IBM Endpoint Manager for Patch Management for Windows is pleased to announce the release of the Custom Repository Setting feature for Java patches in the Updates for Windows Applications site. With this feature, users can create, update, or delete custom repository settings for Java patches.
For Java patches, the installers are cached for a limited time in IBM Endpoint Manager servers and eventually removed automatically. This requires users to again download and manually cache the installers to deploy Fixlets.
The Custom Repository Setting feature works as an alternative to manual caching. Users can configure custom repository settings to cache Java installers to the custom repository folder. Installers are then maintained in the repository without the risk of automatic removal.
As patches are deployed and actions taken from the IBM Endpoint Manager console, Java Fixlets download the patch binaries from the custom repository folder. Since patch binaries are permanently cached, users can maintain the custom repository folders as they prefer.
Actions to Take:
Published site version:
Updates for Windows Applications site, version 757.
For more information about the Custom Repository Setttings feature, see https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/Tivoli%20Endpoint%20Manager/page/Using%20the%20Custom%20Repository%20Setting%20feature.
Application Engineering Team
IBM Endpoint Manager