Actions for Operating System Updates

Lists the actions for operating system updates.

Two management modes are available, agent managed and agentlessly managed. To perform updates to your Linux or Oracle Solaris 8, 9, or 10 operating system, the operating system must be a managed asset. Oracle Solaris 11 and Microsoft Windows do not require an agent managed operating system.

You can manage your operating systems by installing an Agent Controller on the OS or by using SSH to perform tasks. You must have an agent managed operating system to use the OS Update features, including the system catalogs, OS update jobs, and reports.

After you manage your assets, you can perform the following actions:

  • Monitor your physical and virtual operating systems

  • View OS utilization for Oracle Solaris and Linux operating systems

  • Provision Oracle Solaris and Linux operating systems

  • Manage Oracle Solaris boot environments

  • Create a System Catalog

  • Create an OS Report

  • Update Oracle Solaris and Linux operating systems

  • Update Microsoft Windows operating systems