Install Cloud Agents for PM

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.

Let's get started!

Choose CA (Cloud Agent) from the app picker.

Cloud Agent on the app picker.

What are the steps?

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.

New Key option.

As you can see you can provision the same key for any of the other applications in your account.

Patch Management option while creating a new activation key.

Download Installer

Click Install instructions next to Windows (.exe). Patch Management only supports installing patches on Windows at present.

Install Instructions option for Windows.

Review the installation requirements and click Download

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.

Steps to install the Windows agent.

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.

Activate your agents for PM

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).

Activate for FIM or IOC or PM menu option under Quick Actions for an agent.

Activate PM in a CA configuration profile

Create a new CA configuration profile for Patch Management. On the PM tab, toggle “Enable PM module for this profile” to ON.

CA configuration profile - Enable PM module.

You're ready!

Select PM from the application picker and then create a deployment job to start installing patches on your assets.