Beekeeper, our proprietary patching automation tool, can be integrated with Powershell scripts for customized patching validation and recovery options. Read on to learn how to insert mneuomics into your script to accomplish this as well as how to recover from failed patching when detected.
Whether you use Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware vSphere as your hypervisor, Beekeeper patching automation can help manage the VMs before and after patching. VM validations include:
You can add these validations to your patching process so you are automatically covered when it comes to compliance and VM configuration even after applying patches. Automating these processes is Beekeeper's specialty.
We have received requests to see more detail around what is happening while Beekeeper applies patches for devices. We have built a PowerShell script to query Beekeeper and the patched devices to display what is going on within Beekeeper and show the progress on individual patches.
To execute the script, you can run it on the Beekeeper server. Learn how below.
Before using Beekeeper for your patching cycle for Exchange DAGs, you should make sure the servers are healthy and ready to be patched. We have developed a script to assist you.
We return to our ongoing series on Beekeeper patching automation software penned by Beekeeper Product Manager John Hann. This entry describes how to link validation tasks to your various Application Groups, Failover Clusters, and Exchange DAGs.