Plans

Plans define the scope and schedule of deployments to target appliances.

Each plan is created for a specific set of target appliances and is deployed only once during a user-defined period. The files to be deployed must match the product and language of the target appliances.

When a plan is deployed, the Deep Discovery Director server sends instructions to the target appliances to download and install the specified files from a designated repository server. If the plan is not deployed immediately, appliances download and install files according to a schedule with the following factors:

  • Plan deployment start and expiration (Deep Discovery Director server time)

  • Appliance download period (appliance local time)

  • Appliance execution start (appliance local time)

Important:

Plans can expire. If no appliances execute the plan within the specified period, the plan is considered expired.

The Plans screen displays a list of all created plans with the following information:

Table 1. Plans

Item

Description

Name

Specified during plan creation

Type

Type of plan deployed to targets. Deep Discovery Director currently supports the following plan types:

  • Hotfix / Critical patch / Firmware

  • Virtual Analyzer images

  • Configuration replication

Status

A plan can have any of the following statuses.

  • In progress: Deployment started at the specified time and at least one appliance has executed the plan.

  • Pending: Deployment has not started or no appliances have received plan information from Deep Discovery Director.

  • Expired: Deployment did not start at the specified time and no appliances received plan information from Deep Discovery Director.

  • Completed: Deployment started at the specified time and all appliances successfully executed the plan.

  • Unsuccessful: Deployment did not start at the specified time or at least one appliance was unable to execute the plan.

Deployment Start

Date and time deployment starts or started

Description

Description of the plan

Creator

User account that created the plan

Tip:

The list view can be filtered by clicking the Filters button and using the drop-down lists and search box that appear.