Manual configurations in CSM v2
By Joshua Solomin on Oct 03, 2007
As some of you may have noticed, or read in the alert box on MetaLink's CSM tab, the ability to create and use manual configurations is being phased out. The consequence of that is that CSM v2 does not have any functionality to manually create new configurations; and, any manual configurations that had been previously created using the v1 interface will not be shown.
We've decided to take this step to improve the overall reliability of the configuration data found in CSM, which benefits both our customers and Oracle Support. By using OCM -- Oracle Configuration Manager -- to collect and upload configuration details automatically, the data shown through CSM is known to be accurate and up-to-date. And for those customers who don't have internet connections from their systems for automatic uploading, the ability to upload disconnected-mode configuration collections will be available before CSM v2 completely replaces v1.