Mass deployment

If you have a lot of customers in need of updating a specific interface, it is now possible to update them all at once.

Opening Deploy will show the selection screen for all your available ConnectAgents. This is also the place where you can find the mass deployment menu.

You can sort this screen by clicking on the headers of the colums. You see an arrow next to the column where you have last sorted on.

In the Actions section you will find the following options:

  • Install interface - Installing a new interface to several ConnectAgents.
  • Update interface - Update an existing interface to serveral ConnectAgents.
  • Update ConnectAgent - Update several ConnectAgents to a newer version.

Install interface

When you choose to install a new interface on several ConnectAgents, you are presented with the following screen:

If you only have one development license, you start with step 2. (The first step is only to select your development license, since there is only one, it will be automatically selected for you). 

In this second step, you can select the interface you want to install.

You can select only one interface to deploy to several ConnectAgents. You cannot add dynamic values when using the mass deployment tool. So if there are any dynamic values available for this interface, the default values will be used.

After selecting the interface, you will be able to select the specific version if this interface you want to install.

Select the specific version and click on the button , to go to step 3.

In the third step, you can select the ConnectAgents on which you want to install the interface on. Only ConnectAgents without the interface will be shown here. If you have a lot of ConnectAgents, you can select/deselect them all, with the corresponding buttons.

When you know a part of the name of the ConnectAgent, you can type this into the search box. This will automatically use this as a filter.

After selecting the ConnectAgents, click on the button to go to the next step.

The last step will give you an overview of the actions you are going to execute.

Click on the button to execute the selection.

When performing the installations, the status will be shown in the execution screen.

Update interface

Updating an existing interface is the same as installing a new interface. Except you cannot select ConnectAgents where the selected interface is not available.

So if we want to update a previous installed interface (new build was made), you select the interface and the specific version you want.

In step 3 you can select the ConnectAgents you want then update to install to. You can only select ConnectAgents where the selected interface is available on.

Select the ConnectAgents you want and follow the next steps.

Update multiple ConnectAgents

With this option you can update multiple ConnectAgents in one go.

ConnectAgents will not update, if they meet one of the following conditions:

  • ConnectAgents which have never been started
  • ConnectAgents runnint the latest major version
  • ConnectAgents that are not active while running the update

At the start of the Update, you will see an overview of the registered ConnectAgents in our system with their latest version number.

Click on the button to retrieve an overview of the ConnectAgents and the selection of the version to upgrade to.

In this overview the connected ConnectAgents are in grey, the ConnectAgents which are not available are in red.

With the selection box Until version, you can select the version to upgrade the ConnectAgent to. Click on the button, to go to the next step.

Select the agents you want to upgrade. Press next step to get an overview of the upgrade.

Press Start to start the upgrade.

The ConnectAgents will now restart and update as far as possible. Beware of the fact that there is a possibility that you must restart a ConnectAgent mannually. Please check the ConnectAgents after the installation to make sure they have the correct version. If the version of a ConnectAgent is lower than expected, check the logfile for this ConnectAgent to see if something went wrong during the update.

Press the Close button to close the application.