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Apply a Monitoring Template to existing Windows Agents: 9.8.7 and 9.8.8

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The implementation of the Apply Monitoring Template functionality in Windows Agents 9.8.7 and 9.8.8 uses a different mechanism and dialog to the version included from 9.8.9. In 9.8.7 and 9.8.9 all existing Checks are replaced when applying a template and from 9.8.9 you can select the template's update behaviour.

 

1.Login to the Dashboard using an account with Monitoring Templates permissions enabled
2.Go to the Servers, Workstations or Mixed pane
3.Multi-select the devices to apply the template to (Shift and left-click for a range, Control and left-click for specific devices)
4.Right-click on one of the selection or from the Servers or Workstations drop-down
5.Choose Monitoring Templates
6.Apply Monitoring Template

 

a)Run the check detection scan to automatically add applicable checks

 

a)Select monitoring templates: Click the arrow buttons or drag and drop the template between windows (only one template is supported)

 

7.Apply once complete to update the Devices' settings
8.Verify the devices to add the Template to (multiple device selection)
9.Review the changes
10.Enter the password of the account you have logged into the Dashboard under to confirm

 

Select Monitoring Template

Verify Devices

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Checks associated with a feature

Monitoring Templates are not applied to Checks installed by and associated with a feature.

 

These include: Patch Status Check for Patch Management | Managed Antivirus - Bitdefender engine: Managed Antivirus Check, Antivirus Update Check - Managed Antivirus (Bitdefender), Windows Service Check - Managed Antivirus Endpoint Agent Service, Windows Service Check - Managed Antivirus Endpoint Host Service, Windows Service Check - Managed Antivirus Endpoint Integration Service, Windows Service Check - Managed Antivirus Endpoint Master Service, Windows Service Check - Managed Antivirus Endpoint Update Service | Managed Antivirus - VIPRE engine: Managed Antivirus Check, Antivirus Update Check - Managed Antivirus, Windows Service Check - Managed Antivirus for Managed Antivirus | Backup Check - Backup & Recovery, Windows Service Check - Backup Service Controller for Backup & Recovery.

 

 

Communication and Monitoring Template application process

The Apply Monitoring Template option uses the persistent outbound connection to immediately communicate the upgrade command to the Agent and if this connection type is unavailable the Agent will begin the upgrade process the next time it checks in.

 

Please be aware that it may take several minutes for the upgrade process to complete once the command is received by the Agent.

 

The Checks will run once the template is applied with the results displayed in the Checks section of the Dashboard, to reload this section click the refresh button above this panel.