BigFix® Patches for Oracle Linux keeps your Linux clients current with the latest updates and service packs.

Patch management is available through the Patches for Oracle Linux 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.

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. Fixlets often have extra notes that allow the Console Operator to work around issues. Once you have subscribed to the Patches for Oracle Linux sites, you can do the following:

  • Patch using Fixlets
  • Identify available YUM packages through a task.
  • Roll back, undo, and redo transactions in your deployment through the YUM Transaction History dashboard.
  • Register, add, unregister, or import custom repositories through the Oracle Linux Custom Repository Management dashboard.
Note: Local repositories must be set up separately.

New Features

Patches for Oracle Linux has expanded coverage to support Oracle Linux 6. Users of Oracle Linux 6 can now enjoy features such as the custom repository and use of the YUM History dashboard.