BigFix® Patch for Red Hat Enterprise Linux keeps your Linux clients current with the latest updates and service packs.

Patch management is available through the Patches for RHEL Fixlet® sites from BigFix. For each new patch or update that becomes available, BigFix releases a Fixlet that can identify and remediate all the computers in your enterprise that need it. With a few keystrokes, the BigFix console Operator can apply the patch to all the relevant computers and visualize its progress as it deploys throughout the network.

The BigFix agent checks the operating system version, file versions, the language of the system, and other relevant factors to determine when and if a patch is necessary.

BigFix Patch for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Fixlet® often have notes that typically allow the Console Operator to work around problem, adding extra value to the patching process. BigFix Patch for Red Hat Enterprise Linux also incorporates user feedback into notes, ensuring that you receive the latest information.

Fixlets allow you to manage large numbers of updates and patches with comparative ease, enabling automated, highly targeted deployment on any schedule that you want. Large downloads can be phased to optimize network bandwidth and the entire deployment process can be monitored, graphed, and recorded for inventory or audit control.

New Features

This release of Patches for Red Hat Enterprise Linux includes support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 for Power ppc64 (Big Endian). Red Hat Subscription Management (RHSM) download plug-in, RHSM download cacher, and the multiple-package baseline installation features are now supported for Patches for RHEL PPC64BE 7.