Beekeeper 5.2.0 Release Notes

Written by John Hann on Wednesday, June 3rd 2020 — Categories: Beekeeper Software, Product Information

The latest version of our Beekeeper patching automation software for System Center brings great new features like parallel patching, SQL Availability Group compatibility, daily scheduling, and more.

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Beekeeper Patch Automation: Powershell Validation Mneumonics and Recovery Actions

Written by John Hann on Friday, January 3rd 2020 — Categories: Beekeeper Software, Documentation

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.

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Managing VMs Before and After Patching with Beekeeper Patch Automation Software

Written by John Hann on Monday, September 30th 2019 — Categories: Beekeeper Software, Documentation

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.

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Checking the Progress of Beekeeper Execution Jobs

Written by John Hann on Monday, September 2nd 2019 — Categories: Beekeeper Software, Documentation

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.

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Beekeeper Patch Automation: Checking Exchange DAG Health Before a Patch Cycle

Written by John Hann on Monday, July 22nd 2019 — Categories: Beekeeper Software, Documentation

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.

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