Deploy Robots

After you have installed your database, UIM Server, 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, 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 individually or in bulk. The articles here explain the various methods for deploying robots and provide supporting information.
To Install a single robot
, you download the install package from the UIM Server web page to the client system, then execute the install package. Refer to:
You also can install a single robot by manually running one of the native installers, which are designed to be used by third-party bulk-deployment tools. Refer to Deploy Robots in Bulk with a Third-Party Tool and Native Installers.
To deploy robots in bulk
, you can use one of these methods:
Other articles explain how to:
  • To install 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.