This is a functionality which will definitely make it easier to Manage and Maintain the Radia Client Automation and will automate the upgrade process or the process of applying hotfix.
We can make use of the maintenance package to do this through .xpi and .xpr files. This will allow us to upgrade the satellites same as in case of agent upgrade or when applying the hotfix client machines. Extend the functionality of PRDMAINT to include Satellites, treat them as a client and upgrade and apply hotfixes.
Instead of using RADDBUTIL/ ZEDMAMS to import these .xpi .xpr, make use of a single .msp/msi installer. Which is similar to the one used when applying the Cumulative patch update, this will import and replace all the files on CORE directories as well as on the CSDB.
Cumulative patch release process needs to be streamlined in the same as above. With .msp/msi installer seperate for CORE, and one for OSManager.
The packages related to Usage Manager can all be bundled in the same .msi/.msp installer but selectively applied based on the licensing.
Admin tools patching can follow the same PRDMAINT maintenance package approach and packed in a single installer.
The above process will reduce the repetetive tasks of applying the patches on all satellites manually and will also minimise the human error.
It will automate the process and will be easier to plan and Test new patch deployments in the environment. Installer packaging will also allow for easier rollback in case of issues that arise as part of new patch deployment.