Deployment Solution lets you upgrade the Deployment Plug-in and Automation Folder of Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems. You can upgrade the Deployment Site Server Components that are installed on the Windows site servers to the latest version using the upgrade policy. After the upgrade policy is rolled out from Symantec Management Platform, all the site servers on which the Deployment Site Server Component is installed, are automatically upgraded.
The upgrade policy uses filters to determine if an upgrade is necessary. You can access the filters that are used from the Manage > Filters > Software Filters > Agent and Plug-in Filters menu.
To upgrade Deployment Solution components
In the Symantec Management Console, on the Settings menu, click Agent/Plug-ins > All Agents/Plug-ins.
In the left pane, expand the Agents/Plug-ins > Deployment and Migration folders.
Select one of the following upgrade policies:
Deployment Automation Folder for Linux(x86)-Upgrade
Deployment Automation Folder for Linux-Upgrade
Deployment Plug-in for Linux(x86)-Upgrade
Deployment Plug-in for Linux(x64)-Upgrade
Deployment Automation folder for Mac-Upgrade
Deployment Plug-in for Mac- Upgrade
Deployment Automation Folder for Windows(x64)-Upgrade
Deployment Plug-in for Windows(x64)-Upgrade
Deployment Site Server Component(x64)- Upgrade
Deployment Automation Folder for Windows(x86)-Upgrade
Deployment Plug-in for Windows(x86)-Upgrade
Deployment Site Server Component(x86)- Upgrade
On the right-side pane, you can view the details of the selected policy. Symantec recommends that you do not modify the default settings of the policy. If you want to modify the settings, first clone the policy and then modify the cloned policy.
The details of the fields are as follows:
Displays the name of the program that is applicable.
Enable Verbose Reporting of
This option sends the package status events to Notification Server.
The Notification Server Event Capture settings in the Global Symantec Management Agent Settings policy take precedence to the Enable Verbose Reporting setting here. Events are sent only if they are enabled in the Global Symantec Management Agent Settings policy.
Displays the list of computers to which the policy applies. By default, Deployment Solution lists the targets in the textbox, as per the predefined filter that is set for the SMP. A target is a group of computers that are created as per the set filter.
This option disables the package download through multicast. Multicast slows down the rollout of a package, so you can turn it off for an urgent patch. Additionally, in some environments multicast does not work.
For example, multicast has to be disabled for routers and switches. The Package Multicast settings in the Global Symantec Management Agent Settings policy take precedence to the settings here.
The policy schedule is displayed.
By default, the options that are configured in the Extra Schedule Options field are applicable. Symantec recommends maintaining these settings.
By default, the Run once ASAP and the User can run options are selected.
Extra Schedule Options
The Extra Schedule Options that are selected by default are as follows:
Run once ASAP
User can run
Click Save changes to save the configuration settings of the policy.