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Deployment Policies

A deployment policy is created to control how a Deployment Request actually carries out the deployment of Patches. A user can create multiple policies and select any one of those when creating a Deployment Request.

A Deployment Policy uses fine-grained configurations to control the deployment initiation, reboot policy, user interaction, and notifications.

To view the Deployment Policies page, navigate to Admin > Patch Management > Deployment Policies.

Deployment Policies page
Deployment Policies page

Here, you can view, add, edit, and delete the deployment policies.

Note: You cannot delete a policy if it is associated with a Deployment Request. You have to delete the request first then the policy.

Add Deployment Policy

To add a deployment policy,

  1. Click the Create Deployment Policy button and a popup appears.
Create Deployment Policy
Create Deployment Policy
  1. Enter the below details:
    Parameter Description
    Name Enter the name of the policy.
    Description Enter a short description about the policy.
    Initial Deployment On Select when you want the product server to send command to a Computer every time the System starts up or send command on the Upcoming Next Scan Cycle.
    Deployment Days Select the desired day for deployment.
    Deployment Time Select the desired time for deployment.
    Reboot Policy Select the action to perform after successful installation. The options are:

    • Reboot: Select if you want the system to reboot on successful patch deployment.
    • Shutdown: Select if you want the system to shutdown on successful patch deployment.
    • Do Nothing: Select if you want to do nothing on successful patch deployment.
    Skip Reboot/Shutdown if not required Select if you want to skip the reboot or shutdown of the system after successful deployment. By default, it is disabled.
    Stop system Reboot or shutdown while Install/Uninstall process is running Enable if you want to stop the system to reboot or shutdown while the install or uninstall process is running.
    Show Notification Enable if you want to notify the users of Computers before a deployment. If you select Yes, provide the below details:

    • Title: Enter the title of notification.
    • Message: Enter the message to be sent to the computer users.
    • Allow to Skip Deployment: Enable if you want to give the users of Computers the option to skip a deployment. If enabled, the below parameter becomes available.
    • Force Deployment After (Days): Enter the number of days after which the deployment is to be enforced.
Show Notification Parameters
Show Notification Parameters
Show Reboot/Shutdown Notification Enable if you want to notify the users of Computers before reboot or shutdown. If you select Yes, provide the below details:

  • Title: Enter the title of notification.
  • Message: Enter the message to be sent to the Computer users.
  • Allow User to Postpone Reboot/Shutdown: Enable if you want to give the users of Computers the option to postpone the reboot or shutdown of the system. If enabled, the below parameter becomes available.
  • Allowed Postpone Intervals: Set the interval by selecting the Time and Unit in Minute, Hour, or Day. You can add more intervals using the Add link
Show Reboot/Shutdown Notification Parameters
Show Reboot/Shutdown Notification Parameters
  1. Once all the details are filled, click Create.

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