IBM is pleased to announce support for Patch Management for Red Hat Enterprise – RHEL Custom Repository. Users of the Patch Management for Red Hat Enterprise Linux - RHEL Native tools sites can now register repositories and Red Hat satellites through the RHEL Custom Repository Management dashboard.
IT Operations have set up local repositories to download and distribute patches for different versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system.
In the past, IBM Endpoint Manager provided Fixlets in the RHEL native tools to connect with the Red Hat servers, download the relevant patches, and distribute them to the target endpoints. The local repositories were not leveraged for patch deployment. This dashboard allows the Fixlets to use YUM for downloads, thus saving bandwidth and providing improved performance.
Users can also leverage the custom repositories to deliver custom software through IBM Endpoint Manager.
Dashboard: RHEL Custom Repository Management
Analysis: Repository Configuration Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Task: Enable custom repository support - Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Task: Disable custom repository support - Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Actions to Take:
Activate the 'Repository Configuration Red Hat Enterprise Linux' analysis.
Enable the following task: 'Task: Enable custom repository support - Red Hat Enterprise Linux'.
Published site version:
Patching Support site, version 183.
To learn more about support for the RHEL Custom Repository, see RHEL Custom Repository Support.
Application Engineering Team
IBM Endpoint Manager