fbpx
1-888-310-4540 (main) / 1-888-707-6150 (support) info@spkaa.com
Select Page

How to Keep Your Linux Servers Up to Date

Written by Mike Solinap
Published on April 7, 2011

One of the most important aspects of our Linux server management service is operating system patching. With Windows, Microsoft has made this trivial by means of the Windows Update utility. Microsoft is the single source of the patches, and assuming that the patches install correctly, things are pretty seamless.

However, in the Linux world, things are much more complex. Different Linux distributions have separate package managers (deb or rpm). Those packages could come from multiple software update repositories. Those software repositories are then structured in such a way that only a specific utility can easily fetch the update (yum, apt, up2date).  Once you have the updates, how do you then distribute them to all of the servers on your network?

I’ve written a howto that outlines all the steps needed to distribute updates for the following distributions:

–  Redhat Enterprise 4
–  Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.10

Would you like to see how an update server is built for any other distributions? Let me know!

Stay tuned to our blog for tips on other infrastructure support services that we provide.

Michael Solinap
Sr. System Integrator

Latest White Papers

Excellence in Automotive Software Engineering eBook

Excellence in Automotive Software Engineering eBook

ALM tooling, when implemented correctly, can support automotive software engineering, Agile transformation journeys and linking requirements to business strategy, encouraging collaboration. Additionally, it can be helpful for providing an overview of QA and testing...

Related Resources

4 Advantages of SolidWorks Cloud PDM (Updated 2023)

4 Advantages of SolidWorks Cloud PDM (Updated 2023)

Considering the leap to cloud-based CAD and PDM solutions? A move to platforms like SolidWorks 3D CAD in the cloud paves the way for unmatched flexibility. Imagine accessing intricate engineering data from anywhere at any time. And, the benefits don’t end there. In...

GitLab and DevSecOps For Solid Software Development

GitLab and DevSecOps For Solid Software Development

Staying competitive requires more than just code and creativity. In fact, it demands way more. For example, a strategic approach to streamline development, ensure security, and foster collaboration. Two methodologies emerged to address these needs: DevOps and...