3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 10, 2016 6:35 AM by cwinning

    Automate SP and patch deployments

    Thom.Turner Rookie

      After reading discussion 2249914 (Deploy all patches when SP are involved) 

      Is there a way to automate this. Some kind of deployment stage builder


      Scan

           Patch SP

                Scan after SP deployment if successful

                     Patch missing patches

                          Scan

                               Patch any remaining missing patches

       

      Otherwise there is alot of manual scanning and deployment which would be great if Shavlik could help automate!

       

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: Automate SP and patch deployments
          cwinning CommunityTeam

          Hello,

           

          There is a caveat to your sequence, most of the deployments will require reboots before the next scan.  service packs always requires a reboot along with OS patches and some third party patches too.  This type of action would require multiple reboots.

           

          For agentless scan and deployment, we've had requests for this type of function, but there is nothing in Protect yet.  I would suggest creating a feature request to make sure our product managers know customers are looking for this. Feature Requests

           

          The agent will let you fully automate the deployments of service packs and patches and patches.  It may not all happen in 1 scan deploy session since we limit how many service packs can be installed due to size and time, but it could be more hands off depending on your configuration.  This setup wouldn't be a good fit for customers who need to deploy within a specific time frame.

           

          Thanks,

          Charles

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          • 2. Re: Automate SP and patch deployments
            Thom.Turner Rookie

            Thanks Charles.

             

            Is it possible to deploy two different SP's to the same machine to the same deployment?

            • 3. Re: Automate SP and patch deployments
              cwinning CommunityTeam

              Hello,

               

              No, these SP's require reboots so we wouldn't allow that.

               

              Thanks,

              Charles