You can add computers in many different ways.
- Add local network computers
If you are protecting computers on a locally accessible network you can add them individually by supplying their IP address or hostname or you can perform a Discovery operation to search for all computers visible to the Deep Security Manager.
- Add computer groups from Microsoft Active Directory
You can import computer groups from Microsoft Active Directory or any other LDAP-based directory service.
- Add a VMware vCenter
You can import a VMware vCenter and provide the hosted VMs with agent-based or agentless protection. (This option is not available with Deep Security as a Service.)
- Add virtual machines hosted on VMware vCloud
- Add AWS Cloud accounts
- Add a Microsoft Azure cloud account to Deep Security
- Bake the Deep Security Agent into your AMI
You can install a preactivated Deep Security Agent onto the instance that your Amazon Machine Image (AMI) is based on.
- Use a deployment script
If you are going to be adding/protecting a large number of computers you may want to automate the process of installing and activating agents. You can use the Deep Security Manager's deployment script generator to generate scripts you can run on your computers which will install the agents and optionally perform subsequent tasks like activation and policy assignment. The scripts are also useful as a starting template to create your own customized scripts to execute various additional available commands.