Updating or deleting a custom patch baseline - Amazon Systems Manager
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Updating or deleting a custom patch baseline

You can update or delete a custom patch baseline that you have created in Patch Manager, a capability of Amazon Systems Manager. When you update a patch baseline, you can change its name or description, its approval rules, and its exceptions for approved and rejected patches. You can also update the tags that are applied to the patch baseline. You can't change the operating system type that a patch baseline has been created for, and you can't make changes to a predefined patch baseline provided by Amazon.

Updating or deleting a patch baseline

Follow these steps to update or delete a patch baseline.


Use caution when deleting a custom patch baseline that might be used by a patch policy configuration in Quick Setup.

If you are using a patch policy configuration in Quick Setup, updates you make to custom patch baselines are synchronized with Quick Setup once an hour.

If a custom patch baseline that was referenced in a patch policy is deleted, a banner displays on the Quick Setup Configuration details page for your patch policy. The banner informs you that the patch policy references a patch baseline that no longer exists, and that subsequent patching operations will fail. In this case, return to the Quick Setup Configurations page, select the Patch Manager configuration , and choose Actions, Edit configuration. The deleted patch baseline name is highlighted, and you must select a new patch baseline for the affected operating system.

To update or delete a patch baseline
  1. Open the Amazon Systems Manager console at https://console.amazonaws.cn/systems-manager/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Patch Manager.


    If the Amazon Systems Manager home page opens first, choose the menu icon ( 
    The menu icon
  ) to open the navigation pane, and then choose Patch Manager.

  3. Choose the patch baseline that you want to update or delete, and then do one of the following:

    • To remove the patch baseline from your Amazon Web Services account, choose Delete. The system prompts you to confirm your actions.

    • To make changes to the patch baseline name or description, approval rules, or patch exceptions, choose Edit. On the Edit patch baseline page, change the values and options that you want, and then choose Save changes.

    • To add, change, or delete tags applied to the patch baseline, choose the Tags tab, and then choose Edit tags. On the Edit patch baseline tags page, make updates to the patch baseline tags, and then choose Save changes.

    For information about the configuration choices you can make, see Working with custom patch baselines.