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VMware vRealize Configuration Manager Cookbook by Abhijeet Shriram Janwalkar

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Deploying patches on Linux machines – on demand

This is what we're executing all these recipes for: patching servers. By this time, we will be ready to install the patches on the managed machines. We can either schedule the patch to be installed or we can install them on demand. In this recipe, we will install the missing patches directly from the console.

Getting ready

Make sure the VM you want to patch is trusted in VCM; if it isn't, follow the same steps we followed to trust the SCR server in the Configuring patching repository options in VCM recipe.

We must have DNS resolution to and from the Linux machine to be patched and the SCR and VCM servers.

The managed machine must reach the VCM and SCR server on their IPs.

We should have performed a collection ...

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