Deploy Robots

After you have installed your database, UIM Server, and any secondary hubs, and UMP, you are ready to deploy robots to the systems you want to monitor. Each robot is managed by a hub, and the robots manage the probes that collect monitoring data and perform other functions.
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After you have installed your database, UIM Server, and any secondary hubs, and UMP, you are ready to deploy robots to the systems you want to monitor. Each robot is managed by a hub, and the robots manage the probes that collect monitoring data and perform other functions.
All software required by client systems resides on the UIM Server system. Installation packages available on the UIM Server web page allow you to install the components of your choice. 
Robots can be installed with either a 
pull 
or 
push 
deployment model.
  • Pull
    – An administrator downloads the install packages from the UIM Server web page to the client system, then execute the install packages on the client systems.
  • Push
    – An administrator pushes the software from the UIM Server system to robots either individually or in bulk. 
 
The following articles here explain the various methods for deploying robots.
  • If you are installing robots on remote sites, you may need to set up tunnels to enable secure communication. 
  • While it is technically possible to have duplicate robot names within a domain,
    a best practice is to avoid them
    . Duplicates can cause problems for the data engine (which puts metric data in the database) and complicate robot management.