BMC Software is alerting users of BMC Server Automation for Windows Patching that they need to upgrade the BMC Server Automation application server and Windows target servers to the latest versions to ensure the continued functioning of Windows Patching within the product.
Ivanti has announced the end-of-life for an underlying Shavlik SDK version that BMC Server Automation uses to get updates for Windows patches. The original end-of-life support for Shavlik 9.1 was December 31, 2018. The end-of-life support is now extended to September 30, 2019, which provides users with additional time to upgrade BMC Server Automation application server and the BMC Server Automation RSCD Agents running on Windows target servers.
The following topics describe the patch management process for servers operating on various platforms:
- Patch management overview and workflow
- Preparatory tasks for patch management
- Setting up the patch catalogs
- Performing patch analysis
- Performing patch remediation
- Example patching scenarios
For information about Patching Jobs, see Creating a Patching Job.