5. Glossary of Terms

configuration state
state
A configuration has a state, one of: SCHEDULED, PENDING, IN PROGRESS, APPLIED, or ERROR. The state a configuration is in determines any necessary processing in systems like the Edge Direct backend or the agent on a gateway.
configuration variable
configuration variables
A configuration variable allows a user to put a placeholder value in their configurations, to have the site or gateway fill with a value when the configuration is applied. For more information on how to use configuration variables, see Configuring Multiple Gateways.
current configuration
A current configuration is a configuration that’s currently active on the gateway.
desired configuration
A desired configuration is a configuration that’s saved to the Edge Direct server. It may or may not be active on the gateway.
scheduled configuration
A scheduled configuration is a configuration that’s saved to the Edge Direct server and associated with a particular Site. I will not become active on any of the site’s gateways until the next time the site’s maintenance window opens.
Site
Sites
Represents a physical install location for one or more Gateways. This may be a whole venue (“3100 Broadway”) or bigger (“Canada”) or smaller (“Desk Pod 4A”). A Gateway may only be assigned to one Site. For more information on how Sites work, see Sites.