Patch Downloads Are Performed As Background Tasks
All patch downloads are performed as background tasks, regardless of how they are initiated. In other words, the download is launched as its own separate Windows task. This means you can initiate a patch download and then move on to other work within Security Controls without having to wait for the download to complete. This also means you can have multiple patch downloads active at the same time.
•Is there a practical limit to the number of patch downloads you can have active at the same time?
Yes. It is dependent on the CPU and memory size of the console machine. It is also dependent on the number of other tasks currently active (for example, other patch scans, patch deployments, etc.). While there is no exact answer, you'll know you've reached a practical limit if Security Controls starts responding slowly.
•How will I know when a download completes?
The Operations Monitor will display the status of the patch download.