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Upgrading Deployment Solution components

Deployment Solution

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

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Settings menu, click Agent/Plug-ins > All Agents/Plug-ins.

  2. In the left pane, expand the Agents/Plug-ins > Deployment and Migration folders.

  3. 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

  4. 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:

    Program Name

    Displays the name of the program that is applicable.

    Enable Verbose Reporting of Status Events

    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.

    Applied to

    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.

    Package Multicast

    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

  5. Click Save changes to save the configuration settings of the policy.