SysMaint: Populate Updates Repository

Document created by RSA Information Design and Development on Jul 29, 2016Last modified by Susan Ewald on Nov 1, 2016
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The Updates panel in the Administration System view is the user interface for managing Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) files used to update hosts. RSA Security Analytics has access to the RSA update server, where the RPM files for updating hosts are placed. The RSA update server is based on Yellowdog Updater, Modified (YUM).

Get RPMs by Synchronization

When Security Analytics synchronizes with the RSA update server, currently available updates are added to the Security Analytics YUM updates repository. These available updates are listed in the Updates Repository tab.

You can synchronize with the update server manually or automatically at a specified interval. By default, automatic synchronization is disabled. When enabled, the default synchronization interval is every 12 hours. In the Settings tab, you can configure settings to ensure that Security Analytics can reach the update server, enable automatic update, and set the update interval.

Whenever there is a new update in the Security Analytics YUM updates repository, Security Analytics sends a notification that updates are available.  You can use these RPMs to update services running on hosts in the Administration Hosts view (see Host Update Menu in Hosts and Services Getting Started Guide).

Upload RPMs from the Local File System

For Security Analytics servers that do not have internet access, you can upload RPMs to the YUM updates repository on Security Analytics (available from Secure Care OnLine – SCOL). With the RPMs on your local file system, you can upload the RPMs in .RPM or .ZIP format using the Upload option in the Manual Updates tab. To make RPMs available for updating hosts, you must select and apply the RPMs in the Manual Updates tab. The selected updates are added to the Security Analytics YUM updates repository and listed in the Updates Repository tab.

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