Core synchronization

Core synchronization lets you copy configurations and tasks from core to core, either manually or automatically. You can use this feature to keep multiple cores synchronized with a master core.

You can synchronize these items:

  • Agent configurations
  • Agent settings
  • Alerting
  • Dashboards
  • Distribution packages
  • Power management settings
  • Queries and query column settings
  • Reports
  • Rollout projects
  • Scripts
  • Software scan
  • Tasks and policies
  • User management

There are three ways to synchronize items:

  • On demand
  • Automatically
  • Import/Export

When you export/sync tasks or software distribution package configurations, the export/sync data will contain associated queries and related items. Note that export/sync data only contains information from the Endpoint Manager database. For example, software distribution export files won't contain the actual package being distributed.

Related to this, when working with export/sync scheduled tasks, make sure any package paths are the same for the source and target servers. Otherwise, when you import/sync the task and run it, the task will fail because the target server couldn't find the package.

When you copy or autosync an item, the following happens:

  1. The source core server creates an XML .ldms export file containing information necessary to recreate the source item and any items referenced by the source item.
  2. The source core server connects via HTTPS to the target core server's secure Web service and transmits the .ldms file.
  3. The target core's secure Web service copies the received .ldms file to its C:\Program Files\LANDesk\ManagementSuite\exportablequeue folder.
  4. The core synchronization service regularly checks this folder for new files. It finds the exported file from the source core and imports it, removing the file from the folder.

NOTE: The OS provisioning and software license monitoring tools don't support core synchronization.