Best Practices for Deploying BT Updater Enterprise
We recommend the following configuration to deploy BT Updater Enterprise in your environment.
We recommend you designate a server as the root parent node (top-level BT Updater server) with BT Updater Enterprise installed and configured to receive updates from the BeyondTrust cloud environment. You should then configure two BT Updater servers to receive updates from the root parent node. One server will be designated as the Testing BT Updater Server and the other as the Production BT Updater Server. You can then set client subscriptions for the production server and the testing server using the Client Subscriptions page in BT Updater on the root parent node.
The client subscriptions for the testing server and all clients configured to receive updates from it would not be locked to specific product versions, as the clients would be used for testing updates. The client subscriptions for the production server and all clients configured to received updates from it would be locked to specific product versions that have been successfully tested on the testing clients. As updates are tested successfully, you should reset the client subscription locks for the production clients to match the versions that have been tested.