Updating operating system software
You can use an historical catalog to create a profile and apply it to configure other systems.
When you are using dual boot environments for Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade (Oracle Solaris 10), the catalog displays the inventory of the active boot environment of the operating system.
See Using Agent Management for Operating Systems for more details, including when an agent is required, how to determine the management mode, and how to change the management mode.
After you manage your assets, you can perform the following actions: To see operating system information, expand Assets in the Navigation pane, then select the operating system.
You can create a new catalog at any time and use it to record the state of a system.
Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center reduces the complexity of updating a large number of systems, standardizes the update installation process, minimizes downtime, and enables you to choose the level of automation.
You can maintain your Oracle Solaris, Linux, and Microsoft Windows operating systems to the recommended and latest updates and perform complex update tasks in a consistent manner.
You can manage your operating systems by installing an Agent Controller on the OS or by using SSH to perform tasks.
You must have an agent managed operating system to use the OS Update features, including the system catalogs, OS update jobs, and reports.