The Configuration Management page is where you can create, edit or delete a configuration task.
To create a new configuration management task:
- In the Main Menu, click Administration.
- Click Configuration Management. On the Configuration Management page, click the Tasks tab.
- Click New at the bottom left of the browser to open the New Task window. This window has two tabs, General and Advanced.
- In the General tab, enter the name and description for the task in the respective fields, and specify the task's context in the Context drop down field (either a device or a port).
- A configuration task consists of steps. You can add as many steps to the task as you want via Add... to the right of the Steps field. The Add Step window will open, which also allows you to add a custom step via New Step....
- Note, you can also configure steps under the Steps tab of the Configuration Management page.
- You can configure the individual steps in the task using the Remove, Move Up and Move Down buttons to the right of the Steps field.
- Specify the parameters for the task via New... to the right of the Parameters field. You can also Edit and Delete parameters here. The New Parameter window will open, where you can set the parameter's:
- data type (String, Integer or Float)
- default value. The window will always ask
- If you want Configuration Manager to handle the task as a configuration monitor task, tick the Configuration Monitor Task box.
Configuration monitor tasks do not appear in the Task Permissions dialog, cannot be scheduled and must be defined on the Entuity server on which they are used.
- In the Job Timeout (seconds) field, specify the time in seconds assigned for Entuity to execute the task before the task will timeout and terminate. The default is 300 seconds (5 minutes).
- Choose the method of connecting to the object in the Connection Method field:
- use cli access parameters - use the connection method defined in the credential set.
- use connection parameters - prompt the user for credential details before executing the task.
- none - Entuity does not require a connection to complete the task, e.g. SNMP Get/Set only tasks.
- Specify if you want Entuity to raise a Config Mgmt Job Succeeded or Config Mgmt Job Failed event upon completing a job, by ticking the Raise Event on Completion box.
- Specify if you want Entuity to retain the conversation data between the script engine and the device for each task, by ticking the Collect Diagnostic Data box.
- Enter which object against which you want the task to legitimately run in the Filter field.
- Specify if you want the task to be run from the context menu by ticking the Show on Context Menu box.
- Specify if you want the task to be run from the View-level context by ticking Show on View Selection box.
- Specify if you want the user to confirm the running of the job by ticking the Confirm Execution box.
- You can enter in the Selection Limit field the maximum number of objects that can be selected when running the task from the context menu. This option is only available when you have ticked the Show on View Selection box.
- If the limit is set to 1, the task is only available from the context menu when 1 object is selected.
- If the limit is set to N, the task is only available from the context menu when N or fewer objects are selected.
- When you have defined your task's settings, click OK to save, otherwise click Cancel.
To edit a configuration management task:
You can only edit a custom configuration management task.
- Select your preferred task and click Edit at the bottom of the page.
- The Edit Task window will open with the same fields as described above when creating a new task.
- When you have edited your task's settings, click OK to save your changes, otherwise click Cancel.
You cannot edit or delete a system configuration management task, which is an out-of-the-box task. However, you are able duplicate a system task by selecting it and clicking Copy. You can then edit this copy as you want.
To delete a configuration management task:
You can only delete a custom configuration management task
- Select your preferred task or tasks and click Delete at the bottom of the page.
- A deletion confirmation message will appear. Click Yes.