About the Patch Manager Administrator Console

The Patch Manager Administrator Console is the primary tool for setting up, managing, and monitoring your Patch Manager environment.

The console includes three separate panes: Navigation pane, Data Grid Pane, and the Actions pane. These panes include options that help you perform tasks and monitor your patch deployment.

When you integrate Patch Manager with the Orion® Platform, you can view read-only data from the Patch Manager servers in the Orion Web Console at My Dashboard > Patches > Patch Summary.

Navigation pane

The navigation pane (or Patch Manager menu) is located in the left column. This pane displays the action categories (or nodes) available in Patch Manager. Each category contains a drop-down menu that displays additional resources and tasks you can perform in the console.

The navigation pane contains three nodes: Enterprise, Administration and Reporting, and Patch Manager System Configuration. All of the actions you perform in the console begin in the navigation pane.

The Enterprise node allows you to select the WSUS server and the computers you want to manage in your enterprise network or a Patch Manager computer group.

The Administration and Reporting node allows you to select updates from third-party packages and schedule tasks that install these updates on your managed systems. After you generate an inventory of systems to patch, you can select and view reports that describe the patch status of your managed systems.

The Patch Manager System Configuration node allows you to configure the groups, servers, and settings in your Patch Manager deployment.

Data Grid pane

The Data Grid pane is located in the center of the console. When you select an item in the navigation pane, the data grid pane displays relevant information about your selected item, including container contents, item details, and general options.

Actions pane

The Actions pane is located in the right column. This pane displays actions you can perform for each selection in the Navigation Data Grid panes.

Console status icons

The following table lists the status icons that display in the console.

Icon Object Description

Task

Completed

Task

Running

Scheduled Task Occurs monthly
Scheduled Task Occurs weekly
Scheduled Task Disabled task
Scheduled/Saved Task Saved task or task that occurs daily or weekly

Operation

Failed

Operation

Succeeded

Synchronization

Succeeded

Synchronization

Running

Synchronization

Failed

Synchronization Warning

Managed Workstation

No issues

Managed Workstation

Connectivity failure

Managed Workstation

Connected, but some operation failed

Managed Server

No issues

Managed Server

Connectivity failure

Managed Server

Connected, but some operation failed

3rd party package

Package

3rd party package

Using PackageBoot

3rd party package

Editable

3rd party package

Read only

3rd party/WSUS package

Content downloaded

3rd party/WSUS package

Missing content

3rd party/WSUS package

Is superseding

3rd party/WSUS package

Is superseded

3rd party/WSUS package

Is superseding and superseded