Patch Management: Understanding Dynamic Patch Sets

A Dynamic Patch Set: Exploring Adaptive Patching for vSphere 6 Foundations


What describe a set of patches that meet certain criteria and will vary as the available patches change?



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A. B. C. D.


In vSphere, a patch baseline is a collection of patches that can be applied to a host or a group of hosts. There are two types of patch baselines: fixed and dynamic.

Fixed patch baselines are manually created and contain a specific set of patches that will remain the same until the baseline is updated. These baselines are useful when you want to ensure that a specific set of patches is applied to your hosts.

Dynamic patch baselines, on the other hand, are created automatically and are designed to meet certain criteria. These baselines are created using rules that specify which patches should be included based on criteria such as severity, product, or patch type. As new patches become available, the dynamic patch baseline will be updated to include those patches that meet the criteria.

For example, you can create a dynamic patch baseline that includes all critical patches for your ESXi hosts. As new critical patches become available, they will be added to the baseline automatically. This ensures that your hosts are always up-to-date with the latest critical patches without requiring any manual intervention.

Therefore, the correct answer to the given question is D. Dynamic Patch Baselines.