Define a maintenance schedule to run antivirus software

If you wanted to schedule an antivirus software scan on certain computers after a pre-defined number of days, define a model-based plan with a duration-based maintenance schedule. In this example, a field called trigger type is added to the Computer [cmdb_ci_computer] table.

  1. Navigate to Planned Maintenance > Maintenance Plans.
  2. Click New and create a maintenance plan called Update Antivirus with the following definitions:
    • Type: Model-based
    • Model: Click the lock icon and select Apple iMac 27 and Apple MacBook Pro 17.
  3. Click Submit.
  4. Navigate to Planned Maintenance > Maintenance Plans.
  5. Click the number of the maintenance plan you just created.
  6. In the Maintenance Schedules related list, click New.
  7. Enter the following:
    • Name: Antivirus Update
    • Short description: Scheduled antivirus update for Apple computers
    • Repetition: Duration
    • Trigger Type: Interval
    • Days: 30
  8. Click Submit.
    The Update Antivirus maintenance plan schedules all Apple iMac 27 and Apple MacBook Pro 17 computers to automatically run the antivirus software every 30 days.