The Patch Manager Administrator Console is the primary console used to manage Microsoft and third-party patching on your servers and desktop. If you are using the SolarWinds Platform to manage your IT infrastructure, you can integrate Patch Manager with the SolarWinds Platform Web Console. This configuration allows you to monitor your patch deployment and other aspects of your IT environment in one location.
The Patch Manager Summary view does not display your SolarWinds Platform data.
Creating the integration
To create the integration, run the SolarWinds Platform installer on your SolarWinds Platform server or a stand-alone server in your SolarWinds Platform. The installation procedure installs an integration module and additional SolarWinds Platform services on the server. After you configure the Patch Manager Web Console settings, you can log in to the SolarWinds Platform Web Console and access your Patch Manager data and SolarWinds Platform data in one location.
To populate the Patch Manager Summary view, the SolarWinds Platform services connect to the Patch Manager Service running on the Patch Manager server. The Patch Manager Service connects to the Patch Manager database, retrieves the data for the SolarWinds Platform Web Console, and then passes this data to the SolarWinds Platform services. This data is cached to the SolarWinds Platform database.
When you open the SolarWinds Platform Web Console, the cached data is transferred from the SolarWinds Platform database to the SolarWinds Platform Web Console and displays in the console at My Dashboards > Patches > Patch Summary.
All data is cached to the SolarWinds Platform database every five hours by default. You can adjust the caching interval in the Patch Manager settings.
See Patch Manager SolarWinds Platform Integration architecture for a visual representation of the Patch Manger and SolarWinds Platform integration.