Deployment policies

Deployment policies use fine-grained matching statements and clause types to control the inclusion of configuration data among imported configuration packages.

Depending on the clause type, a deployment policy can do the following types of configuration management against the new configuration package. The processing sequence of clauses is as follows:
  1. Accepted configuration, the white list, to always include resources that match.
  2. Filtered configuration, the black list, to always delete resources that match.
  3. Modified configuration to change the resources that are based on the defined action type.

The filter clauses do not control whether to import files that are part of the imported configuration package. By default, files are imported regardless of whether the filter disallows the resources with which the files are associated.

A modify clause supports the following actions:
  • Adding the identified property with the identified value.
  • Changing the value for the identified property.
  • Deleting the identified property.
When you add properties, you can add only simple properties.
  • If you define a clause to add a complex property, the addition is not successful. A complex property is one with more than one parameter.
  • If you define a clause to add an item to an existing vector property, the addition might not be successful. A vector property is one with more than one entry.
Use one of the following approaches to verify whether the deployment policy adds the property.
  • Check the error logs to make sure that the operation was successful
  • Access those configurations, and view their current configuration