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OS support

This page lists the changes in OS support in BMC Server Automation version 8.3, including changes implemented in BMC Server Automation 8.2 Service Packs.

For a complete list of supported platforms for the various components of the BMC BladeLogic Server Automation Suite, see the BMC Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility Utility.

New components added to currently supported platforms

The following table list new combinations of operating systems and components that are supported in BMC Server Automation 8.3. (A plus sign (plus) indicates support.)

Platform

RSCD Agent

BMC Server Automation Console

Network Shell (NSH)

Application Server

PXE and TFTP

Provisioning

Patch

Microsoft Windows (x86) 8 (plus)   (plus)       (plus)
Microsoft Windows (x64) 8 64-bit native (plus)   (plus)       (plus)
Microsoft Windows (x64) 2012 64-bit native   (plus)      

(plus)

 
Microsoft Windows (x64) 2012 R2 64-bit native

(plus) 2

         

(plus) 2

Oracle Solaris (sun4u) 11

 

(plus)

Oracle Solaris (x86) 11

 

(plus)

Oracle Solaris (x64) 11

 

(plus)

Ubuntu 10

 

(plus) 1

Ubuntu 11

 

(plus) 1

Ubuntu 12

 

(plus) 1

1 Support added in version 8.3.01
2 Support added in version 8.3.02.001

Deprecated platform support

Support for the following operating systems has been deprecated or is planned to be deprecated.

Deprecated in version 8.3

BMC Server Automation 8.3 no longer supports the following platforms:

  • HP-UX (PA-RISC) 11.11 (11i v1)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (x86) 3
  • Oracle Solaris (sun4u) 8
  • Oracle Solaris (sun4u) 9 by the BMC Server Automation Application Server

Deprecated in the next release

The next release of BMC Server Automation will not support components on the following platforms:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

In addition, the next release of BMC Server Automation will not support the following:

  • BMC BladeLogic Bulk RSCD Agent Installer

    The BMC Unified Agent Installer replaces the BMC BladeLogic Bulk RSCD Agent Installer.
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