The OpenSVC nodeware gathers installed patches list from the nodes (Solaris) and pushes it to the collector. Centralized patches lists allow administrators to easily:
- Compare installed version of patches across a set of nodes
- Identify nodes vulnerable to bug or security problems known to certain patch levels
- Identify nodes where a patch is installed or not installed
- Plan patch compaigns
Patch database entries not refreshed for more than 24 hours will have its update date highlighted red. Information for such a patch should not be trusted.