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Monitoring linux update

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Hello.

I would like to know how i can see if a linux server need to be update.

I've install and test prtg mini-probe. And it's working on the probe.

The mini-probe can monitoring other linux server or i have to install the mini-probe on each linux server ?

We have more than hundred linux server so i need to find a solution.

linux linux-os mini-probe ssh update

Created on Jul 18, 2017 12:02:43 PM by  psmulski (0) 1



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Hi there,

I don't have an out of the box solution for this. With the Windows Update Powershell sensor what we do is performing a query that returns details about missing updates. I am not aware if such a query can be performed in Linux, maybe someone else can chip in on this.

Kind regards,

Erhard

Created on Jul 19, 2017 1:47:57 PM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]



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Is there any solution to this? We use the windows update sensor and it works great. We have a large number of linux boxes in our enterprise, and it would be nice to monitor when they have outstanding security updates. Please advise.

Created on Dec 13, 2017 3:21:53 PM by  andrewleeds30 (0) 1



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Hello Andrew,

Not really. In Windows there are certain Powershell commands available that are being used in the sensor to retrieve those details. With Linux, not so much, basically all you find around that topic leads to apt-get update and apt-get upgrade, but nothing that just performs the query and presents it in some sort of overview of missing/required updates and if so the output is quite hard to parse in order to represent the data like in a sensor for example.

Kind regards,

Erhard

Created on Dec 15, 2017 7:28:21 AM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]



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