Linux/SSH YUM Update Event Monitor
Keep Up-to-Date on Important YUM Updates with the YUM Update Event Monitor
About the Linux/SSH YUM Update Event Monitor

The Linux/SSH YUM Update Event Monitor runs 'yum check-update' on systems that support 'Yellowdog Updater, Modified' (yum) and alerts if updates are available. This tutorial will teach you how to configure this event monitor's settings.

Event Monitor Options

To begin, choose the level of alert you want to receive if the SSH server is unreachable.

Connection Alert Settings

Next, choose the level of alert you want to receive if updates are available.

Update Availability Alert Settings

If updates have been installed since the last time the event monitor ran, you can choose to be alerted. Select the level of alert you want to receive if this happens.

Installation Alert Settings

The next option will send you an alert if any installed updates require a system reboot.

Reboot Alert

This event monitor can also automatically apply YUM updates while you're away. Check the next box if you want the event monitor to apply updates automatically.

Auto-Update Option

The final two options control what information will be included in the event text generated by the event monitor each time it runs. You can choose to include the list of available updates and/or a list of updates that have been recently installed.

Event Text Options

Summary

This tutorial taught you how to set up a Linux/SSH YUM Update Event Monitor and configure its settings. To view more information on this event monitor, view its Technical Resources page. New tutorials are published on our Features page frequently, so stay tuned for more tutorials coming soon.

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