Configuring the Patch Manager

You can perform the following configurations:

  • Update the Patch Knowledge Base.
  • Inform yourself about the status of the Patch Knowledge Base.
  • Configure proxy.

To configure the Patch Manager proceed as follows:

  1. Go to Patch Management > Patch Manager > Your Patch Manager > Configuration.
  2. Double-click any line of the table in the right window frame.
    The Properties dialog displays.

    Parameter

    Description

    Enable Internet Check for Knowledge Base Update

    Check this box to activate the verification for new versions of the Knowledge Base via the Internet. This value is only applicable to the Patch Manager, for all other devices this value should be deactivated.

    Internet Check Schedule for Knowledge Base Update

    Click the Edit icon to the right of the field to define or modify the schedule for the Knowledge Base update via Internet. Select the desired values from the options in the appearing window.

    Automatic Knowledge Base Update after Check

    Check this box to automatically update the configuration files with the newly found version of the files. If activated this option only downloads the file if the file is of a newer version than the version currently available on the Patch Manager, or if the Force Parse parameter is activated. It then directly updates the local file.

    Knowledge Base Update Delay from Parent (sec)

    Defines the interval in seconds between the automatic update of the Knowledge Base on all BCM devices apart from the master. If the value is set to 0, the automatic update functionality is deactivated. To update the local Knowledge Base at the defined interval the clients ask their direct parent if a newer version is available and if yes request its download.

    Archive Type

    Defines if the patch packages are to be of type zip or pkg.

    Archiving of Downloaded Patches after Publication

    Defines if the patches are stored in the download directory of the Patch Manager after the patch custom package was created and successfully published to the Master. If the option Move is selected, you need to fill in the following field Path for Local Patch Repository which defines the path to the local storage location.

    Path for Local Patch Repository

    Defines the local path which the patch module checks if the patch to be downloaded is already available locally there before actually downloading it from the Internet.
    • The patch repository must be set on the L1 relay if you have a SaaS master and the L1 relay is or isn't the patch manager.
    • The patch repository must be set on the patch manager if you do not have a SaaS master and the patch manager doesn't have access to the internet.

    Download Retry Count

    Specifies the number of retries for a patch download.

    Download Retry Interval (sec)

    Defines the interval in seconds between each retry for the patch download.

    Maximum number of concurrent downloads

    Defines the number of patches that can be downloaded simultaneously.

    Force Parsing

    Defines if the Knowledge Base is to be parsed again, even if it was already parsed before.

    Update Type

    Defines if the local device is to update its version of the Knowledge Base locally or via the Internet.

  3. Make the necessary changes to the parameters and click OK .
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