11.5 Viewing Mandatory Baseline By Patch

A patch needs to be assigned as mandatory baseline on a device. These are the steps to view the Mandatory Baseline By Patch report.

  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 Mandatory Baseline By Patch link. A prompt window opens up.

    Choose Enter value(s) for Group Name: field under Prompts message boxClick Refresh values and select the Group name for which report is to be generated and click the button. Click Run Query button.

    prompt

    The Mandatory Baseline by Patch report appears:

    MB by patch

    The following table describes the main information displayed on the Mandatory Baseline By Patch report page:

    Item

    Description

    Group name

    Device group name should display the group name to which the device belongs to.

    Patch Name

    The Patch name will be displayed to let the user know which patch were assigned.

    Criticality

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

    Vendor

    Displays the name of the Vendor of the patch.

    Released On

    Displays the date of the patch it was released on.

    Enabled Status

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

    Cached Status

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

    Patched

    The number of the device patched.

    Host name

    The name of the device registered with Novell Zenworks 11 Patch Management to which the patch is to be deployed.

    DNS

    The domain name of the agent.

    Patch Device Status

    Displays the status of the patch; the types can be Patched, Not Patched and Not Applicable.

    OS Type

    The OS of the agent where the patch was assigned.