Operations on specific objects of the image repository storage of the OSD Manager

You can execute the following image repository storage operations on the OSD Manager:

Clearing specific OSD objects from the cache on selected image repositories

This operation allows you to clear specific OSD objects from the cache on selected image repositories.

Note:

This might take a few moments and the console could block during this operation.

  1. Select the OSD objects to clear in the right window pane.
  2. Select Edit > Clear Cache .
  3. In the appearing Select Image Repositories window select the image repositories on which you want to clear the selected objects from the cache.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click Yes in the appearing Confirmation window.

The cache of the selected OSD objects is cleared and all their data are deleted.

Synchronizing specific OSD objects on image repositories

This operation allows the administrator to synchronize specific OSD objects immediately for selected image repositories.

This can be very useful when an operating system is to be deployed time critically, such as, starting the operation on Friday evening before you leave the office to make sure by Monday morning everything is in place.

  1. Select the objects to synchronize in the right pane.
  2. Click the Synchronize button in the top panel of the Storage tab.
  3. In the appearing Select Image Repositories window select the image repositories to synchronize.
  4. Click OK.
    The Operation Status window appears, displaying the list of all selected image repositories and the synchronization status of the selected objects on each.

    Note:

    Be aware, that this status only shows, if the synchronization order was sent to the respective target, it does not indicate that the target received the order or that the objects were synchronized on it.

  5. Click Close to close the window.

The order to synchronize the selected objects on the image repositories is launched. To verify if the image repositories are synchronized, you must check the Storage tab of each target.

Stopping the synchronization of specific OSD objects on image repositories

This operation stops specific OSD object synchronizations on selected image repositories. The already transferred data remains in the cache on the image repositories, and the next time a target requests the data, the image repository starts downloading again. The remaining data, not downloaded during the aborted synchronization, is downloaded into the cache of the repository.

  1. Select the objects whose synchronizations you want to stop in the right pane.
  2. Click Edit > Stop Synchronization .
  3. In the appearing Select Image Repositories window select the image repositories on which to stop the synchronizations.
  4. Click OK.

The selected synchronizations are stopped on the selected image repositories. On the image repositories, the cache size is updated to the amount already downloaded.

Exporting specific OSD objects from the OSD Manager

This menu item allows you to export specific OSD objects from the OSD Manager to a USB storage medium and then import it on an image repository. This might be a useful operation, if your network is very slow and the data to transfer is very large.

Note:

Existing content on the USB storage medium is irrevocably deleted before exporting the cache.

  1. Select the objects to export in the right bottom window pane.
  2. Click Edit > Export Cache .
  3. In the appearing Export Cache window select the drive of the USB medium.
  4. Click OK.
  5. In the appearing Confirmation appears, click Yes to continue.

Any data that is currently stored on the USB medium is deleted and then the selected OSD objects are copied to it. When the copy operation is completed, the USB medium is ready to be transported and connected to an image repository for import.

Importing OSD objects on image repositories

This menu item allows you to import OSD objects from a USB storage medium exported from another image repository or the OSD Manager.

This might be a useful operation, if your network is very slow and the data to transfer is very large.

  1. Select Edit > Import Cache .
  2. In the appearing Import Cache window select the drive to which you have connected the USB medium.
  3. Click OK.
    A result window appears to inform you of the success or failure of the import.
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