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Application Server settings

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Steve.Hawkins on Jul 03, 2018

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To access the Application Server settings from the navigation pane, expand Patch Manager System Configuration > Patch Manager Servers, and select Application Servers. In the center pane, select the Primary Application Server and then select the Application Server Settings tab in the lower center pane.

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Click the Category column header to filter all Application Server settings by category. All categories and settings are listed below.

Application Server Communication Settings

These settings control how the Application role server handles communication failures with remote systems.

Setting Description
Number of retries to attempt on communication failure

Defines the frequency that the Application Server attempts to communicate with a remote system if a task is unable to connect. 

Select a value from 0 to 10.

Retry delay on communications failure (in seconds)

Defines the retry interval handling communication failures. Select the number of seconds Patch Manager should wait between retry attempts. 

Select a value from 0 to 60.

Application Server Job Pool Settings

These settings control the number of concurrent jobs Patch Manager allows.

Setting Description
Maximum Concurrent Jobs

Defines the total number of jobs that can run at the same time across all Management Server roles. Each Management Server role includes this setting to limit the concurrent jobs by each server. 

Select a value from 4 to 16.

Email Configuration

The Email Configuration settings define the email and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server settings for email notifications Patch Manager sends from the Application Server role.

Setting Description
Email Configuration: Sender e-mail Address Defines the sender e-mail address Patch Manager uses when sending email notifications from the Application Server.
Email Configuration: Sender e-mail Name Defines the sender e-mail name Patch Manager uses when sending email notifications from the Application Server.
Email Configuration: SMTP Server Name (Outgoing) Defines the SMTP server Patch Manager uses when sending email notifications from the Application Server.
Email Configuration: SMTP Server Port Number Defines the SMTP port number Patch Manager uses when sending email notifications from the Application Server.
Email Configuration: SMTP Server requires authentication

Defines whether the SMTP server requires authentication to send email. 

Select Enabled or Disabled.

Email Configuration: SMTP Server logon user password Defines the user password Patch Manager uses when sending email notifications from the Application Server using an authenticated mail server.
Email Configuration: SMTP Server uses encrypted SSL connection

Defines whether the SMTP server uses an encrypted Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connection. 

Select Enabled or Disabled.

Email Configuration: SMTP Server uses encrypted TLS connection

Defines whether the SMTP server uses an encrypted Transport Layer Security (TLS) connection. 

Select Enabled or Disabled.

Email Configuration: SMTP Server logon user name Defines the user logon name Patch Manager uses when sending email notifications from the Application Server using an authenticated mail server.
Email Configuration: SMTP Server user logon domain Defines the user domain Patch Manager uses when sending email notifications from the Application role server using an authenticated mail server.

Event Logging

The Event Logging settings control how the Application role server logs to the Windows Event Log on the Patch Manager server. Enable or disable the following settings to define what the Application role server logs.

  • Application Server Security Audit Failure Event Logging Enabled
  • Application Server Security Audit Success Event Logging Enabled
  • Application Server Error Event Logging Enabled
  • Application Server Information Event Logging Enabled
  • Application Server Warning Event Logging Enabled

In the Automation Server Settings tab, these category settings overwrite the corresponding settings in the Application Server Settings and Management Server Settings tabs. 

General

The General settings define the general options for the Application Server role.

Setting Description
Automatically archive Task History Days Defines the retention period for old Task History items. Select the number of days Patch Manager should wait before deleting old Task History items.
Automatically archive Task History Enabled Enables Patch Manager to delete old Task History items after a specific period of time.

Patch Manager Update

The Patch Manager Update settings define when and how the Application Server connects to and synchronizes with the SolarWinds third party updates library.

Setting Description
Automatically Purge Synchronization History Enables Patch Manager to automatically delete synchronization history items after a specific period of time.
Automatically Purge Synchronization History Threshold in Days Defines the purge threshold for synchronization history items. Specify the number of days Patch Manager should wait before deleting synchronization history items. 
Catalog Settings Selects the third party updates library that the Application Server should synchronize. This setting consists of a complex XML value. To modify this setting, use the Synchronization Settings action in the Software Publishing node. 
Enabled Patch Manager Update Notification emails Enables the Application Server to send email notifications when it synchronizes new, expired, or revised updates.
Patch Manager Update Notification recipients Defines the recipients who receive synchronization email notifications. Enter the email addresses separated by a comma with no spaces.
Frequency in hours of how often to synchronize Defines the synchronization frequency for the Application Server. Enter the frequency (in hours) that the server should synchronize with the SolarWinds third-party updates library. 
Proxy Port Number Defines the port number the Application Server should use to connect to the Internet using a proxy server.
Proxy Domain Defines the user logon domain the Application Server should use when connecting to the Internet using an authenticated proxy.
Proxy User Name Defines the user logon name the Application Server should use when connecting to the Internet using an authenticated proxy.
Subscription Defines the Application third party catalog subscriptions using an XML value. To modify this setting, use the Synchronization Settings action in the Software Publishing node.
Synchronization Start Time Defines the time when the Application Server synchronizes with the SolarWinds third party updates library. Select the time for the first update by selecting the number of minutes after midnight you want it to start.
Synchronization Type Enables the Application Server to automatically synchronize with the SolarWinds third party updates library.
Use Credentials for Proxy Defines whether the proxy server requires authentication to connect to the Internet. Select Enabled or Disabled. 
Use Proxy Defines whether the Application Server uses a proxy to access the Internet. Select Enabled or Disabled.
Username Deprecated. This setting only applies to version 1.71 and earlier.

Scheduled Task Scheduler

The Scheduled Task Scheduler settings define how the Application Server role handles scheduled tasks.

Setting Description
Maximum concurrent executing schedule tasks

Defines the total number of scheduled tasks the Application Server can execute at once. 

Select a value from 1 and 50.

 

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