Exporting push-to-client configuration files
After you configure remote system connections, configuration files, and preferences for push-to-client configurations, you can export them to the remote system for distribution to client workspaces.
To export push-to-client configuration files:
- Switch to the master workspace as described in Creating a master workspace for push-to-client configuration.
If group-level control of product and configuration updates is enabled for the push-to-client servers, then the master workspace is bound to a particular group when you export configurations to the server. Binding a workspace to a group means that the workspace defines configuration and preferences settings for that group only. Therefore, you need to define one master workspace for each push-to-client group defined on the servers.
- Connect to the remote system to which you want to export
Remember: The push-to-client function supports only one primary system. Before you attempt to export configuration files, verify that you are connected to only one primary system. If you are exporting to a primary system that is different from the primary system to which you last exported configuration files (for example, if your site uses one primary system for testing and another for production), a window prompts you to verify that you are connected to the correct primary system.
- Select the remote system in the Remote Systems view.
- Click Connect on the menu.
- From the workspace menu bar, click .The Export window opens.
- In the Export window, click + to expand z/OS Explorer.
- Select Configuration Files.
- Click Next.
- If the remote system is the primary system, the Global Configuration Files window opens.
- If the remote system is not the primary system, the System Configuration Files window opens.
- Global configuration or System configuration lists configuration files that can be exported from the workstation to the remote system.
- Key mapping update lists configuration files that are created on the remote system. You cannot export these files from the workstation.
- If the push-to-client environment is configured
to support configuration groups, select the configuration group to
which you want to export the configuration files. If the master workspace is not bound to a group, you can select a group from this list. If the workspace is bound to a group, the group name is displayed in this field and you cannot select a different group.Some configurations, such as Eclipse Preferences, offer you the opportunity to select specific configuration files to export.
- Optional: To see the list of configuration files, expand the configuration.
- Optional: To display the default locations
and names of the configuration files on the remote system, select Show
export properties. The following export properties are displayed:
- Export Path: The location on the remote system to which the configuration file is to be exported.
- File Mask: The file name pattern for the configuration file, which is useful when many configuration files are saved in the same container.
- Encoding: The encoding of the configuration file on the remote system.
- Select the check box next to the configuration files you
want to export and click Next or Finish.
The configuration files are uploaded to the remote system. Some configurations might offer you the opportunity to select specific configuration files to export. If you selected a configuration that provides this option, a window that lists available configuration files opens.
- Optional: Select the files that you want to export and click OK.