BlueCat Server Update Services

BlueCat Server Update Services provides flexible update and patch management for server farms to ensure resilient and secure infrastructure.

What is it?

BlueCat Server Update Services scales DDI software updates and patch management for small and large environments. It provides real-time system information in a central dashboard for admins to update servers programmatically. Users can flexibly group and schedule servers through a GUI or API, with multiple batch execution options for updates and patches.

The challenge

To ensure that network environments are always secure and resilient, network admins need to quickly schedule and automate updates and patches to critical DDI infrastructure. Without an efficient way to view all system information and programmatically apply updates, maintenance windows are missed and errors become frequent. That means admins can mistakenly take down all servers, resulting in business disruption and revenue loss.

Easy navigation

Easily navigate server metadata and server batch assignments all from one web-based console.

Complete confidence

Get notified and identify the status of updates and patches, ensuring critical apps and services are running.

Zero-touch updates

Schedule batch updates using the native UI or APIs to automate server updates.

Maintain service

Flexible server staging options allow users to run updates programmatically and ensure the business is always moving.


  • Server batching: Migrate existing server groups from BlueCat Address Manager to create respective batches or create a new batch from managed BlueCat DNS/DHCP servers.
  • Applying updates: Combine updates and patches into a single event and apply it to one or more server batches.
  • Event list: View all updates in progress to completion with details such as the time of the event, server batches included, and the user that started the event.
  • Scheduling: Specify updates or patches to be applied to one or more servers and pre-stage when they should take place.
  • Automated provisioning: Leverage RESTful APIs to automate patching, upgrades, and inventory reporting for servers.
  • Advanced configurations: Across a group of servers, manage complex configurations like custom syslog redirection or Anycast settings from one central UI.