Public preview: Update management center in Azure
Published date: August 08, 2022
Update management center, the next iteration of Azure Automation Update Management solution, is now in public preview. It provides an out-of-the-box, easy-to-use experience for central management and governance of OS updates across all the machines, including:
Machines with Windows and Linux Operating systems.
Machines deployed on Azure, and on-premises or on other cloud platforms via Azure Arc.
You get the following key upgrades over Azure Automation update management solution:
Management and governance of updates for entire fleet of machines including Windows & Linux, Azure & Arc workloads.
No pre-requisites, zero onboarding steps.
Granular access control on each machine using Azure roles and identity.
Install updates right away or schedule them for a later date.
Flexibility to define scheduling windows including syncing patch cycles with patch Tuesdays (unofficial term for Microsoft’s scheduled security fix release on every second Tuesday).
New ways of patching such as automatic VM guest patching in Azure, hotpatch, or custom maintenance schedules
Policy driven enforcement of assessment and patching at scale.