You can upload knowledge files to a standalone appliance or a cluster from the Knowledge management page. When uploading to a cluster, you need to do so only once; the knowledge is distributed to all cluster members.
The following topics are covered in this section:
Knowledge management has been improved to enable the upload of product content, primarily to support cloud discovery. This improvement enables us to add the capability to discover new cloud providers, or update existing providers with monthly Technology Knowledge Update (TKU) releases. Product content updates can also be used to make minor UI and taxonomy updates.
Product content installation requires appliance restart
When product content is added, the appliance is restarted as part of the update. You are given the opportunity to prevent the restart, though if you do so, none of the knowledge content will be installed.
Product content is supplied in an RPM, which is contained in the TKU zip, in much the same way as Device RPMs (DRPMs). For more information on product content, see Adding cloud providers.
Changes in the pattern configuration block revision number may reset the pattern configuration changes to the default values
If you install a TKU that contains an update to a pattern configuration block that requires its major revision number to be incremented, any end-user configuration changes to that pattern (made through the pattern configuration block) are lost, and the default pattern values are restored.
The appliance restarts and after you have logged in, a Knowledge Upload - Progress display shows the loading and activation of the knowledge upload, and then the Manage Knowledge page shows with the Knowledge Upload - Complete display.
If devices or product content was updated, the discovery service is automatically restarted after the update. If however, the vault is secured with an unsaved passphrase, discovery cannot be restarted and you must open the vault and restart discovery manually.
When you have uploaded knowledge and the process is complete, you can determine the active TKU versions form the Knowledge Management page. The Knowledge summary shows the current installed (if installed) versions of the following: