Package Creation
using
SolarWinds® Patch Manager
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Package Wizard – What It Is
» Provides a guided interface for creating a
package definition
» The package definition is an...
Package Wizard – What It Does
» Create general package information
» Define prerequisite rules
» Specify binary package, l...
Package Wizard 1 - Description
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Package Wizard 1 – Description
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Package Wizard 1 – Description
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Package Wizard 2 – Prerequisite Rules
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Package Wizard 2 – Prerequisite Rules
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Package Wizard 3 – File Specifications
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Package Wizard 3 – File Specifications
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Package Wizard 3 – File Specifications
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Package Wizard 3 – Advanced Options
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Package Wizard 3 – Advanced Options
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Package Wizard 3 – PackageBoot™
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Package Wizard 4 – Applicability Rules
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Package Wizard 4 – Applicability Rules
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Package Wizard 4 – Applicability Rules
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Package Wizard 5 – Installed Rules
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Package Wizard 5 – Installed Rules
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Package Wizard 5 – Installed Rules
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Package Wizard – Summary Screen
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PackageBoot™ – What It Is
» Allows for the customization of additional
tasks executed before or after the package
installe...
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Editor Controls
23
Task Options
24
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Modify a service
25
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Terminate a process
26
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© 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Run a program
27
Run a program
28
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Package Installer
29
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Handle locked files
30
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Q&A
Type in your questions and we will respond
in the order they ar...
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Thank you!
Thank You!
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Creating Packages with Patch Manager

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Lawrence Garvin, SolarWinds Head Geek and WSUS MVP, will discuss how to create basic and advanced packages with the Package Wizard feature of Patch Manager. He will also discuss how to use the PackagBoot™ function to create complex before and after deployment scenarios.

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Creating Packages with Patch Manager

  1. 1. Package Creation using SolarWinds® Patch Manager © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  2. 2. Package Wizard – What It Is » Provides a guided interface for creating a package definition » The package definition is an XML file that defines the attributes and behavior of an update package. » Defined by a collection of Microsoft® XML schemas, collectively known as the Software Distribution Package (SDP) schema. © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  3. 3. Package Wizard – What It Does » Create general package information » Define prerequisite rules » Specify binary package, location, and functionality » Define applicability rules (isInstallable) » Defined installed rules (isInstalled) © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  4. 4. Package Wizard 1 - Description © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  5. 5. Package Wizard 1 – Description © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  6. 6. Package Wizard 1 – Description © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  7. 7. Package Wizard 2 – Prerequisite Rules © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  8. 8. Package Wizard 2 – Prerequisite Rules © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  9. 9. Package Wizard 3 – File Specifications © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  10. 10. Package Wizard 3 – File Specifications © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  11. 11. Package Wizard 3 – File Specifications © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  12. 12. Package Wizard 3 – Advanced Options © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  13. 13. Package Wizard 3 – Advanced Options © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  14. 14. Package Wizard 3 – PackageBoot™ © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  15. 15. Package Wizard 4 – Applicability Rules © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  16. 16. Package Wizard 4 – Applicability Rules © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  17. 17. Package Wizard 4 – Applicability Rules © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  18. 18. Package Wizard 5 – Installed Rules © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  19. 19. Package Wizard 5 – Installed Rules © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  20. 20. Package Wizard 5 – Installed Rules © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  21. 21. Package Wizard – Summary Screen © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  22. 22. PackageBoot™ – What It Is » Allows for the customization of additional tasks executed before or after the package installer. » Includes the ability to  Manage services  Terminate processes  Run programs  Check for file locks © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  23. 23. © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Editor Controls 23
  24. 24. Task Options 24 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  25. 25. Modify a service 25 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  26. 26. Terminate a process 26 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  27. 27. © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Run a program 27
  28. 28. Run a program 28 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  29. 29. Package Installer 29 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  30. 30. Handle locked files 30 © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  31. 31. © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Q&A Type in your questions and we will respond in the order they are received. 31
  32. 32. © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Thank you!
  33. 33. Thank You! The SOLARWINDS and SOLARWINDS & Design marks are the exclusive property of SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC, are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other SolarWinds trademarks, service marks, and logos may be common law marks, registered or pending registration in the United States or in other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only and may be or are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. © 2013 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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