New patching method for Patch Management for Mac OS X
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IBM Endpoint Manager Patch Management for Mac OS X just released an alternative method in deploying patches using Apple Software Update.
The standard and default Fixlet action requires the IBM Endpoint Manager server to download and cache files, whereas the action for the Apple Software Update tool directly downloads and stores files from the Apple server to the endpoints. Your endpoints must have continuous internet connection to ensure that the patches are installed successfully.
The alternative patching method offers an opportunity for you to leverage the OS X server. Configuring an OS X Server as the caching server enables you to host your own patches in your network. The standard patching method, however, offers greater stability and scal
The Fixlet content for the following updates were modified to allow the use of the Apple Software Update tool from the IBM Endpoint Manager console.
Note: Apple QuickTime is built into OS X. Its updates normally come with an OS X or Safari update.
Actions to Take:
Published Site Version:
Patches for Mac OS X site version 310
Application Engineering Team