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Patch Management
In Solaris and Red Hat
What is a Patch
A collection of fixes to a problem
Three main categories:
Security
 Bugs in the system that provide unau...
Patch Management
The process of determining if a system
has the most appropriate software
installed.
Where do patches come...
Patch Management
A three step process:
Discovery
Determination
Installation
Discovery
Online resources & Vendor tools
Solaris
 SunSolve & Newsletters
 Solaris Patch Manager Tool
 Sun Patch Check...
SunSolve
Red Hat Network
Determination
Comparing what is on your machine to
what is available
Level of importance
Solaris
Solaris Patch Manager To...
Determination (cont’d)
Solaris (cont’d)
Solaris Live Upgrade
Solaris Flash Technology
Red Hat
Red Hat Update Agent
Red...
Installation
Automated
Solaris: Solaris Patch Manager, Sun
Management Center, Solaris Live Update
Red Hat: Red Hat Updat...
PM Strategies
Patch Management Process
Determine which patches to install
Find any patch dependencies
Remove old versio...
PM - Solaris
Solaris
Monitor newsletters and website regularly
Four Types of patches:
 Solaris Updates
 Maintenance Up...
PM - Solaris
Three tiered approach:
Install Solaris and Maintenance Updates
Install Alert Patches
Install patches on a ...
PM – Red Hat
Red Hat
Monitor system status on Red Hat Network
Add channels as needed
Utilize Red Hat Network Alert Noti...
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  1. 1. Patch Management In Solaris and Red Hat
  2. 2. What is a Patch A collection of fixes to a problem Three main categories: Security  Bugs in the system that provide unauthorized access (rlogin) Functionality  Data integrity, reliability (cron) Performance  Excessive use of system resources
  3. 3. Patch Management The process of determining if a system has the most appropriate software installed. Where do patches come from? Operating System vendors Application distributors  Third party software
  4. 4. Patch Management A three step process: Discovery Determination Installation
  5. 5. Discovery Online resources & Vendor tools Solaris  SunSolve & Newsletters  Solaris Patch Manager Tool  Sun Patch Check Red Hat  Red Hat Network & Alert Notification Tool  RPM  Red Hat Update Agent
  6. 6. SunSolve
  7. 7. Red Hat Network
  8. 8. Determination Comparing what is on your machine to what is available Level of importance Solaris Solaris Patch Manager Tool Patch Check PatchDiag Sun Management Center
  9. 9. Determination (cont’d) Solaris (cont’d) Solaris Live Upgrade Solaris Flash Technology Red Hat Red Hat Update Agent Red Hat Network Red Hat Network Alert Notification Tool
  10. 10. Installation Automated Solaris: Solaris Patch Manager, Sun Management Center, Solaris Live Update Red Hat: Red Hat Update Agent, Red Hat Network, Red Hat Network Alert Notification Tool Manual Solaris: patchadd Red Hat: rpm
  11. 11. PM Strategies Patch Management Process Determine which patches to install Find any patch dependencies Remove old version of patch Install patch and dependencies
  12. 12. PM - Solaris Solaris Monitor newsletters and website regularly Four Types of patches:  Solaris Updates  Maintenance Updates  Alert Patches  Advisory Patches
  13. 13. PM - Solaris Three tiered approach: Install Solaris and Maintenance Updates Install Alert Patches Install patches on a per-issue basis Patch Installation Process Test -> Development -> Production Automation Solaris Patch Manager Tool
  14. 14. PM – Red Hat Red Hat Monitor system status on Red Hat Network Add channels as needed Utilize Red Hat Network Alert Notification Tool Automation Red Hat Update Agent
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