Manual Chapter : About Patch Management

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BIG-IP APM

  • 15.0.0
Manual Chapter

About Patch Management

The Patch Management action can check for patch management software on the client system. When this action includes checks for multiple patch management types, if one specified type matches, the action passes, regardless of other conditions that are specified in the action.
The Patch Management action provides the following configuration elements and options:
Continuously check the result and end the session if it changes
Specifies
Enabled
or
Disabled
.
When
Enabled
, if the client does not respond for five minutes, the server ends the session.
Platform
Specifies a platform. The default is
Any
. When a platform is selected, the Vendor ID and Product ID lists update to include the products and vendors that are supported for that platform according to the EPSEC package that is installed on the BIG-IP® system.
A link to a report that includes the antivirus software that Access Policy Manager currently supports is available on the BIG-IP system Welcome page.
Vendor ID
Specifies a vendor ID (from the list of supported vendors) or
Any
.
Product ID
Specifies a product ID (from the list of supported products) or
Any
.
Automatic Updates
Specifies one of these values:
  • Enabled
    When selected, the action verifies that patch management software is running on the client system.
  • Disabled
    When selected, the action verifies that patch management software is not running on the client system.
  • Unspecified
    When selected, the action does not perform either verification.
Version
Specifies a version; when specified, the Patch Management action verifies the version of the software.
Max Allowed No. of Missing Critical Updates
Specifies a number; when specified, the action verifies that the number of missing critical updates for the software is less than this number.