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ConnectWise Automate on Linux – Best Practices

One of the more frequent questions that we get at ProVal is ‘What are the best practices for running ConnectWise Automate (CWA) on a Linux machine?’ The answer to this is far from simple. ConnectWise Automate was designed to work with windows and made to work on Linux and as a result, you essentially lose a lot of the core functionality that Automate provides.

Security Best Practices for Kaseya VSA

With all things in our industry, we must lead with security in mind and your RMM is no different and arguably even more important to ensure strong security practices are followed. The attempts by bad actors have increased significantly in the last few years and show no signs of slowing, made worse by the feeling that they are always one step ahead of us and our available tools.

ConnectWise Automate Maintenance Mode Explained Best Practice

What is Maintenance Mode?

Maintenance Mode is a way to control what happens with monitoring for a computer during a certain time window.

Do you still want scripts to run but not get tickets? Maybe you want tickets but not scripts to run? Maybe you do not want either?

A good use case example is a small remote office, maybe this office runs off an unreliable power grid, so they shut down the server each night.

Uninstalling and Offboarding Automate Agents

This day in age where IT is critical, businesses are looking for the best MSP out there, and sometimes it can be stressful when the client chooses another MSP or needs to cancel services. Don’t worry, because today we’re going to review some steps to help make this process flow smoothly and leave a good impression with that client.

How to Set Up Automate users to use ConnectWise SSO

For the MSP that has just switched to the ConnectWise family of products, or those that are beginning to use additional ConnectWise products, managing the logins that you have to use for each tool in the CW suite can become an annoyance. To solve this problem, ConnectWise Single Sign-On(SSO) was added, and when configured correctly, it allows all your users to use one login across many applications.

Should my RMM be On-Prem or SaaS?

A highly debated question that almost all MSPs have asked themselves at one point or another: “Should my RMM be On-Prem or in the Cloud???”

So, before we get into the pros and cons of each instance, let’s talk about what it means to be “On-Prem” V.S “SaaS”

On-Premise: Or “On-Prem”, refers to software that is installed on a company’s own servers and kept up internally by the host.

What to Consider When Migrating RMMs

Over the last few quarters, we have seen a lot of MSP partners switching their RMM tools. This is not a decision to be made lightly, there are a lot of factors involved in a making a switch. To try and simplify this a bit, we’ve generated a list of items that should be considered when switching RMMs. ProVal believes there are a few core pillars of an RMM and what it is supposed to do.

Kaseya VSA: Software Management vs. Patch Management

What are the Software and Patch Management Modules?
As an MSP, you know that endpoint patching is one of the most important functions that your RMM can provide. Keeping your endpoints up to date increases security and client satisfaction. Kaseya VSA provides two main ways to accomplish this goal: Patch Management, and the newer Software Management modules.