8.2. Applying Errata to Content Hosts

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

Procedure 8.2. To Apply a Single Erratum to Content Hosts:

  1. Navigate to ContentErrata to view the list of available errata.
  2. Click the Errata ID of the erratum 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 at the top of the page, only the content hosts that already have the installable erratum in their life cycle environment are displayed.
  4. Click Apply to Hosts.
    • If the erratum 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 the erratum on the content host when promoting the updated content view. Otherwise, the erratum 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 8.4, “To Apply Installable Errata to a Content Host:”.
    • If the erratum is installable, which means it is already present in the selected content host's life cycle environment but is not installed yet, no new content view version is created.
  5. Click Confirm.

Procedure 8.3. 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 at 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 only installable errata are selected, they are installed without creating a new content view version.
If the content host's life cycle environment contains installable errata, you can install them from the Content Hosts page as described in Procedure 8.4, “To Apply Installable Errata to a Content Host:” This way, errata can be applied by users who have permissions to manage content hosts, but are not entitled for errata management at higher levels. Similarly, you can apply installable errata to host collections as described in Section 16.3.2, “Adding Errata to a Host Collection”.

Procedure 8.4. To Apply Installable Errata to a Content Host:

  1. Navigate to HostsContent Hosts.
  2. Click the name of the content host you want to manage.
  3. On the Errata tab, select errata you want to install.
  4. Click Apply Selected to install the selected updates.