Managing agent modules

This Module Configuration node provides access to all BMC Client Management modules that are currently loaded on the selected device. Here you can modify configuration parameters and access local information about the respective module. Modules in CM are responsible for a certain functionality in the product. Their settings are defined through individual configuration files, one per module which are stored in the config directory. The modules themselves are stored in themodules/agent directory in the form of one .dll file for computers with a Windows operating system, for Linux systems you can see there one .so file per module.

From the Module Configuration section, you can perform the following actions:

To view agent modules

The Configuration tab displays the modules currently loaded on the selected device. This Console view provides an overview over all modules which are currently loaded. You cannot execute any modifications on any of the modules listed in this view, these are carried out directly in their configuration files or via the Agent Configuration nodes.

Column

Description

Name

The name of the loaded module.

Version

The complete version information of the respective module, that is, the version number with the build number and the date and time the version was compiled at.

Path

The full installation path of the respective module.

Action Count

The number of actions contained in this module which may be called by other modules.

Description

This box can contain a description of the module.

To configure agent modules

  1. Select Device Groups > Your Managed Device > Agent Configuration > Module Configuration in the left window pane.
  2. Select the desired module in the left window pane.
  3. Select Edit > Properties .
    The Properties window appears.
  4. Make the desired changes in the boxes.
  5. Click OK to confirm.

The configuration of the selected agent module is updated.

To load agent modules

Depending on the usage of the individual client, further modules might have to be loaded to those which are loaded by default or defined through the rollout installation.

  1. Select Device Groups > Your Managed Device > Agent Configuration > Module Configuration in the left window pane.
  2. Select Edit > Load Modules .
    The Select Agent Modules window appears.
  3. To add modules to the list of loaded modules mark them in this list box.

    The check box Persistent defines if the agent module now being selected is to be loaded from now on at every agent startup. By default this box is checked.

    In the following list box all modules are listed which are currently not loaded and available for the operating system of the selected device.

  4. Click OK to confirm.

The selected modules are added to the list of loaded modules.

To unload agent modules 

Not all modules need to be loaded on all clients. You can unload modules that are not required on a specific device.

  1. Select Device Groups > Your Managed Device > Agent Configuration > Module Configuration in the left window pane.
  2. Select the module to be unloaded in the right window pane.
  3. Select Edit > Unload Modules .
    Confirmation dialog box appears on the screen.
  4. Click either:
    • Yes, if the module is not to be loaded at every agent startup from now on
    • No, if the module is only to be unloaded this one time

The selected module is unloaded.

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