Patch Manager Plus Cloud can be used to manage computers with Mac operating Systems. Patch Manager Plus Cloud has separate agents to manage Mac computers. This document will explain you on the following:
Patch Manager Plus Cloud currently supports the following Mac versions:
Note: Apple Silicon processors can run apps that are compiled for the Intel chipset through a software technology known as Rosetta 2. This translation layer is automatically enabled in macOS Big Sur, and provides users with access to all features in Patch Manager Plus Agent. In short, Patch Manager Plus efficiently supports laptops with these new types of processors.
Patch Manager Plus Cloud has different agents for windows and Mac computers. Mac agents will not be created by default. You can create Mac agents by configuring the settings in the scope of management. This will help you automatically create Mac agents for remote offices. To Configure the Mac agent settings follow the steps mentioned below.
Mac agents can be installed manually in the computers that need to be managed. Agents can be installed manually in every computer or through SSH. To install the agent, log-in into the computer as an administrator and follow the steps mentioned below.
You will have a drop down list, from which you can choose and download the appropriate agent or distribution server. It will further have options to select the agent pertaining to different platforms (Windows or Mac). Follow the steps mentioned below to install the agents manually,
Installing Mac agents to remote office computers can be done easily through SSH. Using a Mac computer you can remotely connect to other computers and install the Mac agents. To know about installing agents follow the steps mentioned below.
Install the agent in the remote computer
To login into the target computer using SSH type ssh adminusername@hostname
Navigate to the location where the agent is copied, Unzip the agent zip file by typing unzip -oq PMPMacAgent.zip
Install the agent using the command sudo installer -pkg PatchManagerPlus_MacAgent.pkg -target /
Enter the administrator password when prompted to complete agent installation.
Once the agents are installed successfully, the Mac computers will be listed in the SoM page in the Patch Manager Plus Cloud web console.
To uninstall the agents from the computers, follow the steps mentioned below.