Distributions View

HOWTO video on Distributions View

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In Distributions View a user can associate one or more Software Module(s) to a Distribution. Distributions can be applied to one or more Target Devices in the Deployment or Rollout Views. The following describes the purpose of the different containers and their icons.

  • Filter by type: App only, OS only, OS with app(s).
  • Distributions: Create and update parameters of Distributions of one or more Software Modules.
  • Software Module: As in the Upload View, the Software Module(s) can also be created and updated in the Distributions View.
  • Filter by type: Displays each software update event. There are five fields of data: Active, Distributionset, Date and Time, Status, Forced and Actions.

Filter by type

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If a filter has greyed out, this means that the particular filter has been enabled/selected.

Clicking the Gear icon will allow the user to either create a new, or update a current filter type.

Clicking the close icon will close the container.

To open the Filters container again, click the filter icon in the Distributions container.

Distributions

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Clicking the Search icon will enable the user to query by any string inside of the container.

By clicking the Plus icon, the user can configure a new Distribution.

Clicking the Expand icon will increase the size of the particular container. To go back to the small size, the user can click the Shrink icon.

As in the Deployment View, Clicking the Edit icon in the lower container allows the user to make changes to the currently selected Distribution including: Type, Name, Version, Description and whether the particular Distribution is a Required Migration Step.

Clicking the Manage Metadata icon in the lower Container allows the user to make changes to Meta data regarding the currently selected Distribution.

Software Module

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Clicking the Search icon will enable the user to query by any string inside of the container.

Clicking the Expand icon will increase the size of the particular container. To go back to the small size, the user can click the Shrink icon.

Filter by type

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If a filter has greyed out, this means that the particular filter has been enabled/selected.

Clicking the Gear icon will allow the user to either create a new, or update a current filter type.

Clicking the close icon will close the container.

To open the Filters container again, click the filter icon in the Software Module container.

Configure new Software Module

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By clicking the Plus icon, the user can configure a Software Module.

The following are the fields that can be defined:

  • Type: Application or OS (required)
  • The Name of the update (required)
  • The Version of the update (optional)
  • The Vendor of the update (optional)
  • A Description of the update (optional)

Clicking the Edit icon in the lower container allows the user to make changes to the currently selected Software Module including: Vendor and Description, only. All other fields cannot be changed. To add a new Software Module, use the Plus icon as noted above.

Clicking the Manage Metadata icon in the lower Container allows the user to make changes to Meta data regarding the currently selected Software Module.

Dragging a Distribution or Software Module to the Drop here to delete icon, will set either of the two for deletion. Additionally, confirmation is required.