Organizing Linux Groups and Configurations

If you create many Linux patch groups, patch scan configurations and patch deployment configurations, you should consider organizing them into logical folders. Doing so will enable you to quickly locate and manage these items. You can create as many folders and sub-folders as needed within each list in the navigation pane.


Sample Organizational Scheme


To create a new folder, in the group, scan or deployment configuration dialog, type a folder path into the Path box. You can specify as many folder levels as needed by using a backslash (\) to separate the levels in the name. The folder will be created when you save the group or configuration. If you do not specify a path, the item will be contained at the root level of the group or configuration list.

Folder path examples:



\Workstations\Location A

\Workstations\Location B

To assign an item to a different folder, do one of the following:

An item can only belong to one folder.

In the group, scan or deployment configuration dialog, type a new folder path into the Path box

In the navigation pane, click and drag the item to a different folder

Right-click the item and select Edit path.

To assign a folder and its contents to a different folder:

Click and drag the folder to another existing folder.

The folder you move becomes a sub-folder.

To delete a folder, do one of the following:

Change or remove the folder name in the Path box of all groups or configurations contained in that folder

Click and drag the items to a different folder

Delete all items contained in the folder path

The folder will be automatically deleted when the last item is removed from the folder.