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76-Deploying Green Software Through HTTP

Deploying Green Software Through HTTP

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Software Version Used

This video was recorded based on the following versions:

l          iMC: iMC PLAT 3.20-R2602, iMC UAM 3.60-E6102, iMC EAD 3.60-E6102

l          iNode (integrates the DAM client): iNode PC 3.60-E6104

Web interfaces of different versions may vary.


Application Scenario

In an enterprise, some software needs to be installed on some specific PCs. For example, all PCs need to install the anti-virus software and firewall, office PCs need to install Microsoft Office, and PCs of art designers need to install Photoshop. If only one FTP server is deployed, every employee has to download and install the software by themselves, and the administrator can hardly monitor and track software installation of every employee.

iMC DAM provides the software deployment function to solve the problem. After deploying the software deployment server, the administrator only needs to configure software deployment policies on the iMC DAM. After that, PCs in the enterprise can easily download and install the software according to different policies and the administrator can track and monitor software installation of each PC in real time.


Recommended Configuration Flow

This configuration example shows the process of deploying green software cpuz.exe to an asset group in HTTP mode. The network diagram is shown as follows.


Note: iMC DAM server does not save and deploy software, but triggers the PC to download software from the Web server.

The configuration flow is as follows:


Step1   Configure Web Server

Add the Web server information to the iMC, including IP address and listening port.

Step2   Add Software Deployment Task for an Asset Group

Configure the task information in the iMC, including the Web server configured at Step 1, the green software name, the source file path, installation method, and the deployment object (asset group).

Note: The DAM client (generally integrated into the iNode client) periodically obtains the software deployment tasks from the iMC DAM. The period depends on Period for Download, which is configured on Service > Desktop Asset Service > Service Parameters.

Step3   Download and Use Green Software on User Asset

On a user asset, the DAM client automatically downloads and uses the green software according to the deployment task configuration.

Step4   Track Green Software Download and Usage

In iMC DAM, the administrator can view the green software download information according to the deployment task, but cannot use the asset change monitoring function to track and monitor the green software usage.