Remove relay functionality from an agent

You might want to convert a relay back to being an ordinary Deep Security Agent if:

  • Too many relays are causing communication delays
  • Relays don't meet minimum system requirements to be a Deep Security Relay anymore

Deep Security Relays store data when a virtual machine (VM) protected by a Deep Security Virtual Appliance is being migrated by VMware vMotion. If your deployment uses vMotion, converting a relay back to a normal agent might cause the migrated VM to lose protection, and the virtual appliance to lose security events.

  1. Go to Administration > Updates > Relay Management.
  2. Click the arrow next to the relay group whose relay you want to convert back to an agent.
  3. Click the computer.
  4. Click Remove Relay.

    The agent status will change to "Disabling" and the relay functionality will be removed from the agent.

    It can take up to 15 minutes. If the agent is in the "Disabling" state for longer than this, you can deactivate and reactivate the agent to finish removing the relay feature.