Appendix B: SOS Configuration Manager
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 previous versions.
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.