Notice in this screen that the highlighted patch has a status of scheduled. (Look in the "Deployment" column.) Although I specified that the patch should be deployed immediately, the console shows that the offline image is scheduled for deployment, but that the action hasn't yet been executed.
eWEEK Labs tests Shavlik NetChk Protect 6.5, the first tool we've used that enables offline virtual machine patching.
By Cameron Sturdevant
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