Deployment Profiles

    What you are going to learn:

  • What are the deployment profiles
  • When to use deployment profiles

The Deployment Profiles are used to mass install agents on multiple computers. Once created, a Deployment Key is generated and can be used during the agent installation. Right now, only the Windows Agent supports installation with a Deployment Key. The Deployment Profiles can be accessed in the App: Menu -> Deployment Profiles.

Screencapture Deployment Profiles

When to use a Deployment Profile
When to use a Deployment Profile

When a new Monitoring Agent is required, you usually create the agent in the App then you install it. The Deployment Profiles is doing the opposite. With a Deployment Key, there is no need to create the agent in the App because it is automatically created during the installation process.

With the Deployment Profiles and the Silent Installation are perfect to install the agent on a fleet of computers (servers, desktop or laptops).

Settings
Settings

The Deployment Profiles settings are the same as the Agent Settings. During the agent creation, the settings are copied from the deployment profile to the agent. When the Deployment Profiles settings are changed, the settings of the previously created agents are not changed.