Patch Automation

With this release of Software Vulnerability Manager, you can automate publishing of patches. To do so, right click on any SPS template or VPM patch and select Subscribe to Patch from the context menu.

Selecting Subscribe to Patch from the Context Menu

On the Configure Subscription dialog box, you can choose to always publish a new patch when a new version becomes available, or you can choose to only automate publishing a new patch when certain criteria are met (recommended).

Configure Subscription Dialog Box

Patch automation is delivered via a new version of the Flexera SVM Patch Configuration (Version 2.x) tool, which is part of the Software Vulnerability Manager Client Toolkit. For more information on the toolkit, visit the SVM Toolkit blog in the Flexera Community.

The SVM Toolkit installer contains updates to the Flexera SVM Patch Configuration tool as well as some optional tools documented in our online community. The SVM Toolkit installer can be downloaded at:  

Note:If you are already have the SVM Toolkit installed, the installer will upgrade you to the latest version.

Flexera SVM Patch Configuration Dialog Box

You can see the status and details of patches published automatically on a new page named Subscription Status, which is opened by selecting Subscription Status on the Patching menu.

Subscription Status Page

All the patch level activities are also recorded in the Activity Log, which is opened by selecting Activity Log on the Configuration menu.

Activity Log Page

In an upcoming release, Software Vulnerability Manager will also be introducing an option to get a daily/weekly activity digest via email.