Baseline Synchronization Dashboard

Use the Baseline Synchronization dashboard to make sure that your baselines, source Fixlets, and actions are in sync. Ensuring that your baseline components are in sync with the source Fixlets prevents issues when you deploy actions across an entire network.

This sample scenario shows how strategic the use of this dashboard can be. Assume, for example, that you created and tested a new set of baselines when a vendor reports that there was an error with some of their patches. For this reason new Fixlets, replacing those containing the patches in error, are released by BigFix. It can be time consuming to check which of your baselines were affected. By using the Baseline Synchronization Dashboard, you can, with just a few clicks, view which of your baselines are out-of-sync and automatically update their content if necessary.
Note: This dashboard also displays all the actions that are from an out-of-sync baseline, giving you the option to close them and issue them again.
Run the following steps to access the Baseline Synchronization Dashboard:
  1. Click the All Content domain in the Domain Panel.
  2. Select the Dashboards icon in the Domain Panel navigation tree.
  3. Select BES Support.
  4. Click Baseline Synchronization Dashboard. The dashboard opens.
    This window displays the dashboard with information for each baseline.
The dashboard shows the following information for each baseline:
  • ID
  • Baseline name
  • Site name
  • Number of open actions
  • Number of baseline components
  • Synchronization status
The exclamation mark icon in the components column highlights that the baseline, even though in sync, might have a misconfiguration within its members. Such misconfiguration might cause problems if not corrected. Hovering over the icon you see the detail of the misconfiguration. For example, these might be causes of misconfiguration:
  • Some component relevance is out-of-sync.
  • Some components do not have source Fixlets.
  • Some component actions do not have any source actions.
  • No components exist in the baseline.
  • This baseline contains components that have no action selected.
From this dashboard you can:
Search for a specific baseline
You can search for a specific baseline by specifying its ID, name, or site name in the Search field.
Filter baselines to limit the out-of-sync baselines in the dashboard
You can filter the baselines that you want to display in the dashboard by clicking Filter Baselines. You can select any of the following conditions:
  • Relevance is out-of-sync.
  • Action out-of-sync.
  • Source Fixlet ID or name.
The baselines can match either any or all of the conditions that you selected. After selecting the conditions, click Apply.
Reset the out-of-synch baseline filter
You can view all the baselines, without any filtering, by clicking Reset Filter.
View the synchronization status of the baseline components
To know which Fixlets have parts that are out-of-sync with respect to the source Fixlet, click Sync Status beside each out-of-sync baseline.
The Baseline Components List dialog displays the sync status of each component in detail.
This window displays the Baseline Components List dialog showing the sync status of each component.
Synchronize baselines
A baseline is out-of-sync when the baseline component's relevance or action is different from that of the source Fixlet. To synchronize a baseline means to update the baseline components to match the relevance of the source Fixlets.

In the Baseline Synchronization Dashboard, select the out-of-sync baselines and click Sync Baselines.