11.4 Viewing Device Patch Status By Vendor

The steps to view the Device Patch Status By Vendor report are shown below.

  1. Click the ZENworks Reporting Server InfoView below the ZENworks Reporting Server:

    Configuration Page
  2. Click Novell ZENworks Reports, then click Predefined Reports and then click > Patch Management to display the ten links (Application Discovery Not Deployed, Application Discovery Not Run in a Specified Time, Baseline Report, Bundle Deployment Summary, Critical Patch Status Report, Device Patch Status By Vendor, Mandatory Baseline By Patch, Mandatory Baseline Details, Mandatory Baseline Summary and Patch Analysis):

  3. Click on the Device Patch Status By Vendor link. Device patch status by vendor prompt box appears:

    prompt box vendor

    Choose Enter value(s) for the respective fields: under Prompts message box. Click Refresh values prompt box vendor and select the information for which report is to be generated and click the prompt box vendor button. Fill details in the prompt box and as shown in the figure below:

    prompt box

    Click Run Query prompt box button.

  4. The report is generated for each device in order of vendor, patches are shown in alphabetical order, as displayed below:

    Patch status by Vendor

    The following table describes the main information displayed on the Device Patch Status By Vendor Report page:

    Item

    Description

    Agent name

    Device name should display the agent name.

    Vendor

    Displays the name of the Vendor of the patch.

    Patched

    Displays the total number of successful patches for the respective vendor.

    Not Patched

    Displays the total number of patches which were not patched for the respective vendor.

    Not Applicable

    Displays the total number of the patches that are not applicable to the agent.

    Released On

    Displays the date of the patch it was released on.

    Is Patch Enabled?

    Displays the enabled status of the patch; the types can be Yes and No.

    Patch Impact

    Displays the severity of the patch; the type can be Critical, Recommended, Informational or Software Installers.