Startup parameter: maxgroupsperview

Startup parameters change the behavior of the HPE Service Manager server. You can always set a startup parameter from the server's operating system command prompt.




This parameter defines the maximum number of groups that can be used in a view. When a user selects a view from the View list whose group count exceeds the limit, only the maximum allowed number of groups are displayed in the view, and the following message displays in the client UI:

"Maximum number of groups (xxxx) exceeded. Please modify the view definition to reduce the number of groups."

Note: This limit would be useful if a user runs a poorly created view that causes the servlets to consume too much CPU and memory and terminate the servlets.

Valid if set from

Server's operating system command prompt

Initialization file (sm.ini)

Requires restart of the Service Manager server?


Default value

5000 (groups)

Possible values

500 or greater. If a value less than 500 is specified, Service Manager will ignore the value and use 500 instead. A warning message will also occur in the sm.log file: "A maxgroupsperview value less than 500 specified and ignored. 500 is used."

Example usage

Command line: sm -httpPort:13080 -maxgroupsperview:6000

Initialization file: maxgroupsperview:6000