Patch Management

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Operating System Requirement for the Patch Server

  • Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) and above
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (64-bit) and above

Adding a patch server

Prerequisite
If you are adding the patch server by Hostname, you need to add the hostname and IP address, manually in the ‘hosts’ file located in the ‘etc’ folder.

To add a patch server, follow these steps.

  1. Go to Computer > Configurations > Patch management.
  2. Click the Patch Server Installer button to download the setup file.
  3. Follow the steps displayed on the UI to proceed.
  4. Click Add Patch Server. The Add Patch Server dialog appears.
  5. Enter the patch server name for the patch.
  6. Enter the patch server IP/ Hostname.
  7. Enter the port SSL Port number.
  8. Enter the EPS server IP.
  9. After entering these details, click Add.

The new patch server is added now and appears on the Patch Management page.

Editing the patch server

To edit a patch server, follow these steps.

  1. Go to Computer > Configurations > Patch Management. Existing patch servers are listed.
  2. Click the Edit icon of the patch server that you want to edit.
  3. The patch server details appear. In Patch Synchronization and Configuration tab, you can view previous patch synchronization status with time stamp.
  4. Here you can edit the SSL port number. Also, you can edit the Patch Synchronization details, as required.
  5. In Internet Settings tab, change proxy settings if required.
  6. Click Save.

Applying filters

If you select the Parent patch server as Microsoft, then only these filters are applicable.

If you select the Parent patch server as WSUS, all metadata available on WSUS is synchronized. Microsoft filters are not applicable.

To apply filters, follow these steps.

  1. If you want to apply filters for downloading and synchronizing the patches, click Apply Filters. The Filters dialog appears.
  2. In Categories accordion, click + to expand. Either you can select the All Categories check box to select all categories to be synchronized for Microsoft applications or select the type of patches from the list, as required.
  3. In Languages accordion, click + to expand. Here you can select the languages for the patches for Microsoft applications. Select one of the following options.
    • Download patches in all languages
    • Download patches in the following selected languages – If you select this option, select the languages from the list.
  4. In Products accordion, click + to expand.
    Here you can select the products for which you want to receive the patches. Either you select All products or select products as required from the list.

  5. Click Apply.

The patch settings are updated.

When the patch synchronization is complete as per applied filters, patch synchronization status is shown as Successful with timestamp.

When the patch synchronization is failed as per applied filters, patch synchronization status is shown as Failed with timestamp.

Deleting the patch server

To delete a patch server, follow these steps.

  1. Go to Computer > Configurations > Patch Management. Existing patch servers are listed.
  2. Click the Trash icon of the patch server that you want to edit.
  3. Click Yes on the confirmation dialog box. The patch server is deleted.

The patch server is deleted.

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