4.4 Checking the Client Status

The third tab called Clients Status contains the status information about all the clients that use the repositories on your SMT server. It is divided into two main parts: the list of the clients and the detailed information.

You can read the client's host name, the date and time of the last network contact with the SMT server, and its update status. The update status can be one of the following:


The client packages are updated to their last version available in the production repository.

Updates available

This status means that there are updates available for the client that are either optional or recommended.


Either security patches or package manager patches are available for the client.

In the lower part of the window, more detailed information about the highlighted client is available. It usually consists of extended status information and detailed information about the number and types of available updates.

Figure 4-4 Clients Status