Importing data from the Wise Software Repository manually

Article:HOWTO63192  |  Created: 2011-12-15  |  Updated: 2011-12-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO63192
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Importing data from the Wise Software Repository manually

You can manually import software packages and their metadata from the Wise Software Repository. With a manual import, you can select the software resources that you want to import instead of importing all the available software resources. This ability to select specific software resources gives you complete control over what is imported. For example, you might have an urgent need to import a specific software package and don't want to waste time importing other software packages.

See When Wise Connector can import data from a Wise Software Repository.

If you want to import all the software resources that are available for import instead of selecting specific software resources, schedule the Wise Connector import.

See Importing data from a Wise Software Repository on a schedule.

To import data for selected software resources, you first gather a list of software resources that are available for import. You then select from this list the software resources whose data you want to import.

To import data from the Wise Software Repository manually

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Software.

  2. In the left pane, under Software, click Data Provider Summary.

  3. On the Data Provider Summary page, on the Gather menu, select the data provider that imports data from the Wise Software Repository.

    If you have multiple Software Manager databases, select the data provider for the correct database.

  4. In the New Schedule dialog box, under Schedule, specify a schedule for the gather task.

  5. Under Input, type a description for the task, and then click Schedule.

    The description identifies the task in the list of tasks that are associated with the data provider.

    This task gathers a list of all the available software resources in the Software Manager database to which Wise Connector is connected. A software resource is available if it has a status of Available and contains data that has not been imported.

  6. After the data is gathered, click the Refresh symbol to display the software resources that were gathered.

    If no new software resources appear, then the data provider does not have any available software resources.

  7. In the list of software resources on the Data Provider Summary page, select the software resources whose data you want to import.

  8. On the Import menu, click one of the following options:

    • Data only

      This option imports only the metadata of the available software resources into the Software Catalog. A software package resource is created in the Software Catalog. This software package resource is sourced from the Wise Package Studio share point directory.

    • Data and Package

      This option imports the metadata of the available software resources into the Software Catalog and the associated software packages into the Software Library. The software package resource in the Software Catalog is sourced from the Software Library and not from the Wise Package Studio share point directory.

    If the import is successful, the selected software resources no longer appear on the Data Provider Summary page after you click the Refresh symbol.

See Importing data from a Wise Software Repository


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