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Xie_Ran91
Xie_Ran91
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Pinned topic New Dashboard Release - Baseline Synchronization

‏2013-08-01T00:02:00Z |

IBM is pleased to announce the release of the Baseline Synchronization Dashboard in the BES Support site. This dashboard provides a searchable and filterable overview of all the baselines in your deployment, along with their synchronization status. With this dashboard, you can view all the baselines that are out-of-sync with their source Fixlets, and with just a single click, update all the baselines that you choose.
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Actions to take:
Gather content from the BES Support site version 1104

Documentation:
IBM Endpoint Manager Wiki: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/Tivoli%20Endpoint%20Manager/page/Baseline%20Synchronization%20Dashboard

Application Engineering Team
IBM Endpoint Manager

  • KarenKue
    KarenKue
    7 Posts

    Re: New Dashboard Release - Baseline Synchronization

    ‏2013-08-01T04:44:22Z  

    You can also find more information about the dashboard here: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/Tivoli%20Endpoint%20Manager/page/Baseline%20Synchronization%20Dashboard

  • vpetrell
    vpetrell
    10 Posts

    Re: New Dashboard Release - Baseline Synchronization

    ‏2013-08-01T19:37:02Z  

    Looks like a great new feature. We just took a look at it and it's telling us that every baseline is out of sync. When we click on the "out of sync" text a new window opens and show all the components with a green check mark saying that they are in sync. 

  • vpetrell
    vpetrell
    10 Posts

    Re: New Dashboard Release - Baseline Synchronization

    ‏2013-08-01T19:39:56Z  
    • vpetrell
    • ‏2013-08-01T19:37:02Z

    Looks like a great new feature. We just took a look at it and it's telling us that every baseline is out of sync. When we click on the "out of sync" text a new window opens and show all the components with a green check mark saying that they are in sync. 

    Is there a bug in the dashboard or anyway to troubleshoot why it's reporting incorrectly?

  • Xie_Ran91
    Xie_Ran91
    88 Posts

    Re: New Dashboard Release - Baseline Synchronization

    ‏2013-08-01T21:30:29Z  
    • vpetrell
    • ‏2013-08-01T19:39:56Z

    Is there a bug in the dashboard or anyway to troubleshoot why it's reporting incorrectly?

    Can you create a new baseline and see if the same thing happen? Also check are those components custom fixlets?

  • vpetrell
    vpetrell
    10 Posts

    Re: New Dashboard Release - Baseline Synchronization

    ‏2013-08-02T13:11:03Z  
    • Xie_Ran91
    • ‏2013-08-01T21:30:29Z

    Can you create a new baseline and see if the same thing happen? Also check are those components custom fixlets?

    I just created a brand new test baseline and now it's the only one that reports being in-sync. Almost all of our baselines do not use custom fixlets.

    I tried clicking "Sync Baselines" and it went through a progress window, but still say out of sync.

    I attached a screenshot of a baseline showing all components in sync, but they actual baseline saying it's out of sync.

     

  • MBARTOSH
    MBARTOSH
    29 Posts

    Re: New Dashboard Release - Baseline Synchronization

    ‏2013-08-02T15:43:16Z  

    It would be a nice addition to add the size of the baseline in bytes. 

  • Tim.Rice
    Tim.Rice
    26 Posts

    Re: New Dashboard Release - Baseline Synchronization

    ‏2013-08-02T17:54:31Z  
    • Xie_Ran91
    • ‏2013-08-01T21:30:29Z

    Can you create a new baseline and see if the same thing happen? Also check are those components custom fixlets?

    I'm seeing the same behavior.  The new dashboard tells me that a baseline is out of sync, but when I open the baseline to edit it, nothing seems to be wrong with it.  

     

    I've been using the BigFix Labs Baseline Synchronization dashboard for a while with no trouble.  It shows different results for "Out-of-Sync" state than the new dashboard.

  • Xie_Ran91
    Xie_Ran91
    88 Posts

    Re: New Dashboard Release - Baseline Synchronization

    ‏2013-08-02T18:59:46Z  
    • Tim.Rice
    • ‏2013-08-02T17:54:31Z

    I'm seeing the same behavior.  The new dashboard tells me that a baseline is out of sync, but when I open the baseline to edit it, nothing seems to be wrong with it.  

     

    I've been using the BigFix Labs Baseline Synchronization dashboard for a while with no trouble.  It shows different results for "Out-of-Sync" state than the new dashboard.

    Do you see any Out-of-Sync open action on the dashboard?

     

     

     

     

  • Tim.Rice
    Tim.Rice
    26 Posts

    Re: New Dashboard Release - Baseline Synchronization

    ‏2013-08-02T19:43:40Z  
    • Xie_Ran91
    • ‏2013-08-02T18:59:46Z

    Do you see any Out-of-Sync open action on the dashboard?

     

     

     

     

    It's odd.  For many of the Baselines that are showing "out-of-sync" there are no open actions.

    Other baselines, with no open actions, show that they are in-sync.

    Yet other baselines, show components being out of sync, with the Baseline being out-of-sync, while just below them will be another baseline, again with components out of sync, but the baseline shows as in-sync.

    There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the out-of-sync status that I can see.

    I've attached an obfuscated screenshot of the New Baseline Synchronization Dashboard leaving the Open Action, Components, and Sync Status readable.  None of these baselines have Open Actions, but about half of them show Out-of-Sync.

    The screenshot was taken from my Master Operator account.

    {EDITED} - I just opened one of the Baselines that indicates that it has components out of date (ID # 52), but all of it's components seem to be up to date.

  • Xie_Ran91
    Xie_Ran91
    88 Posts

    Re: New Dashboard Release - Baseline Synchronization

    ‏2013-08-02T21:48:58Z  
    • Tim.Rice
    • ‏2013-08-02T19:43:40Z

    It's odd.  For many of the Baselines that are showing "out-of-sync" there are no open actions.

    Other baselines, with no open actions, show that they are in-sync.

    Yet other baselines, show components being out of sync, with the Baseline being out-of-sync, while just below them will be another baseline, again with components out of sync, but the baseline shows as in-sync.

    There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the out-of-sync status that I can see.

    I've attached an obfuscated screenshot of the New Baseline Synchronization Dashboard leaving the Open Action, Components, and Sync Status readable.  None of these baselines have Open Actions, but about half of them show Out-of-Sync.

    The screenshot was taken from my Master Operator account.

    {EDITED} - I just opened one of the Baselines that indicates that it has components out of date (ID # 52), but all of it's components seem to be up to date.

    It seems all the Out-of-Sync baselines have the warning signs in Components column. Can you please let me know what is the warning message when you move your mouse over the warning signs?

  • Tim.Rice
    Tim.Rice
    26 Posts

    Re: New Dashboard Release - Baseline Synchronization

    ‏2013-08-03T17:57:56Z  
    • Xie_Ran91
    • ‏2013-08-02T21:48:58Z

    It seems all the Out-of-Sync baselines have the warning signs in Components column. Can you please let me know what is the warning message when you move your mouse over the warning signs?

    I'll look on Monday when I can get back into the office.

    there is one baseline that claims to be out-of-sync but has no warning symbol.

    i believe that the warning icons ar indicating that components in the baseline are out of sync, but when I look in the baseline, everything is current.

  • baonhan
    baonhan
    3 Posts

    Re: New Dashboard Release - Baseline Synchronization

    ‏2013-08-05T13:03:18Z  
    • Tim.Rice
    • ‏2013-08-03T17:57:56Z

    I'll look on Monday when I can get back into the office.

    there is one baseline that claims to be out-of-sync but has no warning symbol.

    i believe that the warning icons ar indicating that components in the baseline are out of sync, but when I look in the baseline, everything is current.

    Hi Tim. Does your baseline contain fixlets from multiple sites?

  • Tim.Rice
    Tim.Rice
    26 Posts

    Re: New Dashboard Release - Baseline Synchronization

    ‏2013-08-05T16:17:27Z  
    • baonhan
    • ‏2013-08-05T13:03:18Z

    Hi Tim. Does your baseline contain fixlets from multiple sites?

    Not normally.  All the ones in the image were constructed using fixlets from the Patches for Windows (English) site.

    In response to Xie_Ran91, the warning icons indicate a mix of "Some component relevance is out-of-sync" and "Some component actions are out-of-sync".  When I edit the Baseline's that indicate "relevance is out-of-sync", I don't see any of the component fixlets indicating that they are out of sync.  As for the "actions are out-of-sync", there are NO open actions for any of these baselines.

  • baonhan
    baonhan
    3 Posts

    Re: New Dashboard Release - Baseline Synchronization

    ‏2013-08-06T03:32:15Z  
    • Tim.Rice
    • ‏2013-08-05T16:17:27Z

    Not normally.  All the ones in the image were constructed using fixlets from the Patches for Windows (English) site.

    In response to Xie_Ran91, the warning icons indicate a mix of "Some component relevance is out-of-sync" and "Some component actions are out-of-sync".  When I edit the Baseline's that indicate "relevance is out-of-sync", I don't see any of the component fixlets indicating that they are out of sync.  As for the "actions are out-of-sync", there are NO open actions for any of these baselines.

    May you export one of those baselines and attach it here, or send it over to my mail baonhan@sg.ibm.com? Thanks.

  • sinucus
    sinucus
    18 Posts

    Re: New Dashboard Release - Baseline Synchronization

    ‏2013-08-06T15:15:23Z  

    Fantastic! I submitted this RFE quite a while ago and I'm very excited to see that this feature has been added! Thanks for the update...

  • vpetrell
    vpetrell
    10 Posts

    Re: New Dashboard Release - Baseline Synchronization

    ‏2013-08-22T20:17:40Z  
    • baonhan
    • ‏2013-08-06T03:32:15Z

    May you export one of those baselines and attach it here, or send it over to my mail baonhan@sg.ibm.com? Thanks.

    Any updates on this? The dashboard still doesn't appear to be working.

  • Xie_Ran91
    Xie_Ran91
    88 Posts

    Re: New Dashboard Release - Baseline Synchronization

    ‏2013-09-04T07:18:47Z  
    • vpetrell
    • ‏2013-08-22T20:17:40Z

    Any updates on this? The dashboard still doesn't appear to be working.

    we didn't receive any reply from Tim. Can you help us export one of those baselines and attach it here, or send it over to Bao's mail baonhan@sg.ibm.com? Thanks.

  • vpetrell
    vpetrell
    10 Posts

    Re: New Dashboard Release - Baseline Synchronization

    ‏2013-09-05T18:55:55Z  
    • Xie_Ran91
    • ‏2013-09-04T07:18:47Z

    we didn't receive any reply from Tim. Can you help us export one of those baselines and attach it here, or send it over to Bao's mail baonhan@sg.ibm.com? Thanks.

    I just sent them over to Bao now. Thanks!