If you have not already heard, the Ubuntu 22.04 release date is scheduled on April 21, 2022. This is an LTS (long term support) release that Canonical publishes every two years, and will continue to support for the next five years. Ubuntu users are recommended to use the latest LTS release as it is tested, stable, and includes secure iterations of Canonical’s Ubuntu operating system.
Because Ubuntu 22.04 is free, IT admins might not hesitate when it comes to upgrading their systems with the latest LTS release. However, as with any new major release, there may be some resistance or hesitation to upgrade immediately, whether due to security concerns, stability concerns for server use, or unknowns related to manual or tedious patch management processes.
To better support IT admins with the upkeep and maintenance of this (and other) releases, JumpCloud now offers OS patching for Ubuntu! IT admins can use the patch management capabilities of JumpCloud to easily schedule and enforce updates on their Ubuntu Linux devices like they can with Windows and macOS devices as well.
The new Ubuntu policies come pre-configured with conservative defaults for IT admins to use out-of-the-box. What this means is that IT admins can now simply configure their devices for patch management in seconds, checking “OS patch management” off their To-Do list. In addition, IT admins have the ability to restrict major upgrades to LTS versions if they choose to do so.
What is JumpCloud Patch Management?
JumpCloud Patch Management enables organizations to easily schedule and manage all their macOS, Windows and Linux (Ubuntu systems) in a single console for greater visibility, automation, and reporting, while strengthening their devices’ security posture and meeting their organizational compliance needs.
The Devices Overview page shows you the state of your current macOS, Windows, and Linux fleet. The Overview tab on the Devices page shows you the current state of your fleet, divided into major OS families in the donut chart at the top left, with breakouts for macOS, Windows, and Linux platforms on the right grouped by unique versions.