Open Source Patch Management solution
Posted on 2006-04-03
hello, I'm a Network Administrator, and I'm looking for a way to audit patches for different platforms. I'm currently running a mostly windows environment, but I also want to track my network devices.
What I sort of had in mind was some sort of a web based application that would allow me to create multiple sections on the site and perform patch and event tracking. Each section would represent a server.
So for example, I create a new section called Exchange (of which, I'm running Exchange 2003 on). I would then like to start sort of a never ending blog on that section.
From there, I would like to be able to do something like the following below.........
Hardware: ect, ect. ect
Systems: Windows 2003; Exchange 2003
(Time Stamp) 03/03/04 2:00AM
Technician: John Smith
event: Installed patch HK3453
system: Windows 2003
Brief Description: Closed hole on Remote Procedure vulnerability
(Time Stamp): 03/01/06
Technician: Jane Doe
event: Installed Service Pack 2
system: Exchange 2003
Brief Description: Ect., ect.
All in all, I'm looking for a decent patch management solution that is free. Please let me know what your ideas are. Also, let me know what other questions you have and I will do my best to answer them.