Patch Automation

With 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:

https://resources.flexera.com/tools/SVM/SVMClientToolkitInstall.msi  

Flexera SVM Patch Configuration Dialog Box

Important:Patch Daemon will be deprecated in the future; therefore, you are encouraged to migrate to the new SVM Patch Publisher tool. To download, click here.

The SVM Client Toolkit contains offline utilities such as the Multi-partition Reporting Tool, WSUS Management Tool and Client Data Tool which add value to SVM. This toolkit does not consist of Patch Daemon. The toolkit can be downloaded at:

https://resources.flexera.com/tools/SVM/SVMClientToolkit.msi 

SVM Patch Publisher

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

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

Patch Deployment 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

Unsubscribe Automatic publishing of the Patches

To unsubscribe automatic publishing of the patches, right click on any subscribed VPM Patch, and then select Edit Subscription from the context menu.

Select Edit Subscription

On Configure Subscription dialog box, select Unsubscribe.

Select Unsubscribe

Click Ok and agree the confirmation dialog which appears.