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Last Updated: March 9, 2017
You can install additional server roles to scale your SolarWinds Patch Manager deployment. For example, if SolarWinds Patch Manager and the WSUS server are installed on separate servers running different Microsoft® Windows Server® operating systems, install the Automation Server on the server hosting the WSUS server to prevent an API mismatch error when you publish the updates. This configuration enables the WSUS server to communicate with the Primary Application Server and publish updates to the managed systems.
Additionally, you can deploy an Automation Server to support load balancing scenarios, fault tolerance scenarios, or isolated or access-controlled networks, such as a perimeter (DMZ) network.
The following table describes additional server roles you can install in your SolarWinds Patch Manager deployment. To provision an additional role, run the SolarWinds Patch Manager installer on a dedicated server to install the new server role.
|Application Server|| |
Provides a separate console connection point for load balancing, separate business units, or users located at separate locations.
|Automation Server|| |
Provides a workers service so the Primary Application Server can delegate the Automation Server to create connections to specific hosts. The server also bridges the gap between disparate WSUS API versions included with different Windows Server versions.
|Management Server|| |
Manages Server Manager servers in secondary management groups.
See the SolarWinds Patch Manager Administrator Guide for details about advanced deployment scenarios you can incorporate in your deployment.
See the SolarWinds Patch Manager Installation Guide for instructions about installing the SolarWinds Patch Manager software and the system requirements for each server role.
When prompted, select the targeted server role, and click Next.