Managing OSD target lists

As the targets of an OS deployment can be any device in the infrastructure, that is, also a device on which no CM agent is installed, these targets must be grouped, using target lists.

The target lists can contain individual devices with or without a CM agent installed and all the members of already existing device groups.

The Target Lists node provides a list of all existing target lists with the following information:

Parameter

Description

Name

This column lists the names of all target lists that were created under the main Target Lists node.

Architecture

This field indicates the type of architecture for the OS deployment, that is, the architecture of the WinPE image launching the setup program. The possible options are 32 Bit for x86 and 64 Bit for amd64 Windows installations.

In the tree structure in the left window pane below the Target Lists top node you can see a subnode for each defined target list.

Operations on target lists

You can execute following operations on the target lists:

To create a target list

To create a new target list proceed as follows:

  1. Select OS Deployment> Your OSD Manager> Target Lists in the left window pane.
  2. Select Edit> Create Target List.
    The Properties window appears.
  3. Enter the desired data into the respective boxes.

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  4. Add target devices to the target list:

    There are three ways of adding targets to the target list

    • Add new targets
    • Add existing devices to the target list
    • Create a new target

    Method

    Description / Steps

    Add new targets

    Refer to the task Adding a new target to a target list.

    Add existing devices to the target list

    Refer to the task Adding an existing target to a target list.

    Create a new target

    Refer to the task Creating a target.

  5. Click OK to confirm the data for the new target list.
  6. The new target list was created under the main Target Lists node, containing the selected target devices.

To duplicate a target list

To duplicate an existing target list proceed as follows:

  1. Select OS Deployment> Your OSD Manager> Target Lists in the left window pane.
  2. Select the target list to be duplicated in the right window pane.
  3. Select Edit> Duplicate.
    The Properties window appears.
  4. Enter a name for the new target list.

    In CM two target lists with the same name cannot co-exist.

  5. Make any other required changes to the new target list.
  6. Click OK to confirm the target list.
  7. The new target list will be created under the main Target Lists node with the same assigned objects as the original.

To delete a target list

To delete a target list proceed as follows:

  1. Select OS Deployment > Your OSD Manager > Target Lists in the left window pane.
  2. Select the target list to be deleted in the right window pane.
  3. Select Edit > Delete .

The selected object will be deleted immediately.

To modify a target list

To modify the parameters of a target list proceed as follows:

  1. Select OS Deployment > Your OSD Manager > Target Lists in the left window pane.
  2. Select the target list to be modified in the right window pane.
  3. Select Edit > Properties .
    The Properties window appears.
  4. Make the desired modifications in the respective boxes.
  5. Click OK to confirm the modifications.

Your modifications of the parameters were saved and applied to the selected target list.

For more information on managing target list, see Managing targets.

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