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Linux Patching #10 - Summary of steps for patching an environment

This final article is a brief review of the steps that were examined across all of these articles.There is much to consider when patching your Linux environment and it's well worth planning out the approach before you start.

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Linux Patching #9 - Rolling back all the changes

This article is the last in this series and discusses how to roll back the patches that have been made on a Linux system.

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Linux Patching #8 - Applying the security-minimal patch

So now, after all the preparation we are ready to actually apply the security patches!There are a number of options we have for patching - based on how much we would like to patch (the scope).

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Linux Patching #7 - Cataloging the Linux System before and after patching

In this article, we're going to take a look at Cataloging the state of a Linux system - both before and after a patching run.

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Linux Patching #6 - Using RPM tools

Continuing on with the series, this article looks at some of the powerful tooling available with the Linux 'rpm' command.

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Linux Patching #5 - Using yum utilities to help in the patching process

This article is a little different from the previous ones - in that it takes a look at some of the useful utilities 'yum' provides in order to support the patching work.

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Linux Patching #4 - Scripts to enable and disable non-patching & patching repositories

This next article in the series discusses how to enable and disable locally available repositories.

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Linux Patching #3 - Nightly refresh of Repositories

Continuing on with the Linux patching series, this article looks at how to make sure the newly set up patching repositories are kept up to date on a nightly basis.

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Linux Patching #2 - Setting up local repositories and Apache directories

So, onto part #2 of this series - setting up the Linux repositories that will be accessed from our VMs.

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Linux Patching #1 - Introduction and Overview

As we all know, patching is an important and necessary part of the Support work we do. In terms of Linux, patching of Linux servers is a vital part of ensuring that there are no security holes that could be exploited by outside attackers.

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Part#2: Removing SSH 'pem' files from Jump Boxes in AWS - Getting it working

Hi Everyone,

In Part #1 of this series : Removing SSH 'pem' files from Jump Boxes in AWS - Introduction, I described the problem of SSH management and started on a solution to restrict the spread of SSH key distribution across the servers in an environment.

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Part #1: Removing SSH 'pem' files from Jumpboxes in AWS - Introduction

Hi Everyone,

During the work of a major Client Project, one issue that was continually on my mind was how we were using SSH 'pem' files on the non-prod and prod jump boxes.

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