With the default schedule, packages are distributed immediately. However, depending on its size, distributing a package to a number of devices can be resource consuming and might decrease the efficiency of your network. In this case it is recommended to execute distributions when the network load is low, that is, at night, during lunch break or on the weekend. For this purpose a scheduler is provided which allows you to define specific times for distribution.
In this example you define that the package is assigned to the devices at 1:00 AM. This means that the package will pass through your device hierarchy and be installed early in the morning thus not affecting the regular working day.
- In the Assignment tab of the Schedule view define when you want the package to be assigned to the respective devices.To assign the package, for example, over night, select the Deferred to radio button and select Tomorrow from the first list and
01:00from the second list.
- Click the Frequency tab and define the timeframe for the deployment of the package.To allow deployment between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM, select 01:00 from the between drop-down list and 06:00 from the and drop-down list in the Frequency group box.
- Click Finish.
The Confirmation dialog box appears.
- Select the Go to Package radio button and click Yes.
The dialog closes and in the right window pane the new package opens.