When designing and implementing a methodology to manage software updates, administrators can also plan for and select appropriate hardware updates, thereby consolidating both functions into a single process that can help keep environments stable and reliable.
This article provides best-practices guidelines for those who manage, review or approve hardware updates for Dell servers or oversee Dell server-based data centers and test environments. The update process described in this article is based on a high-level, four-stage patch management process model. The four phases are:
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