1.2 Configuring the Subscription Settings

To download the package updates from a remote repository, you can configure the settings on the Subscription Settings page in ZENworks Control Center.

  1. Log in to ZENworks Control Center.

  2. Click Configuration > Infrastructure Management > Subscription Settings.

You can configure the following subscription settings on the Subscription Settings page:

1.2.1 Subscription Replication Settings

  • Throttling Rate (KBps): Specify the rate at which you want to download the updates. If no value is specified, the replication uses the entire available bandwidth.

    For example, if you specify the throttling rate as 100, the package updates are downloaded from the remote repository at a rate of 100 kilobytes per second.

  • Session Connection Timeout (secs): Specify the time after which you want to attempt reconnection to the remote repository, in case of a connection failure. The default value is 120 seconds.

1.2.2 Subscription Performance Settings

  • Maximum Replication Sessions: Specify how many subscription sessions can be run or replicated simultaneously. The default value is 2, and the maximum value is 5.

  • Subscription Cache: Select whether to enable or disable the subscription cache. The default value is Enabled.

    If this setting is enabled, the metadata information is read from the cache instead of downloading it from the repository which greatly reduces the response time when browsing for catalogs on the remote repository.

1.2.3 Proxy Settings for Subscriptions

If you have configured your network to use a proxy server, you must configure the proxy server subscriptions.

  1. Use a text editor to open the lpm-server.properties file. This file is located in /etc/opt/microfocus/zenworks/ directory on Linux and in the Micro Focus\ZENworks\confdirectory on Windows.

  2. Edit the file as follows:

    • Set the value of subscription-proxyaddress to the IP address of the proxy server.

    • Set the value of subscription-proxyport to the port number of the proxy server.

    • Set the value of subscription-proxyuser to the name of the proxy user.

    • Set the value of subscription-proxypassword to the password of the proxy username.

    • Set the value of subscription-useNTLM to true if the proxy server uses an NTLM realm. By default, the value is false.

  3. Save the file.

When you run a subscription, the subscription automatically uses these settings.