Configuring Software on a Device

You can configure how you want software to be updated on your devices from the Device Details page.

It is possible to configure individual software patches or configure an action to happen for all available software patches for that device.

Configuring Individual Software Patches on a Device

The following actions can be taken to configure the software patches available on a device.

  1. Go to the Devices page.

  2. Click the name of the device to open the Device Details page (see also Device Details).

  3. From the Software section, you can use the Filter field to search for software.

  4. Click the Actions drop-down list associated with the software. See the following table for details.

  5. When you select an action, you must confirm any action selected.

The following table describes the possible configuration actions that can be applied to individual software.

Actions

Description

Rollback

If available, this means you can downgrade the software selected.

Patch Now

If a patch is available, select Patch Now to update to the available version.

Defer

If a version is available, select Defer and enter a date to resume the patch.

Ignore

This will ignore any updates available.

Use Global Setting

Package will patch in the next patch window for the policy that governs it.

Configuring All Available Software Patches on a Device

You can decide to select an action that will apply to all available software patches for a device.

  1. Go to the Devices page.

  2. Click the name of the device to open the Device Details page.

  3. From the Software section, go to the bottom of the page.

  4. Click the Patch All drop-down list. See the following table for details.

  5. When you select an action, a window allows you confirm any action selected.

The following table describes the configuration options available that can be applied to all available software for this device.

Option

Description

Patch All

Applies all available patches.

Defer All

Defers all available patches.

Ignore All

Ignores all available updates.

Use Global Setting for All

All packages will patch in the next patch window in accordance with the policy that governs them.