How To: Create a Deployment Profile

Panagiotis Mantzouranis

Last Update há 5 meses

Deployment profiles (DP) are used to transfer files from your server to the clients.
  • You can directly attach DP to games, or
  • Use DP to deploy on demand from Manager→Deployment Tab
Attached to a game, deployment takes place automatically before game launch.

To deploy a game you:

  • Source the game files
  • Move the files to Gizmo server or a shared drive
  • Setup the deployment profile

Source the game files

Install the game or application normally (on client, server or another pc)

Move the files

Move the files to:

A. Gizmo server OR

B. A shared location


Location examples

  • A shared folder on the network
  • A NAS with read access from clients

Setup the deployment profile

The Deployment Profile holds all the information necessary for Gizmo to know what to copy and where.

  • Open Game Settings
  • Right click on "Deployments" under the executable
  • Click +Add

Name: Title for the deployment profile

Source: Path to deployment folder. The folder can be on a local drive, a mapped drive or a unc path (e.g. \\server\steam), as long as either:

a. Gizmo server OR

b. The clients have access to these files

Destination: where the game/application will be copied to (on the clients). e.g. C:\Games\Call of Duty\

DIRECT ACCESS:

IF CLIENTS CAN ACCESS THE FILES, CHECK "DIRECT ACCESS"

IF ONLY THE SERVER CAN ACCESS THE FILES, LEAVE "DIRECT ACCESS" UNCHECKED

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Mirror: Check mirror to delete any extra file inside the destination folder.

IMPORTANT Note:
If you want to use the deployment profile for manual deployment (Deployment Tab) the files must be accessible BY THE MANAGER (DIRECT ACCESS option is ignored). This means the source path must be relative to the MANAGER you are deploying from

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