IBM BigFix Patch releases new content for Solaris 10 and 11
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IBM is pleased to announce that Patch Management for Solaris is releasing several features to help you keep your endpoints secure and up-to-date.
You can use the Break Solaris mirrors task (ID #37) to help split UFS file system root disk mirrors before patching. Then, use the Re-mirror Solaris disks task (ID #38) to resume disk mirroring when the patch installation or the upgrade is verified. The tasks are available on the Patching Support site.
This feature supports SVM based mirrors only. ZFS file system or VxVM based mirrors are not supported.
You can use the Endpoint Upgrade List analyses to retrieve a listing of endpoints that require an update. An analysis is available for Solaris 10 and 11 on their respective sites: Patches for Solaris site and Patches for Solaris 11 site. For Solaris 11 systems, you must run the Check Available Package Updates - Solaris 11 task (ID #5) at least once before activating the analysis.
You can use the Installed Packages analyses to retrieve a listing of all currently installed packages. You can use this information to verify the level of the current installed patches against the latest installation. An analysis is available for Solaris 10 and 11 on their respective sites: Patches for Solaris site and Patches for Solaris 11 site.
You can also use the Image Packaging System Results analysis to retrieve the list of installed Image Packaging System (IPS) packages before and after the last deployment of the installation task provided by BigFix. This analysis is only for Solaris 11 or later endpoints and is available on the Patches for Solaris 11 site.
You can use the Install packages by using pkg task (ID #2) that is on the Patches for Solaris 11 site to install one or multiple packages on the endpoints. You can use this task also when you plan to upgrade the entire distribution to the latest SRU.
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