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In practice what is a realistic number of patches that can be added to a baseline group of 2500 workstations? The patches added to the baseline would only apply to to about 8% of the group at any given time. Environment consists of ZCM 11.2.4 with 4 sles primaries, MSSQL 2008R2, 30 satellites. Thanks.
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gerwil1478
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Hi
I don't think it matters how many workstations there are. Other than network traffic (some may not have a lot of traffic but take a long time to install especially .net updates). I've had around 300 patches set on a baseline which got a bit much. After imaging a machine in about 40 mins, I then had several reboots and several hours for the workstation to be patched up. Consequently I redo my images every 6 months or so to keep the rebuilding process a fast as possible.
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dtemple-sgi;2398511 wrote:
In practice what is a realistic number of patches that can be added to a baseline group of 2500 workstations? The patches added to the baseline would only apply to to about 8% of the group at any given time. Environment consists of ZCM 11.2.4 with 4 sles primaries, MSSQL 2008R2, 30 satellites. Thanks.


I think the docs say something like around 50.

I believe ZPM Patch Policies (11.3.2.x or higher) follow the same "limitation", but I never got a good answer about that (ie, do you then create like 20 patch policies to accommodate the number of patches you need?)

I personally avoided Baseline in the product due to the reboot/chaining issue. I BELIEVE (but could be wrong) that it's mostly resolved in Patch Policies in 11.3.2.x

Other issues are present with Patch Policies, so be careful before you deploy them.
--Kevin
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