Linux patch management is the process of managing patches for applications running on Linux computers. Managing patches in Linux involves scanning your Linux endpoints to detect missing patches, downloading patches from vendors' sites, and deploying them to the respective client machines.
Enhancing your overall system performance, Linux patch management helps you maintain a secure and productive environment. ManageEngine's all-around patching solution, Patch Manager Plus, helps resolve compatibility issues and provides hardware support for all Linux users.
Patch Manager Plus' Linux patch management features help you:
Be sure to keep your Linux servers and all the machines in your Linux environment up to date, so you don't miss out on any of the new features provided by the manufacturer.
Patch Manager Plus supports Linux security patches and non-security updates (only for Red Hat machines) with bulletin IDs for computers running the following versions of Linux:
Linux versions Redhat 8 and CentOS 8 are now supported on Patch Manager Plus and Desktop Central
There are two ways of managing your Linux systems using our software patching tool:
(i) You can either deploy the patches manually or
(ii) You can choose to automate it via a patch management software.
You can deploy your patches in your Linux machines manually by following the steps below.
sudo apt-get update # Fetches the list of available updates
sudo apt-get upgrade # Strictly upgrades the current packages
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade # Installs updates (new ones)
yum check-update # To check for the list of available updates
yum update # Installs updates for all the packages
zypper check-update # To check for the list of available updates
zypper update # Installs updates for all the packages
However, manual deployment often results in errors. There are many steps involved, and it can be difficult to identify where a mistake was made. Due to the complexities involved, patch management is often rather time-consuming for users. Thankfully, Patch Manager Plus has come up with a solution for all these complications—complete automation using the Automate Patch Deployment (APD) feature.
After automation is applied, the entire patch management process becomes more efficient. This Linux patch management software automates the entire process. It scans for missing patches, downloads them, and tests them in a non-production environment; if the patches don't cause any issues, Patch Manager Plus approves them to be rolled out in the production environment and schedules reports.
To automate the patch management process, simply follow the steps below.
Explore a fully-featured online demo of Patch Manager Plus today. This demo will give you insight into the different modules Patch Manager Plus has to offer.
In the world of Linux, patches are more than just something you might apply to the source code of a kernel. With the right Linux patch management software in hand, you can deploy Linux security patches and non-security updates (only for Red Hat machines) that help keep your Linux endpoints secure, error-free, and updated with the latest features.
Patch Manager Plus provides a module for Linux patch management that helps admins ensure that all the Linux machines on the network are up to date with critical Linux security patches and non-security updates (only for Red Hat machines), ensuring there are no security vulnerabilities in the network. With the help of this tool, you can patch your Linux endpoints and third-party updates for Linux. You can also choose to install patches based on severity. With Patch Manager Plus, patch management for Linux computers is no longer a challenging task.
Note: For patching Red Hat and SUSE, it is recommended that all the managed endpoints have valid system licenses.
See the full list of Linux applications supported by Patch Manager Plus.