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what is difference between "Run client task Now" and "Client tasks".

 

When to use "Run client taskNow" and whne to use "Client task assignmnets"?

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Run client task now is an immediate push of a task to a system or group of systems that you choose.  It is designed to be used on a limited basis for quick testing or push of a task for temporary usage. When epo sends a run client task now, a temporary task is created on the client and the client invokes it, then when complete, deletes that task (if the agent is able to receive the task).  In the meantime, on the server side, the epo server holds that connection open waiting on a status response for the result of that task.  When the agent completes the task, it sends back a status of success or failure, then epo closes the connection.  This is why it is recommended only for limited use and not to a large number of systems at a time. This requires that the agents are communicating successfully and the systems are on and reachable by epo (up and running and not connected via vpn, and able to receive wakeup calls).

Client scheduled tasks are the preferred method of deployment as it does not hold that datachannel connection open on the epo server, and does not necessarily require that the agent can actually communicate with epo.  As long as at one point the client received the task and runs it on its schedule, it only needs connection to the repository, whether it is epo or a distributed repository.  Repository connections are not the same as agent to server communication connections.  Scheduled tasks can be scheduled to run immediately as soon as the agent receives it, or on a daily or otherwise schedule to ensure systems are kept up to date.  The task is local to the client once it receives it and invokes it locally on its schedule. 

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Run client task now is an immediate push of a task to a system or group of systems that you choose.  It is designed to be used on a limited basis for quick testing or push of a task for temporary usage. When epo sends a run client task now, a temporary task is created on the client and the client invokes it, then when complete, deletes that task (if the agent is able to receive the task).  In the meantime, on the server side, the epo server holds that connection open waiting on a status response for the result of that task.  When the agent completes the task, it sends back a status of success or failure, then epo closes the connection.  This is why it is recommended only for limited use and not to a large number of systems at a time. This requires that the agents are communicating successfully and the systems are on and reachable by epo (up and running and not connected via vpn, and able to receive wakeup calls).

Client scheduled tasks are the preferred method of deployment as it does not hold that datachannel connection open on the epo server, and does not necessarily require that the agent can actually communicate with epo.  As long as at one point the client received the task and runs it on its schedule, it only needs connection to the repository, whether it is epo or a distributed repository.  Repository connections are not the same as agent to server communication connections.  Scheduled tasks can be scheduled to run immediately as soon as the agent receives it, or on a daily or otherwise schedule to ensure systems are kept up to date.  The task is local to the client once it receives it and invokes it locally on its schedule. 

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