Agent installations are managed in Cloud Agent (CA).
Qualys Cloud Agent Platform
Our revolutionary platform gives you continuous security updates through the cloud using lightweight cloud agents. Go to Cloud Agent (CA) app to install agents and activate them for PM. It's possible to activate existing agents for PM with other capabilities that are available in VM and PC modules.
Choose CA (Cloud Agent) from the app picker.
Create an activation key. Go to Activation Keys, click the New Key button. Give it a title, provision for the PM application and click Generate.
As you can see you can provision the same key for any of the other applications in your account.
Click Install instructions next to Windows (.exe). Patch Management only supports installing patches on Windows at present.
You'll run the installer on each system from an elevated command prompt, or use a systems management tool or Windows group policy.
Your agents should start connecting to our cloud platform.
Your host must be able to reach your Qualys Cloud Platform (or the Qualys Private Cloud Platform) over HTTPS port 443. On the Qualys Cloud Platform, go to Help > About to see the URL your host needs to access. For more information about connectivity requirements/proxy settings refer to the platform specific Cloud Agent Installation Guides available on https://www.qualys.com/documentation/.
Click here for a list of URLs that you must whitelist for the Cloud Agent to successfully download patches on your host.
Go to the Agents tab, and from the Quick Actions menu of an agent, click "Activate for FIM or IOC or PM". (Bulk activation is supported using the Actions menu).
Create a new CA configuration profile for Patch Management. On the PM tab, toggle “Enable PM module for this profile” to ON.
Select PM from the application picker and then create a deployment job to start installing patches on your assets.