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Configuring Patch Compliance

Describes how to configure patch compliance and view the patch compliance configuration list.

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Introduction

Compliance is a metric that provides the number of uninstalled patches in the baseline on a device.

  • Zero → compliant
  • Greater than zero → non-compliant

Configuring patch compliance

To configure Patch Compliance:

  1. From All Clients select a client.
  2. Go to Automation > Patch Management> Patch Compliance Configuration.
  3. From the Compliance configuration List screen, click + Add.
  4. From New Compliance Configuration, provide the following parameters:
    • Compliance Name: Refers to the patch compliance name.
    • Description: Refers to the patch compliance details.
    • Client: Select the desired client name.
    • OS Type: Select the Windows or Linux operating system.
    • Approval Type: Select one of the following:
      • Manual: The patches are approved as a one-time activity. Run the patch approval process whenever the baseline changes.
      • Automatic: The patches are approved automatically whenever the baseline changes.
  5. Go to Select Baselines and choose the desired baselines in the Available Baselines section.
    The selected baselines appear in the Selected Baselines section.
  6. Go to Select Devices and choose the desired devices from the Available Devices section.
    The selected devices appear in the Selected Devices section.
  7. Go to Select Resource Groups and choose the desired resource groups from the Available Resource Groups section.
    The selected resource groups appear in the Selected Resource Groups section.
  8. Click Save.
    The Compliance Configuration List page displays the configured patch compliance details.

After configuring the patch compliance, you can:

  • View the configuration details in the Patch Compliance Configuration page.
  • Check the Patch Compliance widget to understand the compliance status of each device for a selected baseline.
  • Approve patches for the devices in the selected baselines as a one-time activity.

Viewing the patch compliance list

View the configured patch compliance in Patch Management > Patch Compliance Configuration.

The following table describes the various attributes displayed in the Compliance Configuration List page.

View Patch Compliance Configuration List
AttributeDescription
NamePatch Compliance Name.
OS TypeWindows or Linux Operating System.
Last Updated ByName of the user.
Last Updated TimeThe time and date of the recently updated patch.
BaselinesThe numeral indicates the number of chosen baselines. Click the displayed number to view the selected baselines.
DevicesThe numeral indicates the number of chosen devices. Click the displayed number to view the selected devices.
Resource GroupsThe numeral indicates the number of chosen resource groups. Click the displayed number to view the selected resource groups.
Approve PatchesRun the patch approval process as a one-time activity for the devices in the selected baseline.
Run NowRun the compliance check on selected devices and resource groups and achieve the patch compliance status in the Patch Compliance widget.