Creating a Remediation Job

After you select the remediation objects using the Deploy Selected Patches or Remediate All Servers context menu option, the New Patch Remediation Job wizard opens. A Remediation Job creates the following items:

  • A Deploy Job for each server specified in the Remediation Job. A Deploy Job updates a server with the patch software.
  • A Batch Job that you can use to run all of the Deploy Jobs.
  • BLPackages, which are software packages containing the patches needed for the Deploy Jobs.

This topic describes how to create and run a Remediation Job.

The example in this procedure creates a job to remediate a single server named pk-vs-tmp-w2003 with a single missing patch named Q953155.

  1. On the General panel:
    1. In the Name field, enter a suitable job name.
    2. In the Save in field, enter or browse to a location in the Jobs folder where you want to save this Remediation Job.
    3. Click Next.
  2. On the Remediation Options panel:
    1. In the Package name prefix field, type a suitable prefix for package names.
    2. In the Save package(s) in field, type or browse to the location in the Depot folder where you want to save the software packages (BLPackages) that this job creates.
    3. In the Save Batch/Deploy Job(s) in field, type or browse to the location where you want to save the Batch Job and the Deploy Jobs that this job creates.
    4. Usually, you can leave the ACL Policy for Package(s) Deploy Job(s) field blank. If necessary, provide the location for access control list (ACL) policies.
    5. Click Deploy Job Options.
  3. On the Deploy Job Options panel, on the Job Options tab:
    1. In the Logging Level field, select an option.

      The All Information option provides verbose deployment information. The details in the verbose information can help to troubleshoot issues.

    2. From the Reboot Options drop-down list, select an option. See Creating and modifying Software and BLPackage Deploy Jobs for explanations of these options.
    • Ignore item defined reboot setting
    • Ignore item defined reboot setting and reboot at the end of job —-- Typically, this option is appropriate.
    • Use item defined reboot setting
    • Use item defined reboot setting and reboot at end of job
    • Consolidate any "After item deployment" reboots until end of job
    • You can accept the defaults for other fields.
  4. Click the Phases and Schedules tab. Complete your scheduling options.
  5. If you selected a scheduling option that requires a defined schedule:
    1. Click Browse next to the option to display the Schedule panel.
    2. On the Schedule panel, you can define a specific time to run a job one time, daily, weekly, monthly, or at other defined intervals.
  6. (Optional) Click the Scheduled Job Notifications tab to define notification settings for this job schedule. If you skip this tab, default notifications are used.
  7. Click OK. The Remediation Options panel appears again.
  8. Click Next.
  9. On the Default Notifications panel, configure default settings. The defaults are used unless you provided notification settings for specific schedules. You can:
    • Send e-mails to one or more addresses for one or more selected job status values. To separate e-mail addresses, use semicolons.
    • Send SNMP trap information to objects that you select using the browse button.
  10. Click Finish to accept the default settings for other pages of this wizard, end the wizard, and create the Remediation Job. If you did not specify the Execute job now option on the Remediation Job Schedules panel, you can start the job manually as follows:
  11. Navigate to the Remediation Job name in the Jobs folder.
  12. Right-click the job name and select Execute.

    The executing job appears in the Tasks in Progress view on the console. After the Remediation Job executes, you can view its results under the original Patching Job with which it is associated, as described in Viewing Patching Job results.

    Note

    The Batch Job is not displayed under the Patching Job results, but you can use the instructions in Viewing Batch Job results for remediation to view it.

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