Patch Manager server settings

Patch Manager consists of three server roles

  • Automation Server
  • Application Server
  • Management Server

By default, the server that hosts Patch Manager is the Primary Application Server. The remaining servers provide additional functionality for your deployment. All Patch Manager servers include the Automation Server role.

You can configure the Automation Server, Application Server, and Management Server settings in the Patch Manager Administrator Console.

Based on your deployment needs, you can install a secondary application server (SAS). This server can independently download third-party packages from the SolarWinds third-party catalog and control separate Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) servers that are not configured to work with the PAS.