Adding a Virtual Analyzer Images Deployment Plan

Use this type of plan to deploy Virtual Analyzer images to compatible appliances.

The following table lists requirements that must be fulfilled by compatible appliances:

Table 1. Requirements for Compatible Appliances




  • Status: Activated

  • Type: Full

Virtual Analyzer

  • Status: Enabled


    Virtual Analyzer images can be deployed to Deep Discovery Inspector appliances whose Virtual Analyzer status is disabled. Deep Discovery Inspector automatically enables Virtual Analyzer after the images have been deployed.

  • Source: Internal

Deep Discovery Director (Consolidated Mode)

  • Integration with Deep Discovery Director (Consolidated Mode) 1.1

  • Must be registered to Deep Discovery Director (Consolidated Mode)

  • Must be in a Managed group

  1. Go to Appliances > Plans and click on Add.

    The Add Plan screen appears.

  2. Type a plan name with a maximum of 256 characters.
  3. Select Virtual Analyzer images as type.
  4. (Optional) Type a description.
  5. Select a product from the list.
  6. Select a maximum images value from the list.
  7. Select a maximum instances value from the list.
  8. Click Images.

    The Virtual Analyzer Images dialog appears.


    Deep Discovery Director (Consolidated Mode) displays the list of Virtual Analyzer images that are available in the repository.

  9. Select the final configuration of Virtual Analyzer images to deploy and click Save.
    • The selected configuration replaces any configuration currently deployed on target appliances.

    • To keep currently deployed images on target appliances, select them as part of the final configuration. The target appliances will automatically determine if the selected images are identical and need to be deployed.

  10. (Optional) Modify the instances allocated to any image.
  11. Select target appliances. Deep Discovery Director (Consolidated Mode) only displays compatible appliances.

    Deep Discovery Analyzer secondary appliances are not displayed because Virtual Analyzer images and settings are automatically synced from the primary appliance. To deploy Virtual Analyzer images to Deep Discovery Analyzer secondary appliances, select the corresponding primary appliance.

  12. Specify the schedule.
    • Custom: Deploys the plan, downloads the files, and executes the plan as specified.

      • Deployment start: Date at which this plan will be deployed.


        Plans are always deployed at 12:00 am (00:00) of the selected date.

      • Download period: Period during which appliances are allowed to download the files required to execute the plan.

        • If the download period is set from 8:00 pm to 4:00 am, appliances will start downloading files around 12:00 am immediately after the plan is deployed, not at 8:00 pm the following day.

        • Setting the download period from 8:00 pm to 11:59 pm (or increase the margin) prevents the appliances from downloading files around 12:00 am immediately after the plan is deployed.

      • Execution start: Date and time at which this plan will be executed.


        Select By schedule to prevent the plan from executing at an unexpected time.

    • Immediate: Starts immediately after the plan is saved.

  13. Click Save.