The SOS Configuration Manager is a new application that comes with SOS version
5.5. If you open the “SOS Utilities” application on your Desktop, there will be
an option called “Edit SOS Settings”. Please note that in order to run this
application, you will need to be logged in as user SOS. This application
provides a replacement for the /home/sos/sos_stream_control.config file from
This application is a graphical editor for a new file
/shared/sos/site-config/local_sos_config.json. This is now where all of your
configuration and SOS settings are held (the same exact settings from Appendix
A above). You can hand edit the file if you’d like through the terminal, but
the graphical interface makes the process much simpler.
In the SOS Configuration Manager, the settings are categorized into groups such
as “Presentation” and “Sphere Measurements”, which help to keep everything
organized. Some settings have provided drop-down boxes, to help give
recommendations on what values are expected. From here, you can edit the values
of each setting, and then click save to apply the changes.
There are arrows to the left of each setting’s name. If you click one, it will
open the description of the setting, as well as provide the default value that
comes pre-loaded with SOS. If you want to reset your entire configuration to
its defaults, you can click the “File” menu at the top, and choose the “Reset
to Factory Defaults” option, which will overwrite your file with the default
values for each setting. It is important to record at least the “Sphere
Measurements” categories values, as these are usually set at install time and
you will not want to have to remeasure those distances.