Managing system settings
System settings identify default values for various user settings and enable or disable certain functions. All settings have a default value that is used only if a setting is not defined in the database. You can use the database to manage modifications to the default value to modify system behavior.
You can add or edit settings for the _system user. The values of these settings apply throughout a system. You can override some system settings for an individual user (see Managing user settings).
To add or change system settings
- On the System tab, in the left menu, click Settings, and then do one of the following:
- To add a new system setting, in the upper-right corner, click New Setting, and then enter the name and value of the setting.
- To modify an existing system setting, click the required setting and modify its value as appropriate.
- Click the Submit icon ( ).
|An integer value to be used as a port on which the API service is responding to the incoming commands. Use this value to change the default API socket-based port.|
A link to a location where package instances are stored.
|Allows you to define the default number of minutes of the idle activity before the user is logged out of the BMC Release Package and Deployment (RPD).|
Timeout value used when attempting each step in establishing a connection to a server
Server Read Timeout
|Allows you to define the number of seconds RPD will attempt to perform a read command before timing out|
|Allows you to define the number of seconds RPD will attempt to perform a write command before timing out|
|Allows you to ignore a case sensitive name matching during the expansion of the config set variable|
Reserved for future use
|Allows you to define the base URL of RPD|
|Allows you to define the initial landing page when navigating to the Deploy tab|
|Allows you to define the timespan measured in days, during which the deployment with the Route Complete status will remain on the launchpad|
PHP date() format for date strings for the user (see php.net for details). If no value is specified, the _system value is used.
The default domain is used to transform the username which you enter in the Destination Email Address field to the full email address (for example, firstname.lastname@example.org (if the default_domain="bc.com")).
Default maximum number of engines that a single host is allowed to run. This value can be overridden on each host. See Managing engines and engine hosts.
Role associated with a user at logon if the user has not been assigned a role
Sets the order of precedence for properties in a deployment process. The default is Y (yes) if not set, with the following precedence rules:
This is a non-default preference. This preference can be set to 'y' or 'n', which stands for 'yes' or 'no' respectively. It allows you to enable the engine logging information in the engine_debug.log file and store it in the RLMhome/releases/productVersion/app/tmp/logs directory by default. To activate the changes, you must restart the engine service.
|This is a non-default preference. It allows you to specify the directory where the engine_debug.log file will be stored.|
Minimum number of engines available at any time to accept work. If the available free engine count is less than this number, more engines are created until this number is reached.
Number of tasks an engine can run before being recycled. After completing the specified number of tasks, the engine terminates and the system creates a new engine as needed.
Maximum lifespan of an engine in hours. An engine that persists this long finishes its actions and then terminates, assuming that any constraints are satisfied.
Maximum number of engines available at any time to accept work. If the available free engine count exceeds this number, engines are terminated until this number is reached.
After completing a task, the time in seconds that an engine should wait before checking the work queue for a new task
Number of seconds to wait between checks for engine processes that have unexpectedly terminated
|Allows you to define whether RPD will ignore any mail server errors, allowing the processing to continue afterwards. If set to Yes, the Send Email Notification (starting with RPD 5.0.01.00, Send Notification) action passes even if there are mail server errors.|
Number of items to include per page when displaying something that can be paginated
National language of the user. The user value overrides the default _system user value. In this release, eng and eng_VL are the only supported languages.
Currently, BMC Release Package and Deployment (RPD) supports the following languages:
Parameters that comprise the search string for locating users in LDAP, after the system connects as the query user:
URL where your LDAP or Microsoft Active Directory (MSAD) server resides, in the form ldap//<hostname>.com
Distinguished name (DN) of a user who can connect to the LDAP server and perform searches for users
Password for the ldap_query_dn user
Name of the attribute in a user record that contains the groups where the user is a member. In MSAD, this is member, and the user record "member" attribute is an array of the groups that include the user as a member.
Preferences specifying the distinguished name of an LDAP group, used to map LDAP groups to user roles:
Value containing your license key for licensing your installation. The license key includes an expiration date. When your license expires, you must request a new value from BMC and enter it. An expired or nonexistent license causes servers to return errors for all actions.
|Allows you to define the format in which dates are displayed in RPD application logs.|
Allows you to specify the level of log details for engines in RPD. The default value is Error. Therefore, only messages of the Error and Fatal severity will be logged. RPD logs are stored in the brpd_file.log file in RLMhome/releases/productVersion/RPD/app/tmp/logs. For more information about the severity of a logging message, see Apache log4php.
Number of seconds a lock can live in the system. If a data object gets stuck or lost, its lock is automatically released after this time.
The From: header in outgoing emails
The user name and password used for authentication when connecting to the SMTP server
Preference for the "hello" message returned by your mail server. For example, if your mail server returns a nonstandard hello message when you connect to it, you can change that value by setting this preference.
The SMTP port
Host name of the SMTP server
Maximum number of seconds that the system waits for a response from an SMTP server
You can use this setting starting with RPD 5.0.01.00.
This setting is not listed by default in System > Settings. If you want to change the number of checks, add a new setting with the
Version number of the schema in the current installation
HTTP request header that contains the authenticated user name on a single-sign-on system
Preference defining the maximum size of a binary large object (BLOB). When a package is instantiated for deployment, the contents of the URIs are fetched and stored as solids, in the form of BLOBs in the database. Larger values provide more efficient storage, as long as you do not exceed the maximum BLOB size for your database.
User time zone for date displays. The _system user value is the default, but a user setting can override it.
This is a non-default preference for the NSH agent type. This preference can be set to y (yes) or n (no). If you add this preference with the y value, you will receive more detailed logs when: