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When you configure aspects of your wireless network using the Avalanche Console, those configurations are not immediately sent to the device servers that communicate with your devices. Instead, you can schedule specific times for the new configurations to be sent. The Task Scheduler provides several advantages, including the ability to specify which folders receive the changes and the ability to deploy changes during periods of low network activity.

You need to complete a deployment when you create or edit servers, profiles, payloads, regions, folders, or enrollment rules.

When a deployment is completed, it appears in the Completed Tasks panel. Only an administrator can clear tasks from the Completed Tasks panel.

Schedule or perform a deployment from the Scheduled Tasks page or from one of the main tabs in the Avalanche Console. A button also appears on the main pages when a deployment is necessary.

ClosedTo schedule or perform a deployment from the Scheduled Tasks page

1.Click Tools > Scheduled Tasks.
The Scheduled Task page appears.

2.Click Add in the Scheduled Tasks panel.
The Schedule Task wizard starts.

3.Click Next.

4.To add a folder to the list, click Add and select the folder from the list that appears.

5.When you are finished adding folders, click Next.
The Scheduling Options screen appears.

6.Determine when the deployment will occur and click Next.

7.If you selected a one-time or recurring task, options for scheduling the task will appear. Configure them and click Next.

8.Review your task and click Finish.
A system message will appear in the console when the deployment is completed.

When the Task Scheduler has completed an event, that event appears in the Completed Tasks list. By default the Task Scheduler is set to retain all completed tasks in the list. An administrator can delete tasks individually.

ClosedTo schedule or perform a deployment from a main page

When a synchronization is needed, the Needs Deployment button appears on the right side of the Console, above the top panel.

9.In the navigation tree, navigate to the folder you want to deploy.

10.From one of the main tabs in the Avalanche Console, click the Needs Deployment button.
The Server Deployment dialog box appears.

11.Select either the Deploy now option to synchronize immediately or the Deploy later option to schedule the deployment.

If you schedule the deployment, provide the date and time it will happen. When providing times for deployments, use a 24-hour clock.

12.Click Finish.
A system message will appear in the console when the deployment is completed.

ClosedScheduling options:

Perform the task now

Deploys the changes immediately.

Schedule a one-time event for the task

Deploys the changes once at the scheduled time. This selection allows you to configure the following options:

 

Start date. The date the deployment will begin.

 

Start time. The time of day the deployment will begin. Uses a 24-hour clock.

 

Run until complete. When this option is selected, the deployment will run until it is complete.

 

End date. The date the deployment will end.

 

End time. The time of day the deployment will end. Uses a 24-hour clock.

 

Use local time of server location. Uses the time local to the server.

Schedule a recurring event for the task

Performs the deployment repeatedly at the scheduled times. This selection allows you to configure the following options:

 

Start Time. The time of day the event will begin. Uses a 24-hour clock.

 

Use end time. The time of day the event will end.

 

Use local time of server location. Uses the time local to the specified server(s) rather than the local time of the enterprise server.

 

Daily. The deployment is performed daily. When Daily is selected, you can also configure the following option:

 

Exclude Saturday and Sunday. Runs the deployment every day Monday - Friday.

 

Weekly. The deployment is performed on a weekly basis. When Weekly is selected, you can also configure the following options:

Run every __ week on. This option allows you to configure whether the deployment is run weekly or at a longer interval. For example, if you want to synchronize every other Saturday, select other week from the drop-down and enable the SAT check box.

[days of the week]. These check boxes allow you to specify which days of the week the deployment is performed.

 

Monthly. The deployment is performed on a monthly basis. When Monthly is selected, you can also configure the following option:

Run on the __ day, every __ month(s). This option allows you to set the day of the month to synchronize, and how many months apart each deployment is.

 

Start date. Specifies the date the deployment should begin running.

 

End by. When this option is selected, the deployment will no longer run after the specified date.

ClosedTo remove completed tasks from the Scheduled Tasks page

13.Click Tools > Scheduled Tasks.
The Scheduled Tasks page appears.

14.In the Completed Tasks panel, select the check boxes in the Event Type column next to the name of the tasks you want to delete from the list and click Delete.


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