The Package Deployment wizard walks you through the process of scheduling the installation of new packages or upgrades of existing packages. Before invoking the Package Deployment wizard, you must modify the PEM agent configuration file and restart the agent; first on the server, and then on each system where packages will be deployed.On a Linux system, modify the agent.cfg file (by default, located in /opt/PEM/agent/etc), setting the allow_package_management property to true.On a Windows system, use the Registry Editor to modify the registry entry for the agent, setting the value of the AllowPackageManagement property to true.After modifying the agent configuration properties, you must restart the PEM agent. On a Linux host, you can use the service command:Or on a Windows host, use the Services dialog to restart the following service:After enabling package management and restarting the agents, you must also enable agent-level probes on the host of the PEM server, and on any system on which a package will be deployed. To access the probe configuration, highlight the name of the PEM agent in the PEM client tree control, and select Probe Configuration… from the Management menu to open the Probe Configuration dialog. Enable:
• the Package Catalog probe on the PEM server host.
• the Installed Packages probe on any system on which you wish to install packages.To open the Package Deployment wizard, select Package Deployment... from the Management menu. The Package Deployment wizard Welcome... dialog opens (see Figure 5.1).Click Next to continue.Use the radio buttons on the Package Deployment Mode dialog (see Figure 5.2)to specify the type of deployment that you are scheduling:
• Select the New Package Installation radio button to schedule the installation of a package that has not been previously installed on the server. This is the default.
• Select the Upgrade Packages radio button to schedule an upgrade of packages that are currently installed on the server.When you've made a selection, click Next to continue.