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  1. Modify Update Deployments

    The ability to modify Update Deployments, currently it is only possible to Add or Remove.

    133 votes

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  2. Dynamic Update Deployments

    Update deployments needs to be dynamic. As of now if we target a group of 5 servers the deployment is static and will always target only these 5 servers, even if the group changes and have 100 servers in it. The update deployment should be able to evaluate the group membership at each runtime.

    86 votes

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  3. Ability to apply updates on VMs in multiple subscriptions

    Our large enterprise customers has large number of VMs in large number of subscriptions. We manage automation via a central Azure Automation accounts. Currently Update Management appears to work only on VMs in the subscription containing Azure Automation account. Ability is needed so that we can target Azure Automation Update Management to work on VMs in multiple subscription.

    53 votes

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  4. Azure Automation Update Manger Support RHEL 8.x

    Engineering team is planning to bring update management for RHEL 8.x.

    Regarding to the ETA, Current roadmap is Q2CY21 approximately (around April-June 2021) but also could possibly be later.

    Is possible we could invite customer for private preview early?

    39 votes

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  5. 36 votes

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  6. Allow Suppress Reboots as an Option

    A simple check mark to allow reboot suppression when creating a deployment

    33 votes

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  7. able to select patches we just need

    able to select patches we just need, not apply all of them

    22 votes

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  8. add capacity for patching Linux Servers and simplify patching Windows Servers

    Add patch management for Windows and Linux servers. We can just see the status of patches on Windows Servers today. It would be great to be able to patch on-prem and cloud deployed servers without using complex PowerShell modules and Scripting to achieve that purpose using automation. Today we can use hybrid worker and PowerShell modules in automation to patch Windows servers only. This is complex to implement. It would be great having a graphical solution for that
    Thanks,
    Christophe

    10 votes

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  9. Support of Update Management Client on SLES 15

    Enable the support of Update Management Client on SLES 15.

    It is so bad (not to say disappointing) that we can't manage update on the lastest version of SLES.

    I think it is an urgent matter to starting supporting this version of the main distribution for SAP systems.

    6 votes

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  10. Allow Forced Reboot when using Update Management

    Just used the Update Management blade in the automation account, and it works very well.

    I did run into one issue where the Patch-MicrosoftOMSComputers didn't reboot a machine that had users logged into it. This was inconvenient, since the maintenance window had been previously communicated to the users, and we were authorized to reboot the machine at that time.

    Can a checkbox be added to allow a shutdown when users are logged in?

    As an aside, I was also surprised to see that the Microsoft-provided Azure Runbook Patch-MicrosoftOMSComputers was calling the command shell command 'shutdown'. I would have at least…

    5 votes

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  11. Support update management in Azure China

    We have some servers in Azure CN where no update management is available. Please bring this feature for Azure CN, too.

    4 votes

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  12. Fix update deployment duration (blank isn't an option)

    Currently Update Deployments in Update Management has you enter in a total time, per "If Duration is left blank, no time limit will be placed on this update run. If a duration is specified, remaining unapplied updates will not be started after time expires. In progress updates will finish being applied." If you leave it blank or set it to zero, you'll be met with a message (upon clicking Save) that "Duration must be at least 30 minutes and less than a day." Please either allow zero/blank for duration or change the "If Duration is left blank..." message.

    2 votes

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  13. Update Management: Allow the use of further metadata (such as IP address) while scheduling a new deployment, or allow the use of groups

    HI, Really liking the product but a couple more things would make things even better.


    1. I have a lot of computers with the same sort short name. This means that in the new portal experience for Update Management I see a lot of computers with the same way and absolutely no way to differentiate them. That's something that can be fixed by changing the short name, but it is making onboarding a lot harder.


    2. Please add the ability to use computer groups again for management of updates.


    For example, now I have to update one of those computers which has…

    1 vote

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  14. Unable to stop a running update deployment which never ends

    while trying to download the "Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems (KB4051033)" the update process is still running after 7 hours (it was set to a maximum of 6 hours). I cannot find the way to stop the process. Any suggestion?

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