Configuration

The Systems  Configuration section allows you to manage the configuration files for the selected client. Configuration files are distributed with a configuration channel. For traditional clients, configuration files can also be managed directly on a single client.

For more information about configuration channels, see client-configuration:configuration-management.adoc.

The Systems  Configuration tab is split into subtabs:

1. Overview

The Systems  Configuration  Overview subtab is split into sections:

Configuration Overview

This section contained the total number of available configuration files, and channel subscriptions. Click the name of a configuration file or channel to see more information. Click Subscribe to channels to subscribe to additional configuration channels.

Recent Events

This section shows when the configuration channels was most recently deployed on the selected client. It also shows the most recent time that a comparison was performed.

Configuration Actions

This section allows you to deploy or to compare configuration channels on the selected client.

2. View Files

The Systems  Configuration  View Files subtab is split into subtabs for centrally managed, and locally managed configuration files. On traditional clients, there is also a subtab for a local sandbox, where you can store configuration files that are still under development.

The Centrally-Managed Files and Locally-Managed Files subtabs both show a list of all available configuration files. Click View to see details about the configuration file. Click Compare to compare the configuration file to other files, or to various revisions of itself. Click the configuration channel name to see more information about the channel that contains this configuration file. Click the revision number to see additional details about the configuration file.

3. Deploy Files

The Systems  Configuration  Deploy Files shows a list of available configuration files that can be deployed on the selected client.

4. Compare Files

The Systems  Configuration  Compare Files shows a list of available configuration files that can be compared to SUSE Manager managed configuration files. Check the configuration file to compare and click Compare Files to schedule a comparison. Click the revision number to see additional details about the configuration file. Click the configuration channel name to see more information about the channel that contains this configuration file.

5. Manage Configuration Channels

The Systems  Configuration  Manage Configuration subtab is split into subtabs:

List/Unsubscribe from Channels

This section shows the list of currently subscribed channels. To unsubscribe the selected client from a configuration channel, check the channel, and click Unsubscribe. Click the configuration channel name to see more information about the channel that contains this configuration file.

Subscribe to Channels

This section shows the list of configuration channels that are available for the selected client to subscribe to. To subscribe the selected client to a configuration channel, check the channel, and click Continue.

View/Modify Rankings

This section shows the currently subscribed configuration channels, in ranked order. Where settings conflicts occur between configuration channels, channels closer to the top of the list take precedence. To complete subscription to a configuration channel, review the rankings, adjust as necessary using the up and down arrows, and click Update Channel Rankings.