The OpenSVC agent pushes installed package list from the nodes to the collector. Centralized package lists allow administrators to easily:
- Compare installed version of packages across a set of nodes
- Identify nodes vulnerable to bug or security problems known to certain package versions
- Identify nodes where a package is installed or not installed
- Plan upgrades
Packages database entries not refreshed for more than 24 hours will have its update date highlighted red. Information for such a package should not be trusted.
The toolbox of the nodes view proposes a tool to highlight package differences between selected nodes.
- Package differences amongst nodes of a cluster