Patches include a list of updated packages. To apply patches to a system, the system must be entitled.
Apply all applicable patches to a system by clicking. Click the name of an entitled system. Then open the subtab. When the relevant patch list appears, click Select All then Apply Patches. Only patches not scheduled, scheduled but failed, or canceled patches are listed. Pending updates are excluded.
In addition, users with appropriate roles can apply patches using two other methods:
To apply a specific patch to one or more systems, locate it in the patch list and click the number of systems affected, which takes you to the
Affected Systemspage of the
Patch Detailspage. Select the individual systems to be updated and click the Apply Patches button. Double-check the systems to be updated on the confirmation page, then click the Confirm button.
To apply more than one patch to one or more systems, select the systems from thelist. Click the , then click the
Systemstab. After ensuring the appropriate systems are selected, click the
Patchestab, select the patches to apply, and click the Apply Patches button. Schedule a date and time for the patch to be applied. Default is the current date. Click the Confirm button. You can follow the progress of the patch application via the
Pending Actionslist. Refer to Schedule for more details.
If you use scheduled package installation, the packages or patches are installed via the configured contact method. For more information, see client-configuration:contact-methods.adoc.
The following rules apply to patches:
Each package is a member of one or more channels. If a selected system is not subscribed to a channel containing the package, the update will not be installed on that system.
If a newer version of the package is already installed on the system, the update will not be installed.
If an older version of the package is installed, the package will be upgraded.