Patch Management refers to updating and patching systems, and particularly to tools and systems which automate this process for a large number of systems.

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Are VMware ESXi 5 patches cumulative?

This seems basic, but I'm confused about the patching strategy involved with manually updating standalone VMware ESXi hosts. The VMware vSphere blog attempts to explain this, but the actual process is ...
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FLOSS Server management and audit tools

I've been working with HP's Server Automation tool suite for a long time, and while it's a great tool - it's too much for a small business or home network to use (more accurately: it's way too ...
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Update RHEL Servers without Internet Connection

I plan to have a few servers installed with RHEL, but the servers will not have Internet connection. Is it possible to update RHEL servers without Internet connection? Can I download the updated ...
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Suggestions for free/cheap asset/patch management software (Adobe, Java, etc)

I am using WSUS for Microsoft patching but would like something that will inventory and patch Adobe, Java, Firefox, Quicktime, etc. I have used Lumension in the past and it was OK but it is too ...
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Will virtualizing a server mean another OS layer to patch and update, more work and greater risk?

I've done a search and have not found anything addressing issues regarding patching and system updates. I've got guidelines that say servers need to have necessary patches. If I have a VM host then ...