Checking for YUM package updates

Use the YUM: Check Available Package Updates task to identify and determine whether your CentOS Linux endpoints contain applicable YUM package updates for installation.

About this task

The YUM: Check Available Package Updates task uses the yum check-update command to determine which updates are available for the installed packages on your endpoints. This task is available from the Patching Support site.

Before you run the task, ensure that the YUM Logs analysis (ID #28) is activated. The result details of the YUM package updates that are applicable to your endpoints are listed in a new column in that analysis called YUM check-update output.

The task uses the repository in your deployment, so ensure that the YUM packages are available in your repository when you run the task.