OK, I'm sure I'm missing the big picture here. (Solaris)
Every single night, I get the same device package downloads (about 145) but when I do a manual "Device Update", I get "No updates available in source location for selected product(s)."
The /opt/psu_download directory is loaded with zip files and the filenames match up with the list shown in the email I get every morning.
Here is the text of the email:
Executed device download invoked from Schedule Device Download option
Job ID : 1876
Execution date and time : Tue Dec 09 10:21:39 CST 2008
With job description : Device Downloads
Invoked by : xxxxuser
Download directory : /opt/psu_download
Policy selected : All packages
Server Name : xxxxserver
Number of package(s) being downloaded :145
Successfully downloaded package(s) SharedInventoryWLC,IE3000,MDS,CatGL3,SharedNetconfigSS,WLSE,SharedSwimWLC,Rtr3800,Cat3560,SharedSwimContentEngine,Pix,SharedDcmaIOS,SharedSwimRtr800,SharedNetconfigSC,SharedSwimOE,SharedHelpWLC,SharedCredentialUpdaterWLCRule,SharedNetshowWLC,Cat2960,Rtr1800,MCS,SharedSwim2900XL,SharedInventoryCE,SharedInventoryCatSwitch,WLC,LibSwim,SharedCdaWLC,LibInventory,ONS,ASR,SharedDcmaSS,SharedInventoryMDS,SharedSwimIOS,Cat4000IOS,Cat6000IOS,CE500,ASA,CBS3000,Rtr800,SharedDcmaSC,SharedConfigNegatCERule,Rtr7000,SharedInventoryWireless,Rtr2800,SharedDcmaWLC,MetroSwitch,SharedInventoryRouter,LibCommon,AP1200,Nexus,Rtr3200,SharedNetconfigContentEngine,SharedConfigNegatWLCRule,SharedInventoryCatIOS,SharedHelpSS,SharedDcmaCE,SharedCredentialUpdaterCERule,SharedSwimPix,Rtr12000,SharedSwimMDS9000,SharedNetconfigWLC from CCO to /opt/psu_download/rme Successfully downloaded package(s) Mdf from CCO to /opt/psu_download/cmf Successfully downloaded package(s) Cat!
4200,Cat3750,Cat8500,Cat4000,Cat3550,Rtr800,Cat2940,Cat3500XL,Cat5000,PoE,Cat6000,AS5800,Cisco2400ME,CGESM,SOHO70,StackMaker,AS5400,AS5300,CE7300,AS5850,VG248,Cisco3400ME,ONS15501,Entity,AP350,ONS_Share,CLIParser,Cat2820,Rtr1800,CE500,Rtr2800,Rtr1700,AS5350,Rtr3800,Rtr1600,BR1400,Rtr3700,Rtr2600,BR1300,Rtr10700,Cat6000IOS,Rtr3600,Rtr2500,Rtr1400,ASR1000,SOHO,Cat2970,SN5420,CVGenericPackage,NGMARShare,VG224,ONS15540,Cat1900,MAR3200,CVCrossLaunch,Routershare,Cat2960,Rtr10000,ubr7200,Mwr1900,CSS11500,CBS31x0,AP1200,Pix,Rtr12000,CBS30x0,AP1100,Rtr7000,ONS15530,Cat2955,IAD2400,Cat3560,Cat2950,cigesm,SwitchAddlets,CatQdm,Cat4000IOS,ubr900,Cat5500,CSS11000,IPv6,Metro1500,miniRMON from CCO to /opt/psu_download/cvw
How do I know I've got the latest packages? And, if I do, why does RME keep downloading them over and over?
You have the latest packages available as the manual update is saying there are no new packages available.
The update job is downloading all available packages based on how you've configured the job. In general, you would only need to schedule this job to run once quarterly, as that is the only time new RME packages are posted.