[HPADM] Summary: Patch management server (equivalent of Wintel WSUS and Redhat Satellite)
- From: sunhux G <sunhux@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:01:09 +0800
Bill Hassell's reply is most spot-on :
Software Distributor has patch depot capability built in. Pick a server, use
swcopy to put multiple patches together under one directory and register the
depot on the network with swreg.
To see the depots from any client, use swlist –l depot @ serverName
Then on each client, you run swinstall just like installing any patch set
except you add the –s serverName:/var/mydepot.
Ignite is a deployment system. It totally replaces everything on your boot
disks. It cannot offer patches or bundles of patches.
All HP-UX patches are packaged in SD format and you must use swinstall. So
everything you need for a central patch server is built into the SD
utilities. You can push or pull patches to one or several hundred machines.
Appended below the other replies, as they may have educational value :
Go to the patch database in the ITRC. They have a utility that you can
download and run a program called swainv, which creates a file called
inventory.xml, which you can upload to the patch database and it will make
recommendations and create the bundle that you can download and install.
Look for the link that says, "Run a patch assessment".
Check out swa - software assistant. I think that is what you're looking
Did some testing on this in our lab, you can't push out updates to servers
with Ignite. It will however act as a repository for all the patches and
used as the install point on the other servers. Hopefully this helps.
More about Ignite at :
On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 12:13 AM, sunhux G <sunhux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm going to have twenty over HP-UX servers to manage.
For pushing down patchees, is there an equivalent of Windows
WSUS or Redhat Linux satellite?
Any other good tool for essential management of multiple
Most of it will be Itanium running B11.3x OS
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