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OS support

This page lists the changes in OS support in BMC Server Automation version 8.5.

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.

For more information on Guest OS Customization Matrix  for Virtualization, see Virtualization enhancements.

New components added to currently supported platforms

The following table lists new combinations of operating systems and components that are supported in BMC Server Automation 8.5. (A plus sign (plus) indicates support.)



Network Shell


PXE and




Debian (x86) 6.0


Debian (x64) 6.0

Microsoft Windows (x86) 8      (plus)
Microsoft Windows (x64) 8 64-bit native      (plus)
Microsoft Windows (x64) 2012 64-bit native  (plus)(plus)    
Microsoft Windows (x64) 2012 R2 64-bit native(plus)    (plus)(plus) 

Oracle Solaris (x86) 11



Oracle Solaris (x64) 11



Ubuntu 10



Ubuntu 11



Ubuntu 12.04



Recent functionality changes in version 8.5

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

Deprecated platform support in version 8.5

BMC Server Automation 8.5 no longer supports the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 platform. This deprecated support for Windows 2003 applies only to Application Servers.

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