Is it Functioning As Designed that models that were discovered into Spectrum from UIM as part of integration cannot be copied / cut / paste / delete

Document ID : KB000115747
Last Modified Date : 25/09/2018
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Introduction:
KB to confirm that models that were discovered into Spectrum from UIM as part of integration cannot be copied / cut / paste / delete
 
Question:
Is it Functioning As Designed that models that were discovered into Spectrum from UIM as part of integration cannot be copied / cut / paste / delete
 
Answer:
Yes, this is Functioning As Designed- It is as expected and devices discovered into Spectrum from UIM as part of integration will have the Copy & Cut options greyed out. This may be designed because when the next sync happens the model will be discovered again or probably to disallow users from pasting it to another topology view.
But as a workaround, you can change that EditModeMask attribute value for the VMs to 224 using Attributes tab or Attribute Editor. Once you do that, you should be able to copy and paste the VM’s.
Also if we need the Cut option, we can set that value to 223 and getting the full privilege set it to 0. You can multi select the VMs in any view (Locater, topology, etc) and use "Attribute Editor" to write to all VMs in one action.