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Version Patch 2 for Service Pack 1

This topic contains information about fixes and updates in Patch 2 for Service Pack 1 (product version, and provides instructions for downloading and installing the patch. It includes the following sections:


Patch 2 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


Build number

EPD version number

Release date

Patch 2 for Service Pack 15, 2016

Downloading the patch

Patch 2 for version 8.6.01 includes full installers for all components. You can download the files for version 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, use either of the following methods:

Installation MethodDescription
Unified product installerTo use a centralized UI for installation of most BMC Server Automation components, see Installing using the unified product installer.
Individual component installers

To install individual components, download the Patch files and then follow the instructions in Installing individual components. To see an overview of the installation steps, see Walkthrough: Installing individual components for Microsoft Windows and SQL Server environments and Walkthrough: Installing individual components for Linux and Oracle environments, depending on your environment.

Upgrading to the patch

 You can upgrade to this patch from 8.3.x, 8.5.x, or earlier versions of 8.6.x. 

Upgrading fromDescription
Versions earlier than 8.3If you need to upgrade to this patch 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
8.3.x, 8.5.x, or earlier versions of 8.6.x

You can directly upgrade to this patch by using the unified product installer or individual component installers. as discussed in the Upgrading section of the BMC Server Automation 8.6 online documentation. This topic also provides information on how to decide which upgrade method (unified product installer or individual component installers) is best for your environment.

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