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Built-in Patch reports

Patch reports help you understand how well servers in the data center conform to vendor recommendations and can be used to track patch policy compliance over time. Summary reports show data for installed and missing patches, such as number of patches installed, number of patches missing, and number of servers audited. Details reports show data for missing patches. 

To collect data in Patch reports, you need to set up and run the Patching Jobs in BMC Server Automation. For more information, see Setting up data collection for Patch reports.

The following table summarizes the built-in Patch reports. For more information, see Running built-in reports.

Built-in Patch reports

Report/Description

Columns

Prompts

Patch Analysis Policy Summary  

Provides job run information, such as the number of servers on which a Patching Job was run and number of servers scanned for the Patching Job

In addition, it provides information about the patch catalog for a patch analysis policy (same as Patching Job), number of installed and missing patches on the scanned servers, and percentage patch compliance of policies.

  • Patch Catalog Name
  • Policy Name
  • Job Run Start Time
  • Servers Attempted Count
  • Scanned Server Count: Drill down to Patch Summary By Server
  • Not Scanned Server Count
  • Installed Patch Count
  • Missing Patch Count: Drill down to Patch Summary
  • % Patch Compliance
  • Date Range
  • Show only latest run data
  • Policy Name

Patch Summary By Server  

Provides a summarized view of the installed, missing, and total patch count and patch compliance of a server against a policy over a selected time interval

  • Patch Catalog Name
  • Policy Name
  • Job Run Start Time
  • Installed Patch Count
  • Missing Patch Count: Drill down to Patch Summary
  • Total Patch Count
  • % Patch Compliance
  • Date Range
  • Show only latest run data
  • OS Name
  • Server Name

Patch Summary

Provides a summarized view of all servers for a given patch for a given patch analysis policy

  • Policy Name
  • Job Run Start Time
  • Patch Name
  • Missing Server Count: Drill down to Patch Details
  • Installed Server Count
  • Date Range
  • Show only latest run data
  • OS Name
  • Patch Catalog Group
  • Patch Catalog Name
  • Policy Name
  • Patch Name

Patch Details

Shows detailed information about each patch that is installed or missing on a server for a given patch type

Information is grouped by the patch name.

  • Columns applicable for all the available platforms: 

    Server Name, Patch Catalog Name, Patch Analysis Policy, Job Run Start Time, Patch Status
  • Columns applicable for Microsoft Windows platforms:

    Vendor Name, KB URL, CVE ID, Date Posted, Q Number, Bulletin Title, Superseded By, Is Obsolete Bulletin, Bulletin ID, Impact, Hotfix Size (MB)
  • Columns applicable only for Linux platforms: 

    Errata Advisory, Errata Synopsis, Errata Issue Date, Errata Type, Errata Topic, Errata Severity, Errata Supported OS Architecture, RPM Supported OS Architecture, RPM Channel, RPM Errata, RPM Summary, RPM Group, RPM Build Date, RPM Vendor, RPM License, RPM Payload Size (MB), RPM Package
  • Columns applicable only for Solaris platforms:  

    OS Architecture, Payload Size (MB), Release Date, Is Recommended, Is Security, Single User Mode, Reboot Mode, Is Obsolete, Is Global Zone, Is Non Global Zone
  • Columns applicable only for AIX platforms: 

    Warnings, Is Precoreqs, Is Ifreqs, Current Maintenance Level, Display Name, Package, VRMF, Download URL, Is Reboot
  • Date Range
  • Show only latest run data
  • OS Name
  • OS Version
  • Server
  • Patch Catalog Group
  • Patch Catalog Name
  • Patch Type
  • Patch Name
  • Patch Status

Patch Analysis Trend By Policy  

Shows the following weekly trends for a selected policy:

  • Number of servers on which a job was run for the policy, number of scanned servers, and number of servers that were not scanned 
  • Installed and missing patches
  • Percentage patch compliance
  • Average missing patches per scanned server
  • Policy Name
  • Servers Attempted Count
  • Scanned Server Count: Drill down to Patch Summary By Server
    Note: This drill through is enabled only if the Missing Patch Count column contains value greater than 0.
  • Not Scanned Server Count
  • Installed Patch Count
  • Missing Patch Count: Drill down to Patch Analysis Policy Summary
  • % Patch Compliance
  • Date Range
  • Policy Name

Patch Trend By Server  

Provides a weekly graphical and tabular view of the number of the installed and missing patches on a server and percentage patch compliance of the server against a policy over a selected time interval

  • Installed Patch Count
  • Missing Patch Count: Drill down to Patch Summary By Server
  • % Patch Compliance
  • Date Range
  • OS Name
  • Server
  • Policy Name

Patch Details By Server

Shows the latest status of patches on a server irrespective of the different Patching job runs and the patch analysis policies

In addition, it shows details of the patches on a server that belong to a patch catalog. Information is grouped by server name.

  • Columns applicable for all the available platforms: 

    Server Name, Patch, Patch Analysis Policy, Job Run Start Time, Patch Status
  • Columns applicable for Microsoft Windows platforms:

    Vendor Name, KB URL, CVE ID, Date Posted, Q Number, Bulletin Title, Superseded By, Is Obsolete Bulletin, Bulletin ID, Impact, Hotfix Size (MB)
  • Columns applicable only for Linux platforms: 

    Errata Advisory, Errata Synopsis, Errata Issue Date, Errata Type, Errata Topic, Errata Severity, Errata Supported OS Architecture, RPM Supported OS Architecture, RPM Channel, RPM Errata, RPM Summary, RPM Group, RPM Build Date, RPM Vendor, RPM License, RPM Payload Size (MB), RPM Package
  • Columns applicable only for Solaris platforms:  

    OS Architecture, Payload Size (MB), Release Date, Is Recommended, Is Security, Single User Mode, Reboot Mode, Is Obsolete, Is Global Zone, Is Non Global Zone
  • Columns applicable only for AIX platforms: 

    Warnings, Is Precoreqs, Is Ifreqs, Current Maintenance Level, Display Name, Package, VRMF, Download URL, Is Reboot
  • OS Name
  • OS Version
  • Server Name
  • Patch Catalog Group
  • Patch Catalog Name
  • Patch Name
  • Patch Status

Patch Catalog Details

Lists the information for a selected patch catalog that belongs to a patch catalog group

Information is grouped by patch type.

  • Columns applicable for Microsoft Windows platforms:

    Bulletin Name, Vendor Name, KB URL, CVE ID, Date Posted, Q Number, Bulletin Title, Superseded By, Is Obsolete Bulletin, Hotfix Name, Bulletin ID, Impact, Hotfix Size (MB)
  • Columns applicable only for Linux platforms: 

    Errata Advisory, Errata Synopsis, Errata Issue Date, Errata Type, Errata Topic, Errata Severity, Errata Supported OS Architecture, Installable Name, RPM Supported OS Architecture, RPM Channel, RPM Errata, RPM Summary, RPM Group, RPM Build Date, RPM Vendor, RPM License, RPM Payload Size (MB), RPM Package
  • Columns applicable only for Solaris platforms:  

    Cluster Name, OS Architecture, Payload Size (MB), Release Date, Is Recommended, Installable Name, Is Security, Single User Mode, Reboot Mode, Is Obsolete, Is Global Zone, Is Non Global Zone
  • Columns applicable only for AIX platforms: 

    Container Name, Warnings, Is Precoreqs, Is Ifreqs, Current Maintenance Level, Update Type, Fileset Name, Display Name, Package, VRMF, Download URL, Is Reboot
  • Patch Catalog Group
  • Patch Catalog Name
  • Patch Type

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