The Workflow Library contains Workflows you have created in addition to four automatically created workflows, one for Windows, Linux, AIX, and Solaris.
- To view the Library select Workflows from the lefthand menu under System > Workflows
- The Search bar at the top left corner will enable you to search through the Workflows by name only.
- You can Edit (), Delete () or Set as default for any of the listed Workflows by clicking on the respective action button.
Note: When creating a remediation plan the default workflow will be selected automatically for patch deployment unless you choose otherwise
Note 2: The default workflows for Windows and Linux have built-in post patching tasks for checking if a reboot is needed, and then rebooting if necessary.
Creating a Workflow
- Select Workflows from the main menu
- Click on +Add
- Fill in the relevant details: Workflow Name, Operating System, and Pre+Post tasks.
- Click Save
Note 2: A task categorized as Internal Script cannot be added to a workflow.
After each workflow task activity (Pre/Post-Patching tasks), JetPatch will check the exit code and will decide the next steps:
- If the exit code is in the successful list of exit codes (default is 0) - JetPatch will continue to execute the workflow.
- Otherwise -
- If the failure is in the Pre-Patching activity - JetPatch will not continue with the other Pre-Patching activities and won’t execute the patch operation. Post-patching activities can be executed - based on system configuration.
- If the failure is in the Post-Patching activity - JetPatch will not continue with the other Post-Patching activities. See this article for more information.
- JetPatch considers it to be a failure in the patching operation only if there were no successful patching operations. Post-patching activities can be executed - based on system configuration.
- Running server reboot as a post-task on Linux servers requires the Linux at command to be installed. (Learn more on how to install the Linux at command utility)
Choosing a Workflow
- When creating a remediation plan, the user can choose a different Workflow for different groups and operating systems