Install Recommended Mac OS X Update
|Applies To||N-central 9.5.x|
|Last Revised||April 10, 2014|
Ensuring Mac OS X device are up-to-date often represents a manual and time-consuming task. By connecting to the Mac OS X device through SSH, this automation policy installs only recommended available updates on targeted Mac OS X devices. By using the
softwareupdate command with the
–r arguments, all recommended updates will be installed. All updates that are recommended for the Mac OSX device are prefixed with an asterisk (*) character in the output of the List Available Updates automation policy.
This Automation Policy requires admin authentication to successfully install software updates. For more information on the Mac OS X commands used in this Automation Policy, see https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/darwin/reference/manpages/man8/softwareupdate.8.html.
When configuring the running of this automation policy in SolarWinds N-central, the best practice is to take advantage of Asset Variables for Network Address, Device UserName, and Device Password.
MAC IP Address: <String Value> - 192.168.10.128 or use the Network Address Asset Variable
MAC User Name: <String Value> - admin
MAC Password: <Password Value> - Password!@# or use the Device Credentials Password Asset Variable
All recommended available Mac OS X updates are installed on the device.