Managing patch inventory
The following topics are provided:
What is a Patch Inventory?
The Patch Inventory provides an overview of Missing Patches , Missing Service Packs , Installed Patches and Installed Service Packs of a device or device group.
What can I do with a Patch Inventory?
With a Patch Inventory you can:
- Assess patches and service packs that are already installed or are missing
- Select the patches or service packs you want to deploy
- Sort patches or service packs by different criteria like severity, product name or product family
- Create reports to visualize the patching situation of your network
How can I create a Patch Inventory?
Before you can view the Patch Inventory of a device you must scan it for patches. After scanning with Patch Detection the Patch Inventory is automatically uploaded and available.
Is a Patch Inventory always up-to-date?
A Patch Inventory displays the results from the last scan. To ensure that a Patch Inventory is up-to-date, configure Patch Detection to regularly scan for patches.
Where do I find a Patch Inventory in the console?
To view the Patch Inventory of a device or device group go to: