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7.2. Applying Errata to Content Hosts

The following procedures show how to apply one or more errata to content hosts.

Procedure 7.2. To Apply a Single Errata to Content Hosts:

  1. Navigate to ContentErrata to view the list of available errata.
  2. Click Errata ID of the errata you want to apply.
  3. On the Content Hosts tab, select one or more content hosts to be updated. You can filter the available content hosts by the environment, and search for them by name. If you select the check box on the top of the page, only the content hosts that already have the installable errata in their life cycle environment are displayed.
  4. Click Apply to Hosts.
    • If the errata is applicable, a new minor version of the content view is created. If you select Apply Errata to Content Hosts Immediately after publishing, Satellite will automatically install errata on the content host when promoting the updated content view. Otherwise, errata will be made available for installation on the content host. Installable errata can be applied later using the same procedure, or manually per content host as described in Procedure 7.4, “Applying Installable Errata to a Content Host”.
    • If the errata is installable, which means it is already present on selected content hosts but was not installed yet, no new content view version is created.
  5. Click Confirm.
    • If the errata is applicable, a new task is started for the update procedure. After the task is completed successfully, you can investigate the updated content host at HostContent Hosts.
    • If the errata is installable, it is installed on selected content hosts. You can investigate the updated content host at HostContent Hosts.

Procedure 7.3. To Apply Multiple Errata to Content Hosts:

  1. Navigate to ContentErrata to view the list of available errata.
  2. Select errata you want to apply by selecting the check box to the left of the Errata ID field.
  3. Click Apply Errata to apply all selected errata.
  4. Select one or more content hosts to be updated. You can filter the available content hosts by the environment, and search for them by name. If you select the check box on the top of the page, only content hosts that already have the installable errata in their life cycle environment are displayed.
  5. Click Next. If some of the selected errata are applicable, a new minor version of the content view is created. If you select Apply Errata to Content Hosts Immediately after publishing, Satellite will automatically install errata on the content host when promoting the updated content view. If all selected errata are installable, they are installed without creating a new content view version.

Procedure 7.4. Applying Installable Errata to a Content Host

If the content host's life cycle environment contains installable errata, you can install them from the Content Hosts page. This way, errata can be applied by users that have permissions to manage content hosts, but are not entitled for errata management at higher levels.
  1. Navigate to HostsContent Hosts
  2. Click the name of the content host you want to manage.
  3. On the Errata tab, select advisories you want to install.
  4. Click Apply Selected to install the selected updates.