OMS : Update Management Solution in Azure 
The Update Management solution in Azure automation allows you to manage operating system updates for your Windows and Linux computers deployed in Azure, on-premises environments, or other cloud providers. You can quickly assess the status of available updates on all agent computers and manage the process of installing required updates for servers.
This blog details the steps required for configuring patching through Azure OMS service.

  • The OMs client is installed on all the VMs.
  • OMS is configured to import Active Directory Groups memberships from client

AD Groups Memberships
Step 1 : Login to Azure Portal , Search for Log Analytics and click on it.
Step 2: Select the workspace you want to utilize for OMS patching configuration.
Step 3: Click on OMS Portal
Info : The following dashboard will be displayed.
Step 4: Click on System Update Assessment from the Dashboard
Step 5 : You will be navigated to different dashboard as shown in snapshot below. Click on “ Manage Update Deployments” option from the dashboard screen.
Info  : Displayed dashboard have different schedules. You can browse through Scheduled, Running and Completed tab from left menu to see activities.
Step 6 : Click on the Add Option
Step 7 : Add the details of the Name of the group and click on Computers
Step 8 : Select the group with type Active Directory based on the configuration
Important :

  • The Active directory group will only be visible if a machine with the OMS agent is part of it.
  • It does take some time to reflect the group memberships in the OMS portal.

Step 9 : Configure the schedule with the following details.

  • Time zone
  • Recurrence
  • Start Time
  • Duration.

Step 10 : Click on Save

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