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July 07, 20178.5.01.05-Hotfix-2: Support for CDN channels for RHEL patchingAnnounces a hotfix for BMC Server Automation 8.5.01, which provides a fix for RHEL patching. 
June 14, 2016Notification of Windows RSCD Agent vulnerability in BMC Server Automation, CVE-2016-5063Alerts users to a security problem in the RSCD agent on Microsoft Windows platforms for all versions of BMC Server Automation, up to and including version 8.7 Patch 2, as well as in any BMC solution that includes this technology.
March 2, 2016Notification of critical security issue in BMC Server Automation, CVE-2016-1542, CVE-2016-1543Alerts users to a security problem in the RSCD agent on UNIX and Linux platforms for all versions of BMC Server Automation, as well as in any BMC solution that includes this technology.
June 2, 2015Technical bulletinsMicrosoft is ending support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. BMC will not qualify Windows Server 2003 for any upcoming service packs or new releases of BMC BladeLogic Server Automation after July 14, 2015. For more information, see Technical bulletins.
March 20, 2015Getting started with compliance

New Automation Academy topics are available! The Automation Academy introduces you to a key BladeLogic use case and then provides several step by step, cookbook-style examples that walk you through a specific aspect of that use case. The initial release of Automation Academy included topics on automation concepts, provisioning, and configuration management. The new set of topics focuses on compliance.

April 23, 2015Patch 5 for Service Pack 1: version 8.5.01.005

Fixes included in this patch are listed in Known and corrected issues. For detailed upgrade instructions, see the following:

March 20, 2015Getting started with patch management

New Automation Academy topics are available! This new set of topics focuses on patch management, and includes the following sections:

January 5, 2014Patch 4 for Service Pack 1: version 8.5.01.004Fixes listed in Known and corrected issues.
December 17, 2014Introduction of Automation Academy

The initial release of Automation Academy focuses on introducing you to the concepts of automation, provisioning, and configuration management, and includes the following sections:

December 10, 2014Patch 3 for Service Pack 1: version 8.5.01.003Fixes listed in Known and corrected issues and the update about new blasadmin setting.
October 15, 2014Patch 2 for Service Pack 1: version 8.5.01.002Fixes listed in Known and corrected issues.
September 2, 2014Patch 1 for Service Pack1: version 8.5.01.001Fixes listed in Known and corrected issues.
August 22, 2014Patch Remediation Jobs fail with Error: Cannot connect to URLFlash notification for BMC Server Automation patching remediation jobs failing for certain Microsoft Windows patches.
July 7, 2014Service Pack 1: version 8.5.01

Lists the enhancements available in version 8.5 as follows:

May 16, 2014

Installation cheat sheet for Microsoft Windows and SQL Server environments

Installation cheat sheet for Linux and Oracle environments

These two new pages provide end to end installation quick references for both Microsoft Windows and Linux platforms.

May 6, 2014Patch 2: version 8.5.00.002Fixes listed in Known and corrected issues.
April 11, 2014Patch 1: version 8.5.00.001Fixes listed in Known and corrected issues and the update about 90meter middleware support.

February 24, 2014

8.5.00 enhancements

Lists the enhancements available in version 8.5 as follows:

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