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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
- Delivery methods
- Distribution packages
- Power management settings
- Queries and query column settings
- Rollout projects
- Software scan
- Tasks and policies
- User management
There are three ways to synchronize items:
- On demand
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 Management Suite 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:
- 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.
- The source core server connects via HTTPS to the target core server's secure Web service and transmits the .ldms file.
- The target core's secure Web service copies the received .ldms file to its C:\Program Files\LANDesk\ManagementSuite\exportablequeue folder.
- 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.
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