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Schedule Automatic Deployments

Scheduled Deployments for ASA Devices

Using Cisco Defense Orchestrator (CDO), you can make configuration changes to one or more of the ASA firewalls it manages and then schedule the changes to be deployed to those ASAs at a time that is convenient for you. 

You can only schedule deployments if you Enable the Option to Schedule Automatic Deployments in the Tenant Settings tab of the Settings page. Once this option is enabled, you can create, edit, or delete scheduled deployments. A scheduled deployment will deploy all the staged changes saved on CDO at the date and time set. You can also view and delete scheduled deployments from the Jobs page.

If there were changes made directly to the device that have not been "read" to CDO, the scheduled deployment will be skipped until that conflict is resolved. The Jobs page will list any instance where a scheduled deployment fails. If Enable the Option to Schedule Automatic Deployments is turned off, all scheduled deployments are deleted. 

Caution: If you schedule a new deployment for multiple devices, and some of those devices already have deployments scheduled, the new scheduled deployment overwrites the existing scheduled deployments.

Note: You can only select up to 50 devices for a single deployment. 

Note: When you create a scheduled deployment, the schedule is created in your local time, not in the time zone of the applicable device. Scheduled deployments do not automatically adjust for daylight savings time.

Schedule an Automatic Deployment

Follow this procedure to schedule a one-time or a recurring deployment:

Note: If you schedule a deployment for a device that has an existing deployment scheduled, the new scheduled deployment overwrites the existing deployment. 

  1. In the navigation bar, select Devices & Services.
  2. Select one ore more devices.
  3. In the Device Details pane, locate the Scheduled Deployments tab and click Schedule.
  4. Select when the deployment should occur. 
    • For a one-time deployment, click the Once on option to select a date and time from the calendar.
    • For a recurring deployment, click the Every option. You can choose either a daily or once a week deployment. Select the Day and Time the deployment should occur.  
  5. Click Save

Edit a Scheduled Deployment

Follow this procedure to edit a scheduled deployment:

  1. In the Menu bar, select Devices & Services.
  2. Select one ore more devices.
  3. In the Device Details pane, located the Scheduled Deployments tab and click Edit edit.png.
  4. Edit the recurrence, date, or time of a scheduled deployment. 
  5. Click Save.

Delete a Scheduled Deployment

Follow this procedure to delete a scheduled deployment:

Note: If you schedule a deployment for multiple devices, and then change or delete the schedule for some of the devices, the original scheduled deployment for the remaining devices will be preserved.

  1. In the Menu bar, select Devices & Services.
  2. Select one ore more devices.
  3. In the Device Details pane, locate the Scheduled Deployments tab and click Delete trash.png.
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