email@example.comAs of this morning I'm done with Kaseya's patch updates. 3 of our servers this morning never came back up from a restart and I had to drive to all three to restart them and get them up, on good friday too yay.
We do patch updates at 1 AM Friday Morning, and have servers reboot at 4 AM if needed after patch updates. Is this not enough time for patches to install and maybe its restarting before it finishes or what? Or is it something else that is causing these servers to hang at restart and not come back online. This is so not worth it, everything was running fine when we'd do them manually. What is the difference? Is kaseya installing updates that it shouldnt be?
ReedMikelIt sure would be nice if K's Automatic Updates supported Pre/Post script options like Initial Update does. I would include a Reboot in the post script (if it existed).
CCDaveThis is something that is included in K2. You can setup Pre/Post scripts (similar to the Initial Update Pre/Post scripts) for Automatic Update. I have tested this on a test network and it worked as I wanted.
This is perfect for having to patch workstations during the business day. Create a notification script to use the Kaseya notifications or Notifu (I love Notifu, BTW) both at the beginning and end of the patching cycle.
ReedMikelHave you found a way to display date/time with Notifu?
CCDaveI'm not sure why you would need date/time with Notifu. This is a balloon-type popup that you configure to "come and go" usually without any interaction.
If you still need date/time, you should try some of the variables or database views. You could try which would be the last time the agent checked in (which should be current).
Mark.HodgesAny of these machines have external USB drives installed on them? Many of our SMB clients have usb drives installed for backups which they rotate.
A large majority of these servers will hang when trying to boot back up until the drive is removed. We've played with bios levels, disabling USB boot support, boot orders,etc without alot of luck.