The Deployment List

View a list of all deployments, create customized deployment summary reports to review the detailed information about each deployment.

To access the Deployments page, from the WebUI main page, select Deployments.

WebUI deployment screens list every deployment irrespective of the permission settings. While operators can see all deployments, permissions continue to govern the actions they can take. For example, an operator who cannot access the WebUI patch screens would see all patch deployments, but cannot stop the one that was running.

The WebUI displays all actions initiated from the WebUI, the BigFix console, and external sites, including BES Support.

The colored bars on the Deployment list summarize the status of each deployment.

  • Search: Use the Search feature to search deployments by name.
  • Sort: You can sort the list by:
    • Issued Date
    • Failure Rate
    • Device Count
    • Start Date
    • End Date
    • Deployment Name
  • Refine results:
    • Failure Rate: Filter deployments with more or fewer than a specified failure rate.
    • Deployment State: Filter all open, expired or stopped deployments.
    • Deployment Type: Filter all deployments targeted for a single device or a group of devices.
    • Application Type: Filter deployments that belong to a particular application type.
    • Issued By: Filter the deployments issued by the logged in user or a specified user.
    • Issued Date: Filter the deployments issued on a specific date or between a date range.
    • Deployment Date Range: Filter all the deployments that start and end on the specified date range.
    • Additional Behaviors: Filter deployments with a specific behavior.
  • Save Report
    • Save the report for future reference and edit, update, or delete as required. For more information, see Reports.
  • Show Summary:
    1. In the Deployments page, select the required filters.
    2. Click Show Summary. You can view the deployment data as charts and tables. Mouse over the interested areas on the chart to get more details about the respective data point and the percentage data. Mouse over on any truncated labels to see the full text in the tool tip. You can change filters or enter search text and the report dynamically displays the relevant information.
    3. Deployment State By Deployment Date: Displays total number of deployments against their deployment state since the start date of deployment for a period of time.
    4. By Failure Rate (%): Displays total number of deployments against their failure rate under different categories from 0 to 100.
    5. By Application Type: Displays total number of deployments against each application type.
  • Export:

    You can export the filtered report in a .csv, .xlsx, or .pdf format.

    1. In the Devices page, select the required filters.
    2. Click Export To.

    3. The option Selected Items allows you to select items from the filtered result to export; All Items allows you to export all the items from the filtered list. Select the desired option.
    4. Name column only: Select this option if you want to export only the names of the filtered items.
    5. Include column headers: Select this option if you want to export details of every default columns of an item.
      Note: If you have displayed columns other than the default columns, you can export name column only.
    6. Select a file format (CSV, XLSX, or PDF) that you want to export to.
      • By default, the report gets downloaded into your Downloads folder with the default file name (Device_Report_mm_dd_yyyy_username). You can change the download settings in your browser to change the file name and download it into a preferred location. You can save the report to review it later and/or share it with interested stakeholders.
      • If you have selected PDF format, a .zip file gets downloaded which contains a .csv file with numerical data and .pdf file with visual representation of the data.
      • The exported deployment report contains key details about your deployments that you have selected through the filters and search criteria. The details include such as deployment ID, deployment name, state of the deployment along with all the other details that you can see on the screen when you expand every deployment. A sample report is shown below: