Create a client

Creating a client and adding it to an opsi-Server are the first steps to manage them. To create a opsi-Client,

  1. Navigate to Clients > Creation.

  2. Fill out the form.
    Client Creation

  3. Click on [ Create ].

Client creation requires atleast the ID field. The created client will be added to the opsi-Configserver.

Client Actions

There are multiple actions that can be performed for a specific client. To select a client action:

  1. Navigate to Client > All Clients.

  2. Select the client you want to perform action on.

  3. Click onActionsor right-click the table row.

  4. Click on the required action. It will show a popup with confirmation.

  5. Click on [ Delete ] for client deletion and [ Confirm ] for other actions.
    Client Actions

Deploy Client Agent Deploy Client Agent

In order to connect a client to OPSI and register it as opsi-Client, the opsi-client-agent must be installed on it. The deployment of the opsi-client-agent is also possible via Clients > Creation.

The deployment of the opsi-client-agent is not required if operating system is installed with OPSI.
Deploy Client Agent

OnDemand OnDemand

You can push installations and apply changes immediately to the client by executing on_demand event on selected clients.

It is possible to execute on_demand on multiple clients. Select clients and click Ondemand Icon in the Quick Panel. It shows a confirmation popup with list of selected clients. A confirmation popup will appear with an editable list of selected clients.
On Demand

Notify Notify

Notifying a client is useful in situations that require the attention of the client’s user. This action can be used to send an alert or message to the selected clients before forcing a reboot or other immediate actions.


Reboot Reboot

This action immediately executes the reboot event on the selected client.


Delete Delete

Deleting a client removes it and all associated data from the database.

Client Deletion

Client Groups

lients are mainly grouped into groups, clientdirectory and clientlist. A client can appear in the clientdirectory only once, but can appear in the groups multiple times. A client that is not a member of the clientdirectory is always assigned to its NOT_ASSIGNED subgroup. All clients of the selected depots are listed in clientlist.

In the Quickpanel, the client groups are displayed in a tree structure under the tab Clients tab in the Quickpanel. The number in the icon indicates the number of selected clients. The first tab Selection tab in Quick Panel shows a quick view of the editable list of all selections.

Clients tab content in quickpanel
After the group selection, sort the clients table by Selection to get a detailed view.

Client Attributes and Parameters

There are two ways to edit the client attributes and parameters: Either via the Clients > Configuration page, or Clients > All clients and the configuration buttonconfiguration. The latter has the advantage that you can switch between the clients more quickly, as the configuration is displayed next to the clients.

Client Configuration
Quick Save is enabled by default. The parameter changes are saved immediately and the user cannot track changes or undo the last action. For information, see Disable Quick Save.

Client Logs

To view client logs,

  1. Navigate to Clients > All Clients.

  2. Click Logs Button in the table row. Or right-click on the table row and select Logs from the context menu.

  3. Choose a log type from the list of instlog, clientconnect, userlogin, bootimage, opsiconfd.

  4. Enter a filter in the filter field or select the log level to filter logs.

By default, the log type is instlog and the log level is 5. Logs can be also viewed in Clients > Logs.

Client Logs