[CentOS] centralized patch management

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Wed Jul 16 13:52:48 UTC 2008

Terry wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 8:28 AM, Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com> wrote:
>> Terry wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I have been asked to come up with a strategy for centralized patch
>>> management of our linux servers.  Today, this is only centos and rhel.
>>>   What is everyone else doing in this arena?
>> Set up a local repo and point all your systems to it.
> Our issue isn't bandwidth.  Our issue is controlling which patches are
> to be deployed and at what time.
Unless your systems are scattered all over the Internet, you probably 
should still run a centralized repo server for the Centos systems. You 
can also put all your 'special' rpms there. Then whatever you use to 
schedule what patches when, would get them without relying on how the 
mirrors are working. Plus what you pull down would be input into what 
you need to distrubute (rather than plowing through the update announce 

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