Managing image repository members

The Members provides the list of all image repositories in your network. It provides the following information:




The network name of the device.

OSD Role

The OSD role of the device, that is, if it is only an image repository or as well a network boot listener.

IP Address

The IP address of the device.

Operating System

The name of the operating system, as discovered by the agent, for example, Debian Linux 64-bit .

Operations on image repository members

You can execute the following operations on the members of an OSD agent:

Adding image repositories and network boot listeners

Any device with any supported operating system in Client Management can be an image repository or network boot listeners or both. When a device is added to one or both of these roles, the OSD module is loaded on the device and it also becomes an OSD agent .


Be aware, that the selected device must be online at the time of selection. When the selection is confirmed, the master agent accesses the newly defined OSD agent via direct access to load the OSD module and to configure it. If the device is not reachable, an error occurs and the new role is not assigned.

  1. Select Edit > Add Image Repository/Network Boot Listener .
  2. Select the agent you want for the new role in the Add an Image Repository or a Network Boot Listener window.
  3. (Optional) If the new role for the agent is to be an image repository, select the Image Repository box.
  4. (Optional) If the agent is not to be a network boot listener, clear the Network Boot Listener box.
  5. Click OK .

The OSD agent is added to the list of children with the defined roles.

Removing OSD agents

When you are removing an OSD agent, either an image repository or a network boot listener, you are only removing this role from the device, not deleting the device from the database.


Removing image repositories:

All OSD related data stored on the image repository to be removed is deleted, no further deployments can be done from this device.
Image repositories that have children cannot be removed.
If you are removing an image repository this might take a few moments, as the complete cache needs to be flushed and the console could block during this operation.

  1. Select the Members tab of the OS Deployment > Your OSD Manager node.
  2. Select the OSD agents to remove in the list.
  3. Select Edit > Remove OSD Roles .
    A Confirmation window appears.
  4. Click Yes.

The selected OSD nodes are removed, their storage cache is emptied and all OSD related data purged.

Changing the OSD role

Changing the OSD role means, that an existing OSD agent is either taking on another role or giving up one of its assigned roles, that is, being an image repository or network boot listener or both. You can assign the OSD Manager the additional role of network boot listener, but you cannot remove its image repository role, which it is assigned by default.


An image repository can only be modified to a network boot listener if it has no children.

  1. Select Edit > Change OSD Role .
  2. In the Change the OSD Role window either clear the role to remove or check the box for the role to add to the current OSD agent.
  3. Click OK .

The roles of the OSD agent are updated immediately.

Changing the image repository

Changing the image repository means, that you are changing the parent of the currently selected OSD agent.

  1. Select Edit > Change Image Repository .
  2. From the list in the window select the image repository you want to move your OSD agent to.
  3. Click OK.

The selected OSD agent is moved immediately under the new parent.

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