About the Deployment Tracker

Shavlik Protect includes a feature called the Shavlik Protect Deployment Tracker. This feature enables you to monitor the status of patch deployment tasks currently in progress. Deployment Tracker utilizes the Shavlik Protect Patch Service, which receives status messages from the target machines that are being patched. This service is installed and started during the Shavlik Protect installation. If this service is stopped, then Deployment Tracker will not be able to provide updated state information. Deployment Tracker can remain running even if the Shavlik Protect console is closed.

You can configure Deployment Tracker from the Tools > Options > Deployment dialog.

For the Shavlik Protect Patch Service to work properly, it must be assigned an IP address to listen on. The Shavlik Protect Patch Service listens on the same port as the other console services (TCP port 3121). If you are on a multi-homed machine, it is necessary to choose the IP address that corresponds to the network that will be scanned. If this service is stopped, then Deployment Tracker will not be able to provide updated state information.

To start Deployment Tracker, select View > Deployment Tracker. For information on how to use the dialog, see About the Deployment Tracker Dialog.