Hosts GS: Check and Apply Updates

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The Hosts view enables you to manage host updates using a local Security Analytics update repository that can automatically synchronize with the RSA update server to get Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) files that apply to connected hosts.

For more detailed update procedures, see Manage Security Analytics Updates in System Maintenance guide.

Check for Host Updates

  1. In the Security Analytics menu, select Administration > Hosts.
  2. For each host, select the host and click Update > Check Updates.

Checking... is displayed in the Updates column as Security Analytics retrieves the latest updates. After the system finishes retrieving all the latest updates, is displayed in the Updates column.

Update displays in either of two ways:

  • Without a caution triangle - indicates that the update includes package updates exclusively.
  • With a caution triangle - indicates that the update includes package updates plus additional updates such as a kernel.

    For example:

Note: If the pre-update host configuration has any configuration issues that would prevent a successful update, Security Analytics displays . Look for Troubleshooting update-version-number Pre-Update and Update Errors under (For 10.5.1 and Later Updates) Troubleshooting Host Updates for instructions on how to resolve pre-update errors.

Apply all Available Updates to a Host

This procedure installs all of the available updates on the selected host.

To apply all available updates to a host:

  1. Check for host updates. For more information, refer to the Check for Host Updates procedure above.
  2. If updates are available, click Update.

    The Updates dialog is displayed. For example:

    If you chose to update multiple hosts at one time, a dialog similar to the following Update dialog is displayed

    You can click on a hostname to display the all the packages to be applied to that host.

    If you receive the following dialog similar to the following dialog after you click Update, the kernel on the host is older than the kernel supported by version to which you are updating. This is not a blocking error. You can continue with the update if you want to update the kernel on the host with the version supported by new version.

  3. Click .

    Initiating... is displayed in the Updates column as Security Analytics starts to apply the latest updates for 10.5.1.

    Note: If Security Analytics encounters an error during the update process, it displays in the Updates column of the Hosts view. Look for Troubleshooting update-version-number Pre-Update and Update Errors under (For 10.5.1 and Later Updates) Troubleshooting Host Updates for instructions on how to resolve update errors.

    After all the 10.5.1 packages are installed, is displayed in the Updates column.

  4. Click .
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