The Automox dashboard provides a high-level view of your device patch and compliance status.
The Overview diagram shows you a breakdown of devices by each of the five different categories. At a glance you can see just how many of the devices on your network are Up to Date as opposed to those in the Needs Attention category. Each number shown in a category tile corresponds to the number of devices in that category.
Up to Date
The center Up to Date diagram provides at a glance the status of your devices. The largest number in the center shows how many of your devices are up-to-date, which refers to devices that are fully compliant, do not need attention, and have no other pending status conditions. You can see the total number of Devices that are managed with Automox. The final number lets you know the percentage of your Devices that are fully up-to-date.
From the Manual Approval tile, you can see how many devices have associated manual approval policies. When you click the Manual Approval tile from the dashboard, the Packages Ready For Approval page opens. Here you can view a list of all packages that fall under any manual approval policy that exists in the system. From here you can approve and reject packages manually, search for specific packages, or select and view details about individual manual approval policies. For details about the manual approval process, see Manual Approval.
Note: If the manual approval policy is not active, new patches are automatically scheduled according to the patch policy and listed in the Scheduled Updates category.
From the Scheduled Updates tile, you can see how many devices are scheduled to be patched. Click the tile to view a list of the devices.
If devices have failed to patch for any reason, those devices are identified in the Needs Attention category. Click the tile to view the list of devices. These devices might require a reboot to complete the patching process, or perhaps there are other issues that require troubleshooting.
You can get a list of devices that need attention by creating reports. See Automox Reports and follow the Non-compliant devices report instructions.
If you have questions about this, contact Automox Support directly in the console by clicking the feedback button or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Exceptions tile, you can see how many devices that have been marked as special devices for any of the following reasons:
- The device is used for testing or development.
- It is a legacy device.
- The device will not do well in the normal patch process.
The Exceptions category allows you to identify and monitor these types of “special” devices. By identifying a device as an exception, Automox continues to manage these devices, but does not include any errors from these in the Needs Attention category statistics. This way you can continue to manage and monitor these special devices without having failures caused by these devices skew any of your reporting or metrics. You can mark a device as an exception from the Device Details page. To do this, toggle the Exception switch between Yes and No.