Speaking of patch management, I just learned that Oracle Enterprise
Manager works with patch management (I had thought it was primarily a
Nagios-like product). Has anybody here tried OEM? Any thoughts on
how it compares to Nagios? Are they different enough that one might
want to run both in parallel, or are they mostly the same?
On 4/12/06, Emmett Hogan <EmmettH@...> wrote:
> I was just talking with my co-worker about the need for us to go through
> and apply our weekly set of patches and it dawned on me that there
> should be a plugin for nagios to report back the patch state of a machine=
> Granted, it would vary widely depending on the OS, but there is usually
> a command that can be issued that will report back what installed
> packages are out of date. A VERY simple threshold could be simply a
> line count (OK - if less than 10 packages need upgrading, WARN - 10 to
> 20 pkgs, CRIT - more than 20). It could obviously be more robust if the
> OS would report the "criticality" of
> the patches.
> Another bit of info that should be easily obtainable via nagios would be
> the OS version via uname. I can see where that would be handy to have
> on the "Service State Details" page.
> I checked nagiosexchange, but didn't see any plugins like these...does
> anyone know if they exist?
> ..or do I have another "spare time" project?
> ...or is this another one of my "dumb ideas?" :-)
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