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As of September 4, 2019, the Patching screen has been deprecated. OS Patching information has moved to the Vulnerability Scanning screen.

For more information, see Vulnerability Scanning










Note

As of September 4, 2019, the Patching screen has been deprecated. OS Patching information has moved to the Vulnerability Scanning screen.

For more information, see Vulnerability Scanning

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To fully use this screen, you must add the following permission to your account:

  • Read OS Packages

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View Patching Data

Every four hours, the Patching subagent compares the available patch updates to the instance's installed software.

Each instance's patching status is displayed in the Armor Management Portal (AMP), along with the number of patches available.

  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Security. 

  2. Click Patching. 

Column

Details

Name

For Armor Complete, the name of the virtual machine you created in AMP.

For Armor Anywhere, the name of the instance that contains the installed Anywhere agent, which includes the Patching subagent.

Provider

For Armor Complete, the entry will display Armor.

For Armor Anywhere, the name of the public cloud provider for the instance.

Pending Updates

The number of patches available.

Security Updates

The number of security patches available, with a colored indicator.

Reboot Required

If the server requires a reboot to apply a patch.

To learn how the overall Patching status is determined, see Understand OS Patching data.

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Understand Patching Data

In the Patching screen, the dashboard displays the various patching statuses of your virtual machines (or hosts): 

  • Green indicates a virtual machine in a Secured patching status.
  • Yellow indicates a virtual machine in a Warning patching status. 
  • Red indicates a virtual machine in a Critical patching status.

Not Available indicates that Armor does not have patching information available. In short, Armor is not sure if a patch is available because the patching information is not available.

The Patching status can change based on the following two conditions:

  • The date of the last reboot
  • The date of the last applied security patch

The overall status of your virtual machine is based on the individual status of your virtual machine's subcomponents, including Patching.


Condition 1. Date of last reboot

If the date of the last reboot was between 7 to 40 days ago, then the Patching status changes from Secured to Warning

If the date of your last reboot was 40 days ago or more, then the Patching status changes from Warning to Critical

Date of last reboot

Security status

Color

7 to 40 days agoWarningYellow
Over 40 daysCriticalRed


Condition 2. Date of last applied security patch

If the date of your last applied security patch was between 60 to 89 days, then the Patching status changes from Secured to Warning

If the date of your last applied security patch was 90 days or more, then the Patching status changes from Warning to Critical

Date of last applied security patch

Security status

Color

60 - 90 daysWarningYellow
Over 90 daysCriticalRed

Analysis of patching data

Armor labels the Patching status based on the worst status. For example, if the date of your last reboot was 9 days ago, but the date of the last applied security patch was over 90 days, then overall, the Patching status is Critical

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Troubleshooting

To troubleshoot virtual machines that contain Patching subcomponents in a Warning or Critical status, search for and apply the latest vendor-supplied security patches. 

You can always contact Armor support for assistance.

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