Use the administrative console to manage Eclipse update sites. The Update Sites view displays a list of update sites that have registered with the Client Management server.
To install or update Eclipse features on a client, an update site containing the Eclipse features must be registered with the Client Management server. Use the Add Update Site
action in the Update Site view to add new update sites. When an update site is added, the Client Management server reads information about the Eclipse features from the update site's site.xml file. All valid Eclipse features on the update site will be registered with the Client Management server.
While the Client Management server is reading the site.xml and registering it's Eclipse features, the state of the update site is shown as Pending
. After the Client Management server has completed reading the site.xml and registered it's Eclipse features, the state of the update site changes to Complete
and the features found on the update site can be viewed by selecting the Update Site name. If errors occurred reading the update site's site.xml, the state of the update site changes to Error
. The error messages can be viewed by selecting the update site name.
After an update site is added, all registered features are then available to be installed using the Distribute Feature task. Registered features for a particular update site can be viewed by selecting the update site name from the Update Site view. To view all Eclipse features registered to the Client Management server, select the Features
After an update site is added, you can refresh the update site by selecting the Update Sites to be refreshed and selecting the Refresh Update Site
action. The Refresh Update Site
action causes the Client Management server to read the update site's site.xml file again and update the Update Site's registered features on the Client Management server to match the contents of the Eclipse update site.
To view this administrative console page, click Expeditor Client Management
-> Update Sites
To perform an action on one or more update sites, select from the Actions list and click Go
. You can edit, delete, and refresh update sites.
The state of the update site changes to Pending
while Expeditor Client Management reads the feature information from the server.
To filter or search views, see Filtering display information
|Name||Specifies the unique Update Site name. Click to display details about the update site. The Update Site Details view allows you to manage registered features.|
|URL||Specifies the URL associated with the update site. The update site URL must point to a directory that contains the Eclipse site.xml file. |
Note: IDN encoding of the URL is not supported.
|State||Specifies the state of the update site. States are as follows:
- Complete: Indicates that the update site was installed successfully.
- Error: Indicates that an error occurred when scanning the update site site.xml file. Click the update site name to view the error.
- Pending: Indicates that the server is reading the site.xml file and gathering information about the features available on the update site.
Parent topic: Managing with a Client Management server: XPD622
Introducing Client Management services: XPD622
Registering an Eclipse update site: XPD622
Modifying an Eclipse update site: XPD622
Refreshing an Eclipse update site: XPD622
Removing an Eclipse update site: XPD622
Eclipse update site limitations: XPD622
Managing features: XPD622
Using filters: XPD622
Registering the client with the Client Management server: XPD622