How To:Patch Off-line and DormantDesktops, Servers and VMs
IntroductionWhy? Have a patch to distribute and deploy into multiple  machines on your LAN To patch systems that offline...
4 Simple Steps to configure the WOL feature   1. Ensure target computers have network card that      support WOL   2. Ensu...
Check Network Cards    Ensure that the managed computers that will be targeted     by the WOL task have a network card th...
Check UDP broadcast    Ensure UDP broadcasts reach target computers for the     WOL task. Most network devices such as ro...
Run Patch Manager Discovery Task    All subnets targeted by WOL task needs to be addressed     by Patch Manager. This can...
Create, Configure and Execute WOL task   To open Wake-On LAN console within the SolarWinds Patch Manager   console you can...
Create, Configure and Execute WOL task    Enter the Broadcast Address for the subnet containing the managed     computers...
Create, Configure and Execute WOL task    Clicking „Wake Up‟ will launch the Task Options Wizard     which will first pro...
Create, Configure and Execute WOL task    Clicking „Next‟ will launch the scheduling dialog. You can     specify how and ...
Create, configure and execute a WOL task    Finally, clicking „Next‟ will present the task summary.How to Patch Off-line ...
Best Practice to Leverage Best Benefits    Use the Update Management Wizard within SolarWinds     Patch Manager for deplo...
How SolarWinds Patch Manager can help    With SolarWinds Patch Manager in place, now you don‟t have to wait until     the...
Helpful Resources   Hope these tips help! To learn more, try         SolarWinds Patch Manager        Watch Video          ...
Author  Lawrence GarvinThank You!
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How-To: Patch Off-line and Dormant Desktops, Servers & VMs

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For more information on Patch Manager, visit: http://www.solarwinds.com/patch-manager.aspx

Why?
• Have a patch to distribute and -- deploy into multiple machines on your LAN
• To patch systems that offline or dormant
• Save time by offline patching instead of switching every machine on the network

The How?
• Patch Manager “Wake-on LAN” feature
• Remotely powers on all machines in your LAN
• Easy function offered through Configuration Management task scheduling.

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How-To: Patch Off-line and Dormant Desktops, Servers & VMs

  1. 1. How To:Patch Off-line and DormantDesktops, Servers and VMs
  2. 2. IntroductionWhy? Have a patch to distribute and deploy into multiple machines on your LAN To patch systems that offline or dormant Save time by offline patching instead of switching every machine on the networkThe How? Patch Manager “Wake-on LAN” feature Remotely powers on all machines in your LAN Easy function offered through Configuration Management task scheduling.How to Patch Off-line and Dormant Desktops, Servers and VMswith SolarWinds Patch Manager - Slide 2 -
  3. 3. 4 Simple Steps to configure the WOL feature 1. Ensure target computers have network card that support WOL 2. Ensure UDP broadcasts reach target computers for the WOL task 3. Configure, schedule and execute Patch Manager Discovery Task 4. Create, configure and execute a WOL taskHow to Patch Off-line and Dormant Desktops, Servers and VMswith SolarWinds Patch Manager - Slide 3 -
  4. 4. Check Network Cards  Ensure that the managed computers that will be targeted by the WOL task have a network card that supports WOL and that WOL support is enabled (traditionally enabled in the BIOS).How to Patch Off-line and Dormant Desktops, Servers and VMswith SolarWinds Patch Manager - Slide 4 -
  5. 5. Check UDP broadcast  Ensure UDP broadcasts reach target computers for the WOL task. Most network devices such as routers do not forward UDP broadcasts across subnet boundaries. In such cases one of the following options should be implemented: 1. Configure your network hardware to forward UDP broadcasts from the SolarWinds Patch Manager server to all subnets that have managed computers that will be the target of the WOL task. 2. Deploy an additional Patch Manager server in each subnet that has managed computers that will be targeted for WOL.How to Patch Off-line and Dormant Desktops, Servers and VMswith SolarWinds Patch Manager - Slide 5 -
  6. 6. Run Patch Manager Discovery Task  All subnets targeted by WOL task needs to be addressed by Patch Manager. This can be done by collecting the MAC address of all subnets. 1. Patch Manager server resolves and stores MAC addresses using the Discovery task. 2. You can run the „Retrieved MAC Addresses‟ report in the „Discovery‟ Report Category to verify that the Discovery task was able to retrieve the MAC address of the machine(s) you want to wake up.How to Patch Off-line and Dormant Desktops, Servers and VMswith SolarWinds Patch Manager - Slide 6 -
  7. 7. Create, Configure and Execute WOL task To open Wake-On LAN console within the SolarWinds Patch Manager console you can select “Wake-On LAN” Configuration Management task from the Actions menu on the right side of the console. The “Wake-On LAN Options” dialog will appear.How to Patch Off-line and Dormant Desktops, Servers and VMswith SolarWinds Patch Manager - Slide 7 -
  8. 8. Create, Configure and Execute WOL task  Enter the Broadcast Address for the subnet containing the managed computers you wish to wake up  You can broadcast to all subnets using the 255.255.255.255 address or direct the broadcast to a particular subnet.  You will also need to enter the „UDP port‟ for the WOL request (UDP port 9 by default), and the „Secure On Password‟ (if you have configured your managed computers to require one).How to Patch Off-line and Dormant Desktops, Servers and VMswith SolarWinds Patch Manager - Slide 8 -
  9. 9. Create, Configure and Execute WOL task  Clicking „Wake Up‟ will launch the Task Options Wizard which will first prompt you to select the managed computers you want to wake upHow to Patch Off-line and Dormant Desktops, Servers and VMswith SolarWinds Patch Manager - Slide 9 -
  10. 10. Create, Configure and Execute WOL task  Clicking „Next‟ will launch the scheduling dialog. You can specify how and when this task will run.How to Patch Off-line and Dormant Desktops, Servers and VMswith SolarWinds Patch Manager - Slide 10 -
  11. 11. Create, configure and execute a WOL task  Finally, clicking „Next‟ will present the task summary.How to Patch Off-line and Dormant Desktops, Servers and VMswith SolarWinds Patch Manager - Slide 11 -
  12. 12. Best Practice to Leverage Best Benefits  Use the Update Management Wizard within SolarWinds Patch Manager for deploying patches  The Update Management Wizard integrates WOL and Shutdown with a coordinated patch event, eliminating the need to schedule separate WOL, patch, and shutdown tasksHow to Patch Off-line and Dormant Desktops, Servers and VMswith SolarWinds Patch Manager - Slide 12 -
  13. 13. How SolarWinds Patch Manager can help  With SolarWinds Patch Manager in place, now you don‟t have to wait until the desktops, servers and VMs are switched on by their users  When you have got a patch to update, without compromising on time or security, you can immediately wake up the offline or dormant machines and run the patches  Some More Cool Utilities with SolarWinds Patch Manager for Automated Patching of Servers & 3rd-Party Apps » Manage updates dynamically; pushing the right patches. to the right machines, at the right time » Automatically receive pre-built, tested patches from vendors such as Adobe®, Apple®, Google®, Mozilla®, Oracle® & others » Deploy patches across your Windows® servers & workstations in hours – not weeks » Use PackageBoot™ technology to execute custom actions before & after patches are deployed » Performs enterprise-wide discovery & identifies rogue, unauthorized, & unpatched computersHow to Patch Off-line and Dormant Desktops, Servers and VMswith SolarWinds Patch Manager - Slide 13 -
  14. 14. Helpful Resources Hope these tips help! To learn more, try SolarWinds Patch Manager Watch Video Test Drive Live Demo Ask Our Community Download 30-day Free Trial Click any of the links above - Slide 14 -
  15. 15. Author Lawrence GarvinThank You!

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