The Azure Update Management solution is part of Azure Automation. And with Azure Update Management you can manage operating system updates for your Windows and Linux computers in Azure, and with Azure Arc enabled servers you can also use the same Update Management solution in on-premises environments or in other cloud providers. That is right, it is not only for your Azure VMs, it also works with all your environment and provides you with a single pane of glass for your Update Management in hybrid and multicloud environments. It allows you to quickly assess the status of available updates on all virtual machines and physical servers, and manage the process of installing required updates for servers.
I created a short video on how you can set up Azure Update Management for your Windows and Linux servers running outside of Azure using Azure Arc.
If you need more information, check out the following links:
- Connect servers to Azure using Azure Arc
- Quickstart: Connect hybrid machine with Azure Arc enabled servers
- Connect hybrid machines to Azure from the Azure portal
- Azure Arc enabled Server
- Azure Update Management
- How to Manage Updates for Azure IaaS VMs
I hope this quick video on how you can manage updates of your Windows and Linux servers running in hybrid or mutlicloud environments using Microsoft Azure Arc was helpful. If you have any question, feel free to leave a comment.Tags: Azure, Azure Arc, Hybrid Cloud, Linux, Management, Microsoft, multicloud, Server, update, Update Management, Updates, Windows Server Last modified: June 28, 2021
Do you know if there is any possibility for using tags to target Arc VMs in the Deployment Schedules? (Like you can with Azure VMs)
As far as I can see there is no option for doing it in the Deployment Schedule, and there is neither possible to create a Kusto query in the Log Analytics workspace to create a Computer Group, as there is no tags for the VMs stored in Log Analytics.
Having to create a custom Funcion / Runbook to ingest tags into Log Analytics seems a bit hacky for solving a relatively simple task.
Keep up the good work!
There is currently a lot of feedback with get for this :)