Benefits of Java patch management using Patch Manager
No amount of guess-work ensures 100% patching of Java apps in your environment. Even if you can somehow manually track all Java apps and patches, there’s a probability of failed updates that could leave desktops and servers vulnerable to security attacks. However, with Patch Manager you can:
- Discover systems that are running versions of Java with known vulnerabilities.
- Control when and where updates are executed with advanced scheduling.
- Significantly reduce failed patches with PackageBoot™ technology.
Implementing Java patch management
Java™ patch management can be automated by installing SolarWinds® Patch Manager. The update notifications are available on the Patch Manager console and via email. The update/upgrade package list is automatically synchronized to the Patch Manager server. To publish the latest JRE package, download it from Oracle® and import it into Patch Manager. The package download assistant directs you to the right website, and helps you grab the correct patch files.
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How Java patch management works
When a Java™ patch file is imported, the installation file is verified and included in the package definition and stored on the SolarWinds® Patch Manager server. The update management utility helps you deploy the update to the required systems. The PackageBoot™ utility works along with the installer files to ensure a proper pre-installation environment. Pre-installation tasks may include starting/stopping services, terminating running processes and programs, and testing for locked files. Post-installation tasks can also be specified for successful completion of the entire patch process.