Chapter 19. Patching a Fabric

Overview

This section explains how to apply patches to a fabric. In a fabric, patches are applied to individual containers, so you can choose whether you want to apply a given patch to just some or all containers in a fabric.

Creating a Version

You may want to create a new version before patching a fabric. This will enable you to have multiple versions of a fabric container available, and make them easier to manage. To create a new version:
  1. Go to the Wiki tab. Click the version number on the action bar. Select Create Version from the drop-down menu.
  2. On the Create new Version pop-up window, enter a version name and a description. Click Create to complete the version creation process. The version name must be composed of lowercase letters, numbers, and any of the following symbols: -_.

Patching a fabric

To patch a fabric container (or containers) from the Management Console, perform the following steps:
  1. Go to the Wiki tab. Click the version number on the action bar. Select Patch Version from the drop-down menu.
  2. Select the version that you want to apply the patch to. Click Continue.
  3. Fill in the fields on the Applying Patch to Version .... page as follows:
    1. Use the Add button to add one or more patch files.
    2. (Optional) Enter a name for the new version (to which the patch will be applied).
    3. Enter the administrator credentials, User Name and Password.
    4. Click Apply.
  4. Apply the patched version to one or more containers from the Containers page.
    Perform the following steps:
    1. Select one or more containers to migrate, by selecting the line in the list. Hold down ctrl and select the line to select more than one container.
    2. Click the Migrate X Containers to: label to show a dropdown list of available versions. Select the patched version that you wish to migrate to.
    3. A log message will appear to show that action is being taken, and that it might take a while.
    If the migration is successful, you will see the changed version of the container on the Containers page.