Hello Everyone -
I am looking for information and some guidance to others that have deployed Patch Manager. We recently deployed this over the past year and are running into a few issues that I am hoping someone here can assist with.
WSUS Setup - We currently have a dedicated servers in both of our data centers WSUS using a SQL back end. One is main WSUS server and one is the down stream server.
Patch - We have one server that is dedicated to Patch Manager right now.
This past weekend we added 250-300 Pre-Production nodes for patching and the Patch Manager server slowed down quite a bit. The patching team will normally watch the patching tasks go by in one of the Windows and when they did this push the Window did not update or it did very slowly. We only patch Windows servers with Patch Manager right now we utilize SCCM for patching workstations.
Questions and looking for input.
1. If you patch a large number of nodes what does your patch manager deployment look like? Do you use one main server and then configure downstream servers from there?
2. Do you patch anything hosted at Azure, RackSpace, or AWS? If so did you setup downstream servers do they all connect to your main patch server?
3. How do you have all of our servers sized out for this?
If you have any other kind of information that we could utilize that would be great. We have done a call or two with Solarwinds to go over Patch Manager but we are looking for how this works out in the real world.