Creating Master Profiles

You create Profiles in Command Center or Web Admin.

Note: Profiles that contain hardware jobs are not supported in Enterprise Manager. Only Package Profiles containing System, Pre-OS, and Application packages can be used as Master Profiles.

Configuration packages are not supported in Profiles that are used as Master Profiles in Enterprise Manager.

To create a new Master Profile:

  1. Use Command Center or Web Admin to create a package profile or edit the description of an existing package profile. Make sure the Check Dependencies box is selected.

  2. Display the profile's properties. In the Description field, put the characters +> (a plus sign followed by a greater-than sign). The +> characters must appear at the beginning of the description field; you can add additional text if desired.

This allows the profile to be visible in Enterprise Manager as a Master Profile.

  1. For every package included in the profile, set all the required admin parameters.

This allows the Master Profile (in Enterprise Manager) to be added to a Policy Plan.

Note: A Master Profile in Enterprise Manager can be assigned to a Policy Plan only if all its package parameters have been set. You cannot set the parameters from Enterprise Manager.

  1. In Command Center, check dependencies for the profile.

Warning: If a profile with unresolved dependencies is used in a Policy in Enterprise Manager, the unresolved dependencies will cause the Policy job to fail.

Viewing Master Profiles in Enterprise Manager

In Enterprise Manager, icons indicate whether parameters have been set and the Profile can be associated with a Policy Plan.

Profile can be assigned to a Policy Plan.

Profile cannot be assigned. Admin Parameters are not set.

Expand the profile to see the packages.

Note: Admin parameters displayed in Enterprise Manager are read-only. Values can be changed only from Command Center or Web Admin.