the file is changed, restart the sim service for the modification to be applied.

2) empty the VCRM repository by deleting uncessary support packs.

once done, hp sim should be able to read the vcrm catalog content
Carl WebsterAuthor Commented:
After 36 hours, the VCRM now displays the contents of the repository.  Guess I had to just let the server sit doing nothing for 36 hours for it to process all 4,018 files in the repository folder.
Carl WebsterAuthor Commented:
Oh yeah, meant to mention that I only installed the support packs the customer needed:

Windows 2000
Server 2003 x86 and x64
Server 2008 x86 and x64
Server 2008 R2

No Linux, OpenVMS or HP-UX packs were loaded.

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