About Ivanti EPM Content Replication - Console Options and Tools

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    The Ivanti EPM Content Replication tools are managed from the Ivanti EPM Console. To access the Content Replication tools select Tools - Distribution - Content replication / Preferred servers.

     

    Content Replication toolbar

    • The toolbar has a number of options to help configure and control Content Replication
    • Core - Button - New.png New: Create a new item.
    • Core - Button - Edit.png Properties: Open and edit the properties of an item.
    • Core - Button - Delete.png Delete: Delete an item.
    • Core - Button - Refresh.png Refresh: Refresh the current view.
    • Core - Button - Create Task.png Create a task: Create or run a task. Content Replication jobs and Apply Settings jobs can be run immediately (now) or scheduled from the Core server.
    • Core - Button - Enable.png Enable task: Enables a disabled Content Replication task. This will allow it to run the next time it is scheduled.
    • Core - Button - Disable Indef.png Disable task indefinitely: This will disable the task until it is enabled. This will prevent any scheduled jobs from running until the task is enabled. If this is selected for a running job, the job will stop as soon as the replicator checks in with the core.
    • Core - Button - Disable Once.png Disable task once: This will disable a task once. The next time it is scheduled to run, it will not run. However, it will run for any subsequent attempts. If this is selected for a running job, the job will stop as soon as the replicator check in with the core.

     

    Preferred servers (Targets)

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    • This will list all configured Preferred servers. Servers can be added by clicking the green add button on the toolbar or by right-clicking in the right pane. Preferred servers can also be exported and imported for use on other Core servers.
    • Server name: This is the name of the Preferred server. It should be resolvable by the clients it will serve.
    • Details: Any additional information about the Preferred server.
    • Connect as: This is the user that the clients will connect to the Preferred server as.
    • Replicator: This is the Replicator currently assigned to the Preferred server.
    • Sources count: This is the number if sources assigned to be replicated to this Preferred server
    • Sources: This is a list of sources, by name, assigned to the Preferred server
    • For more information on configuring Preferred servers see: Ivanti EPM Content Replication - Preferred Server (Target) Configuration

     

    Sources

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    • This will list all configured Sources. To add a Source click the green add button on the toolbar or right-click in the right pane.
    • Name: This is the name given to the Source. It can be any name.
    • Path: This is the path, including the server of the Source. Any sub-folders are included as part of the Source.
    • Connect as: This is the user that the Replicator will use to download files from this Source.
    • Details: This will list any additional details about the Source.
    • Source representative: This will list the Source representative for this source if configured.
    • Server count: This is the number of Preferred servers configured to receive files from this Source.
    • Preferred servers: A list of the Preferred servers configured to received files from this Source.
    • For more information on configuring Sources see: Ivanti EPM Content Replication - Source Configuration

     

    Replicators

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    • This will list all configured Replicators. To add a replicator click the green add button on the toolbar or right-click in the right pane. Replicators can also be added from the Preferred Server (Target) configuration.
    • Device name: This is the device name as found in the inventory database.
    • Type: The machine type. Usually Workstation or Server.
    • OS Name: The OS installed on the device.
    • IP address: The primary IP address of the device.
    • Primary owner: The user designated as the primary owner.
    • LDAP location: This is the LDAP location of the device.
    • Settings applied: This indicates if the most current settings are applied to the Replicator
    • For more information on configuring Replicators see: Ivanti EPM Content Replication - Replicator Configuration

     

    All tasks

    • This will show all Content Replication tasks available. A task is created if there is a Preferred server, Replicator and Source all correctly assigned and paired.
    • Tasks are also divided into groups depending on their status: Running tasks, Pending tasks and Not scheduled
    • From here, tasks can be enabled, disabled indefinitely or disabled once.

    Running tasks

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    • This will show all Content Replication tasks that are currently running in the environment.
    • When a replicator start a replication job it verifies that the task has not been disabled then starts and provides frequent status updates to the Core server.
    • Source path: This is the Source path that is currently being replicated.
    • Preferred server: This is the Preferred server currently being replicated to.
    • Replicator: This is the Replicator currently performing the replication
    • Disable: This will indicate if the job is disabled and will be stopped
    • Start time: This is the start time of this replication job
    • Status: This is a simple status of where the job is at.
    • Progress: This is a progress bar indicating the progress of the job. This bar indicates the percentage of files copied. It doesn't not consider file size so large files will cause it to stop or slow down. Green indicates success and red indicates some failure. In the case of failure, consult the log.
    • Details: This is a longer description of what is happening in the job. This will sometimes indicate where the job is at, for example, "Copying file 1324 of 34556"
    • Reported: This is the last time the Replicator reported to the Core server
    • Last run status: This is the simple status of the job the last time it ran. Not the current job, but the previous attempt
    • Last run progress: The progress or completion percentage from the last time the replication job ran
    • Last run details: More details about the last time the job ran.

     

    Pending tasks

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    • This will show replication tasks that are scheduled but not running. In order to be scheduled, at least one schedule for the task must exist in the Replicator configuration.
    • Source Path, Preferred server and Replicator: The devices involved in the replication task
    • Disable: Indicates if the job has been disabled once, or indefinitely
    • Last run status, Last run progress and Last run details: Information about the last time the task ran.

     

    Not scheduled

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    • This will show any replication tasks that are not scheduled in any Replicator settings. Any sets of Source, Preferred server and replicator that are linked and configured but not scheduled will appear here
    • Source Path, Preferred server and Replicator: The devices involved in the replication task
    • Disable: Indicates if the job has been disabled once, or indefinitely
    • Last run status, Last run progress and Last run details: Information about the last time the task ran.

     

    Task history

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    • The Task history will list all jobs that have been run. Each task, or Source/Preferred Server set will only appear once with information about the most recent job run. For example, if a job is set to run everyday at 6pm, on Tuesday there will only be information about the job run Monday night at 6pm
    • Last start time and Last stop time: The start and stop times for the job the last time it ran
    • Source Path, Preferred server and Replicator: The devices involved in the replication task
    • Last run status, Last run progress and Last run details: Information about the last time the task ran.

     

    Content Replication job log

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    • Each time a Content Replication job runs a log is set to the Core server and it can be viewed in the console. The log will indicate details about the job including any failures encountered during the replication job. This can be used to find files that were not replicated and troubleshoot any problems.
    • The log can be accessed by double-clicking any replication task in any group or status. The most recent log will be displayed. Only the most recent log is retained.
    • Logs from earlier replication jobs can be found on the Replicator as a vulscan log. The file(s) will be named Replicate.log - Replicate.10.log

     

    For more information on Content Replication and Preferred servers see:

    Using Ivanti EPM Content Replication