Software Channels

The Systems  Software  Software Channels section allows you to manage the software channels on the current client.

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

The Systems  Software  Software Channels subtab is split into sections:

1. Base Channel

This section shows the base channel the current client is subscribed to, as well as any other available base channels.

Click the chain icon next to a base channel to see more information about the channel. Change the base channel subscription by selecting the new base channel, and click Next to schedule the change.

The child channels associated with the base channel are populated in the Child Channels section. Mandatory child channels are pre-selected. Toggle the include recommended switch to also select recommended child channels.

For Salt clients, apply the highstate after changing software channels.

2. Child Channels

This section shows the software product and child channels associated with the currently selected base channel.

Hover over the information icon next to the channel name to see channel requirements. Click the chain icon next to a base channel to see more information about the channel.

Child channels are can be either recommended or mandatory. Mandatory child channels must be installed for the selected client to use the associated base channel. Recommended child channels should be installed to provide additional packages. All other child channels are optional.

Check the child channels you want to install, and click Next to schedule the change.