Documentation forPatch Manager

Integrated with the Orion Platform

Patch Manager supports an integrated installation in an existing Orion Platform. For this installation, use the Patch Manager Installer to install the application on a dedicated server. When you are finished, run the SolarWinds Orion Platform Installer to install the Patch Manager Integration Module on the following Orion Platform servers:

  • Orion server (main polling engine)
  • Additional Web Server

This installation assumes that:

  • WSUS is enabled on the target server or a separate server in your deployment. Patch Manager requires WSUS to execute tasks and install updates on your managed computers.

    WSUS server is not required to complete the Patch Manager installation.
  • You have not installed any other Orion Platform solutions on the dedicated server.
  • You are running Patch Manager on a dedicated server with no additional SolarWinds or third-party applications.
  • WSUS will be enabled on the target server or a separate server in your deployment after the installation is completed. Patch Manager requires WSUS to execute tasks and install updates on your managed computers.

The following illustration shows an integrated installation connected to an external database server running SQL Server.