Table of Contents Previous Next


5 Package Deployment : 5.1 Installing a New Package

If you select New Package Installation on the Deployment Mode Selection dialog, the Package Deployment wizard opens the Agent/Server Selection dialog (see Figure 5.3), allowing you to specify the agents and servers on which the new applications will be installed.
C:\Users\susan\AppData\Local\Temp\vmware-susan\VMwareDnD\b7fd8940\package_deploy_select_servers.png
The New Packages Installation dialog opens (see Figure 5.4).
C:\Users\susan\AppData\Local\Temp\vmware-susan\VMwareDnD\698aa07c\package_deploy_package_selection.png

C:\Users\susan\AppData\Local\Temp\vmware-susan\VMwareDnD\6901a1e0\package_deploy_review_options.png

C:\Users\susan\AppData\Local\Temp\vmware-susan\VMwareDnD\6b8aa6d5\package_deploy_download_packages.png
Click the Start Download button on the Download Packages dialog to instruct the Package Deployment wizard to download application installers (see Figure 5.6). During the download, you can click the Cancel Download button to abort the batch download. When the download completes, click Next.

C:\Users\susan\AppData\Local\Temp\vmware-susan\VMwareDnD\6980a0c2\package_deploy_schedule_install.png
Set the slider next to Deploy Now to Yes to instruct the respective PEM agents to install the downloaded packages immediately. Please note that if a package requires a server restart, current user sessions may be interrupted.
Set the slider next to Deploy Now to No and use the Time selector to specify a later date and time that you would like the package installation to begin.
Click Finish to install the downloaded packages or schedule the installation and exit the package deployment wizard.
If you have scheduled an installation for a later date/time, the scheduled task will be displayed on the Scheduled Tasks tab. To open the Scheduled Tasks tab, select Scheduled Tasks… from the Management menu.
C:\Users\susan\AppData\Local\Temp\vmware-susan\VMwareDnD\5f46b89f\Screen Shot 2017-04-19 at 1.01.58 PM.png
The Scheduled Tasks tab (see Figure 5.8) features a legend, displaying the icons that identify the status of each task. The Manage Tasks table displays a list of tasks that are pending execution or recently completed.
Set Show system tasks? to Yes to display system tasks; if it is set to No, only user-defined tasks are displayed. System tasks are displayed with a grey background, and may not be modified.
Highlight the name of a user-defined task and select the Edit icon to access detailed information about the selected task:
Use the Steps drop-down to view a list of the steps performed during the selected task.
The Status field lists the status of the current task.
The Enabled? switch displays Yes if the task is enabled; No if the task is disabled.
The Name field displays the name of the task.
The Agent field displays the name of the agent responsible for executing the task.
The Last run field displays the date and time of the last execution of the task.
The Next run field displays the date and time of the next scheduled execution of the task.
The Created field displays the date and time that the task was defined.
To remove a task, click the Delete icon located to the left of a task's name. The task will be marked for deletion, and removed when the tab refreshes.

5 Package Deployment : 5.1 Installing a New Package

Table of Contents Previous Next