Configuration Object Dictionary
The Configuration Object Dictionary provides a central location where you can view, create, and manage configuration objects in BMC Server Automation. The Configuration Object Dictionary shows all built-in server objects as well as all custom configuration objects, extended objects, and configuration files.
When you select a configuration object in the list on the left side of the Configuration Object Dictionary, the right side shows the attributes associated with that object. For some objects, this information is presented in a tabbed display. If the configuration object applies to multiple OSs, the right side provides tabs for applicable OSs. Each tab shows the object's attributes for the applicable OSs.
The Configuration Object Dictionary provides the version number of all server and configuration objects. Multiple versions of custom configuration objects may exist.
Using preferences, you can limit the number of server objects that the Configuration Object Dictionary displays at one time. For more information, see Preference settings - BMC category.
Using the Configuration Object Dictionary, you can perform any of the following procedures:
- Adding a custom configuration object
- Identifying additional configuration files
- Creating an extended object
- Deleting a custom configuration object
BMC Server Automation lets you restrict the number of records that a configuration file or extended object can return. Setting a limit like this can help prevent an Application Server from running out of memory when processing very large configuration files or extended objects, particularly when those objects appear on multiple servers. For more information about setting this limit, see Restricting the size of configuration and extended objects.