Software Updates Monitoring

Monitor and apply software updates to client servers in enterprise environments with our ready-to-install plugin integration.

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Effective software update management helps overcome security issues, maintain operational efficiency and stability of IT infrastructure. Install this plugin to be instantly notified on software update deployments.

Performance Metrics

  • Installed Packages Count
  • Upgrades Available For Installed Packages
  • Packages to be updated
  • Security updates

Quick installation

If you're using Linux servers, use the Software Updates plugin installer that checks the prerequisites and installs the plugin with a bash script. You don't need to manually set up the plugin if you're using the installer.

Execute the command below in the terminal to run the installer and follow the instructions displayed on-screen:
wget && sudo bash

Standard installation


  • Download and install the Site24x7 Linux server monitoring agent on the server you want to install the plugin.
  • Ensure you have Python 3 or a higher version installed in your server.

Plugin Installation

  • Create a folder named check_updates.
  • Download the and the check_updates.cfg files from our GitHub repository and place them in the check_updates folder.
    wget && sed -i "1s|^.*|#! $(which python3)|"
  • To verify if the plugin is working, execute the command below with appropriate arguments to check for a valid JSON output:
  • Move the check_updates folder to the Site24x7 Linux server monitoring plugin directory: /opt/site24x7/monagent/plugins/

The agent will automatically execute the plugin within five minutes and send performance data to the Site24x7 data center.

To view performance charts and set thresholds for the various performance metrics:

  • Log in to Site24x7.
  • Navigate to Server > Plugin Integrations
  • Click the required monitor.

Plugin Contribution

Feel free to contribute to our existing plugin and come up with suggestions or feedback on our Community.