Using BLAdmin Role , in menu Config, goto Property Dictionary View.
built-In Property Classes >> Server (click on it), now on right side pane is the list with the custom properties prefixed with _ (underscore).greyed out
Its top right corner has a + to add, but will be greyed out if you are not using the correct role.
Thanks Barry, I'm familiar with adding new BSA Properties for Servers, but will this work for adding properties for AIX patch catalogs?
As long as such a related Property CLASS or Class Group exists , yes
If you could give an example of what exactly you are trying to accomplish , thanks.
In the screenshot above, I have someone asking me to add a new custom property called _AIX_Version which will display manually entered data (version number in patch catalog). Using the create custom property method you describe, I can create new properties and see them when I highlight servers, however they are not visible when I highlight the AIX patch catalogs.
This makes me wonder if it's possible or if the custom property needs to be added to in an area other than Servers?
you wouldn't add this in the Server class. i'm not in front of a bsa env right now but you would open the property dictionary and dig around for a class named something like 'aix catalog group'. it might be buried under a couple levels - maybe 'patch catalog group'. if such a thing exists you would add the property there.
what's the goal here though - i saw in another post you were looking to extract the tl filter w/ the blcli (which i couldn't find a way to do) ? once this property is set, what are you going to do w/ it ?
Thanks Bill, I had a look around but I couldn't find the property class anywhere...
Once I create the custom property I'm going to hand it over to another team who will populate it manually as you said, there wasn't a way to do it automatically. Then that team wants to compare the OS Level with the available patch catalog version to decide if the server should be patched or not.
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yeah - i don't see it in the property dictionary.
can't they just name the catalog w/ the name of the tl they put in it ? or use the description ?