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I would suggest creating Machine Groups to group machines together that will have the same agent policy. Name the Machine Group after the Agent Policy you wish to assign to the machines for easier tracking. You can install agents with specific agent policies from the Machine Group by highlighting the machine in the lower pane and choosing to Install / Reinstall agent.
I already have machine groups based on IP subnet and each group has been named with a site prefix. When I came to creating a new policy I noticed that you could not save the policy without deploying to the agents. how do you make sure that you only deploy the new agent policy to the desired target machines.
Standard_agent_policy is currently applied to all machines that have an agent.
I want to create a new agent policy that will only apply to site A how do I make sure that this only applies to site A
Creating a new policy will not assign it to any of your machines so feel free to create your Agent Policies. Modifying a policy will only update the policy on machines that already have it assigned to it.
As I said in my previous post, you would use the Machine Group that contain the specific machines for Site A to install the agent. Doing so would install the agent with a specific Agent Policy to these machines. This is the best method to get a specific agent policy assigned to the correct machine.
Once installed, you can use View > Machines and look at the Assigned Agent Policy column to verify the agent has the correct policy.