How do you make sure that your patches are tested before being widely deployed?
According to the documentation that comes with the KBox: "For a thorough test, devices should function normally for at least a week after being patched. If no problems are reported after a week, the patch can be deployed to the remaining devices on the network."
(Found here on the Kbox: /locale/en_US.UTF-8/doc/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/frameset.htm?context=Admin&file=c_BestPracticesForPatching.html&single=true )
Has anyone figured out how to automate this? Is there a way to only deploy patches that you are sure have been deployed to a set of pilot systems for at least seven days?
I know how to label patches automatically by how old they are, but I can't figure out how to label them based on when the earliest they were installed.
Any and all suggestions are appreciated.