Sodium: Apply Updates



  • Discussion came up today about applying updates to servers via Sodium.

    Awesome - this will be great. I won't have to do (x) a bunch of times.

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    So here we have Sodium applying the updates available for system x - Server 2012 r2,.. and the little blue dots just 'whirling' away happily. Awesome

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    Applied

    But now what - it still needs a reboot -

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    So once the update is complete, what is happens next? Am I to wait for a clock to cycle before it will reboot on its own, or do I need to step in?

    I have to add that I have ten - fifteen systems I am running updates on, across two Hyper-V Hosts. My normal is to updates and shut down, update and restart the host.

    How long do I wait, or do I just move forward with a reboot?

    @Sodium



  • Another point.. so on Server 2 I've cycled through to start the updates (above)

    Next server applied and clicked on server 2 again,.. and no happy little blue dots. So - no 'history' that the updates are being applied. so I could likely if not being mindful - apply updates again.



  • @gjacobse they shouldn't have been in the list after having them be applied, obviously there is a bug. I'm going to have to look into this first thing tomorrow. As for updates that need a restart obviously at the time I did not want to auto restart any servers or anything like that. I will implement an option for us to restart the server for you if you confirm that you want that but at the point that these updates were at I was not implementing any restart functionality yet simply because this was early on work. (avoiding doing anything that isn't prompted by the user); You shouldn't see those in the list though after them having completed updating so I have work to look into. Until said point I may briefly take updates offline. Potentially.



  • @quixoticjeremy Adding an indicator that a restart is needed would be nice.



  • @danp said in Sodium: Apply Updates:

    @quixoticjeremy Adding an indicator that a restart is needed would be nice.

    Good idea. And then, a button to enact said restart, as well. Or to schedule it.



  • One thing I noticed (not sure if it was mentioned somewhere), the patch names don't show up. At least for my Fedora system.

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  • Yeah, lots of cleaning up needed for the patch system. It is early and mostly works, but leaves a lot to be desired yet 🙂

    We are working on a design for a patching dashboard that will give a lot more power specifically around patching.



  • @quixoticjustin said in Sodium: Apply Updates:

    Yeah, lots of cleaning up needed for the patch system. It is early and mostly works, but leaves a lot to be desired yet 🙂

    We are working on a design for a patching dashboard that will give a lot more power specifically around patching.

    Exactly, not a lot going to be fixed up on the way it looks currently when a lot of work is going to be going into this in the near future to give a lot more functionality.