Management Server settings

You can access the Management Server settings in the Patch Manager Administrator Console. These settings allow you to configure the Management Server hosted on a Patch Manager server.

  1. Log in to the Patch Manager Administrator Console as an administrator.
  2. In the navigation pane, expand Patch Manager System Configuration > Patch Manager Servers.
  3. Select Management Servers.
  4. In the center pane, select the Management Server and then select the Management Server Settings tab in the lower center pane.

The settings on this tab mimic the corresponding settings on the Application Server Settings tab. Management server settings always override settings on the Application role server.

The following sections describe the tab settings for each category.

Event Logging

The Event Logging settings control how the Management Server logs to the Windows Event Log on the Patch Manager server. Enable or disable the following settings to define the events added to the log:

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

The Event Log settings in the Automation Server Settings tab overwrite the corresponding settings on both the Application Server Settings and Management Server Settings tabs.

Application Server Communication settings

Settings in this category control how the Management role server handles communication failures with remote systems.

Setting Description
Number of retries on communication failure

Defines the frequency Patch Manager 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.

Management Server Job Pool settings

The Management Server Job Pool settings control the number of concurrent jobs allowed by the Management Server.

Setting Description
Maximum Concurrent Jobs

Defines the total number of jobs that can run at the same time across the Management Server.

Each Application Server includes this setting to limit concurrent jobs across all Management Servers.

Select a value from 4 to 16.