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Patch 5 for Service Pack 1: version

This topic contains information about fixes and updates in Patch 5 for Service Pack 1 (product version, and provides instructions for downloading and installing the patch. It includes the following sections:

The video at right walks you through the process of upgrading to SP1 patch 5.

You can also review the following entry on BMC Communities:

The Pulse: Upgrading a BSA 8.5.x environment to 8.5.1 Patch 5


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


Patch 5 for BMC Server Automation 8.5 SP1 includes following updates:

  • Multiple performance fixes for previous 8.5.x versions, as described in Known and corrected issues.
  • Patch domain historical database cleanup is enabled. For more information see, Cleaning up the BMC Server Automation database.
  • Support for Patch Analysis over a Wide Area Network (over a repeater) was added in Service Pack 1 and is temporarily disabled in Patch 5.

Build information


Build number

EPD version number

Release date

Patch 5 for Service Pack 23, 2015

Downloading the patch

Patch 5 for Service Pack 1 includes full installers for all components. You can download the files for version 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

The upgrade steps for this patch depend on the BMC Server Automation from which you are upgrading. The following sections explain the two paths.

Upgrade pathSee this topic for details

Upgrading from 8.3.x or earlier

Upgrading to 8.5.01 Patch 5 from version 8.3.x or earlier

Upgrading from 8.5.x

Upgrading to 8.5.01 Patch 5 from version 8.5.x


The installation programs for BMC Vendor Patch Management 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.

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