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Patch 2 for Service Pack 1: version 8.5.01.002

This topic contains information about fixes and updates in Patch 2 for Service Pack 1 (product version 8.5.01.002), and provides instructions for downloading and installing the patch.

Tip

For information about issues corrected in this patch, see  Known and corrected issues.

Updates

The following sections present the updates that Patch 2 for Service Pack 1 introduces into the BMC Server Automation product.

New version of OpenSSL

The version of OpenSSL used by BMC Server Automation has been upgraded to OpenSSL 0.9.8zb.

New memory statistics in the Application Server log file

The log file on the Application Server, appserver.log, now contains several new memory usage statistics. In addition to the statistics that were previously provided regarding JVM memory and file descriptors, the Memory Monitor entries in the log file now include statistics for the following items:

  • Work item threads
  • NSH proxy threads
  • Client connections
  • Database connections — from the client-connection pool, job-connection pool, and general-connection pool

Numbers of used threads and used client connections are presented as number of used out of total number of items available. For database connections from the pools, the numbers are number of connections / available connections / used connections / maximum connections.

Build information

Release

Build number

EPD version number

Release date

Patch 2 for Service Pack 18.5.01.2318.5.01.002October 15, 2014

Downloading the patch

Patch 2 for Service Pack 1 includes full installers for all components. You can download the files for version 8.5.01.002 from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) website. For download instructions, see Downloading the installation files. For a list of installation programs by OS, see Installation programs for BMC Server Automation.

Installing the patch as a fresh product installation

If you are installing this patch as a fresh product installation, download the Patch files and then follow the instructions in Performing the installation.

Upgrading to the patch

To upgrade to the patch, follow the instructions in Upgrading.

Note

The installation programs for BMC Vendor Patch Management and BMC BladeLogic Advanced Repeater were not upgraded for patches. If you have installed version 8.5.00 for any of these programs, you do not need to upgrade these programs when upgrading to the patch level.

Note the following special tasks that you must perform during an upgrade to a patch, after upgrading the Application Server and Console:

Special condition or scenarioTask description
If upgrading from 8.3.x or earlierRun the Data Migration Manager using the version 8.5.01.002 external files to upgrade your Oracle or SQL Server database to version 8.5.01.
Any upgradeRun the SQL Update scripts found in the 85-SP1-P2-SQL_Update_Scripts.zip file. This file is available in the BMC Server Automation 8.5.01.002 section of the EPD. Run these scripts as the BMC Server Automation database owner (as provided to blasadmin).
If upgrading from a version earlier than 8.0Run the postmigration file to migrate pre-8.x compliance rules and discovery signatures.
If smart group conditions were defined in any earlier versionRun the postmigration file to migrate and update smart group conditions.
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