Performing patch remediation
Patch remediation is the process of packaging and deploying the required patches to targets requiring remediation. BMC Server Automation creates the necessary BLPackages and Deploy Jobs to remediate the targets identified in the patch analysis phase.
After reviewing the results of your Microsoft Windows Patching Job, the next step is to create and run Remediation Jobs. In a Remediation Job, you specify the servers that you want to update and the patches that you want to apply.
The Remediation Job downloads the patches if they are not already downloaded, creates packages, and creates the Deploy Jobs.
You can choose to run only the analysis part of a Patching Job, and then run remediation later (manual remediation), or you can run remediation immediately after the analysis (automatic remediation).
The following topics describe this process: