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Monitor Server Updates


I need help with a plugin for server updates. That will indicate the number of available packages that has updates for the server.


Ubuntu 18.04 xenial

7 packages can be updated.
3 updates are security updates.

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Thanks for raising this request. Please find attached the plugin script for monitoring server updates. Follow the steps below to install and add the plugin monitor:

1. Log in to Site24x7 and install the latest version of the Linux agent.

2. Download the attachment check_updates.zip. 

3. Unzip the attached file into the /plugins folder (/opt/site24x7/monagent/plugins/).

In the next agent data collection, the plugin will be discovered and marked up for monitoring. You can see the monitor under Server > Plugin Integrations in the Site24x7 web client.

Hope this helps. For further queries, if any, please comment in the below thread.



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Hello everyone,

To simplify the process of checking software updates across servers, we've introduced the capability to bulk install the Software Updates plugin using Ansible automation.

Ensuring that software updates are applied to all servers is a critical operation, especially given the current high severity of vulnerabilities. With our new Ansible playbook, you will be able to add the plugin on all your servers at once and monitor the status of current and pending updates.

Visit our GitHub repository and refer to the README file for detailed instructions on understanding its functionality and how to effortlessly deploy the plugin across servers. 

Happy monitoring,
The Site24x7 team
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We're excited to announce an enhancement to our Software Updates monitoring plugin. Now, details of pending software updates are included in the AppLogs tab by default, providing users with the ability to not only track the number of pending updates but also gain in-depth insights into the update process. This improvement aims to offer a more comprehensive understanding of software updates on servers and aid in their efficient management.

Navigate to the AppLogs tab within the respective plugin monitor to see detailed information such as the package name, version number, and timestamp of pending software updates on your Linux server.

Check the number of pending software updates in the Summary tab

View the details of each pending software update in the AppLogs tab

Visit our GitHub repository and install the latest version of the plugin to view the enhancement.

The Site24x7 team

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