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.

Ref: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/automation/automation-update-management

This blog details the steps required for configuring patching through Azure OMS service.

Assumptions: 

  • 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.

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Step 2: Select the workspace you want to utilize for OMS patching configuration.

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Step 3: Click on OMS Portal

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Info : The following dashboard will be displayed.

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Step 4: Click on System Update Assessment from the Dashboard

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Step 5 : You will be navigated to different dashboard as shown in snapshot below. Click on “ Manage Update Deployments” option from the dashboard screen.

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Info  : Displayed dashboard have different schedules. You can browse through Scheduled, Running and Completed tab from left menu to see activities.

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Step 6 : Click on the Add Option

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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.

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Step 9 : Configure the schedule with the following details.

  • Time zone
  • Recurrence
  • Start Time
  • Duration.

Step 10 : Click on Save

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