Check for normal and security updates via APT
|Distribution: ||official part of Check_MK|
|Supported Agents: ||Linux|
This check checks for available normal and security updates by trying
apt-get update or apt-get dist-upgrade without actually installing
packets. It works on Debian and Ubuntu. You need to deploy the plugin
mk_apt in order for the check to work. It is recommended to install
this plugin with asynchronous execution and at an interval with at
least one hour.
The check gets critical if there are security updates available.
It gets warning, if there are other updates available. These two
states can be overriden via a WATO rule.
One service will be created for each system where the mk_apt
plugin is being installed and the command apt-get is present.