Version 8.6.01.001: Patch 1 for Service Pack 1

This topic contains information about fixes and updates in Patch 1 for Service Pack 1 (product version 8.6.01.001), and provides instructions for downloading and installing the patch. It includes the following sections:

Updates

Patch 1 for BMC Server Automation 8.6 SP1 includes various fixes for product issues. For information about issues corrected in this patch, see 8901Known and corrected issues.

Build information

Release

Build number

EPD version number

Release date

Patch 1 for Service Pack 1 8.6.01.71 8.6.01.001 December 3, 2015

Downloading the patch

Patch 1 for version 8.6.01 includes full installers for all components. You can download the files for version 8.6.01.001 from the BMC Server Automation 8.6.01 download page at the BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) website.

For full download instructions, see Downloading the installation files.

For a list of installation programs by OS, see Installation programs for BMC Server Automation.

The following figure shows an example of some of the patch files on EPD:

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 Installing individual components.

Run the SQL Update scripts found in the 86-SQL_Update_Scripts.zip file after installing the Application Server and Console. This file is available on the EPD under BBSA 8.6.00 Optional Components . Download and extract the option file and run these scripts as the BMC Server Automation database owner (as provided to blasadmin).

Upgrading to the patch

You can upgrade to this patch from version 8.6.01 only.

The upgrade steps for this patch depend on the BMC Server Automation from which you are upgrading.  If you are on 8.3.x and 8.5.versions, first upgrade to version 8.6.01 and then upgrade to this patch. Note the upgrade paths defined in the following table:

Upgrade path See these topics for details

Upgrading from 8.3.x or earlier

If you need to upgrade from a BMC Server Automation version earlier than 8.3, you must first upgrade to the latest 8.5 service pack, as discussed in the Upgrading section of the BMC Server Automation 8.5 online documentation. Afterwards, you can upgrade from version 8.5.xx to 8.6 SP1.

Upgrading from 8.3.x or 8.5.x

If you are running BMC Server Automation 8.3.x or 8.5.x:

For 64-bit Linux and Windows platforms, you can use the unified product installer to upgrade to version 8.6 SP1, as described in Upgrading to version 8.6 SP1 for Microsoft Windows and Linux.

For Solaris platforms, use the manual upgrade process described in Upgrading to version 8.6 SP1 for Solaris.

Upgrading from 8.6.01

Follow the instructions in Installing individual components for the specific component you are upgrading.

You also need to run the SQL Update scripts  found in the 86-SQL_Update_Scripts.zip file after upgrading the Application Server and Console. This file is available on EPD under BBSA 8.6.00 Optional Components . Download and extract the option file and run these scripts as the BMC Server Automation database owner (as provided to blasadmin).

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