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Can client tasks run in parallel at Mcafee Agent?

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Hi,

When trying to run multiple client tasks simultaneously at a given agent I saw at the Status Monitor that the tasks are being added to the "scheduler tasks queue" and I guess they are being executed according to the queue. I tried examining at the "Task Manager" if executables of 2 tasks are running, and only 1 executable of some tasks is running  at a given time.

My questions are:

1. Am I right? does the number of concurrent client tasks Mcagee agent allows is 1? Meaning no more than 1 tasks at a time?

2. If so - is it configurable? Can I change some agent policy or some configuration (similar to the server configurations) which will allow me to run more that 1 task in parallel?

3. It 1 task is truly the case? is there a way to bypass it?

I also witnessed that when running a task two processes spawn instead of one - One which seems like some sort of a container or watchdog and the other is the executable itself. Trying to create new process doesn't help either - the wrapper waits for all processes to terminate.

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Re: Can client tasks run in parallel at Mcafee Agent?

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For one thing, only one installer will run at a time in Windows - you can't run multiple deployments in Windows at all, which would fail any simultaneous deployments.  That is why the agent won't run multiple deployments at the same time.  You should schedule them so that one has time to complete before the other runs.

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Re: Can client tasks run in parallel at Mcafee Agent?

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Answers Inline:

1. Am I right? does the number of concurrent client tasks Mcagee agent allows is 1? Meaning no more than 1 tasks at a time?

A:  I am bit confused with questions. Are you saying that you can select mulitple products in Single deployment task under 'Products and components'? If yes then you can.

2. If so - is it configurable? Can I change some agent policy or some configuration (similar to the server configurations) which will allow me to run more that 1 task in parallel?

A: There is no such configuration.

 

 

 

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regarding 1 - i'm not using multiple products in a single deployment task. I was to launch 2 deployment tasks one after the other, both of them can take a while to finish (self products signed with EEDK), and I want them to run simultaneously...meaning, when I'll open task manager I could see 2 processes of the 2 tasks

Does ePO and the agent allow only 1 deployment at a time? if so is there any other way to run 2 client tasks that require deployment of some executable?

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You can use both the packages under single deploymet task.

 

 

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but given the following scenario: I want 2 products in a single deployment - one that runs forever in a scheduled manner (every 5 minutes for example), and the other product/task should be configurable - given specific arguments perform something.

In your suggestion I would never be able to change the initial arguments to the initial deployment, and only the first product will run/work while I will lose the ability to use the other

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For one thing, only one installer will run at a time in Windows - you can't run multiple deployments in Windows at all, which would fail any simultaneous deployments.  That is why the agent won't run multiple deployments at the same time.  You should schedule them so that one has time to complete before the other runs.

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The best and recommended way is to run a single task at once. This would help you better.

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