By Joshua Solomin on Jun 21, 2007
This being the Configuration Support Manager, obviously having access to your configurations is pretty important. So we've devoted a good chunk of screen real estate to the region displaying the configurations from your environment.
As you probably know, CSM integrates with the OCM (Oracle Configuration Manager) collector tool to automatically discover configuration settings and changes to those settings, and upload the details. (By the way -- check out the "Collectors" top-level tab in the upper right corner to deploy the collector to new systems.) These configuration items are summarized in the region on the main dashboard page.
If you select a particular configuration, you'll notice that the screen you get looks a lot like the main dashboard: in fact, you're getting a dashboard with information specific to this configuration. So now you have a view with SRs, system health, patch advice, etc. that relates just to this configuration as opposed to the system-wide view. One of the common pieces of feedback that we've accumulated over time is that dashboard views are good, so we've tried to give you easy access to different kinds!