Creating a patch catalog in offline mode
In an air-gapped environment, in which Internet access is not available to the Application Server, you download the metadata and payload information first to a server outside of the BMC Server Automation environment using a utility provided by BMC. For information about this utility and how to use it to download patches, see Setting up the Offline Patch Downloader utility.
The following procedure assumes that the downloads to the offline repository are done.
Use this procedure to create a patch catalog in Offline mode, using the previously downloaded patches.
Navigate to the Windows offline downloader utility located in the installer package at the following location:
Where <installer-path> is the path to the extracted installer package on the Linux payload machine.
Run the offline downloader utility and pass the the location of the the configuration file as a parameter.
If you are using BMC Server Automation 8.6, click here...
If you are using BMC Server Automation 8.6, you cannot run the offline downloader on a Linux machine. You can define the patch payload location and repository location on a Linux machine, but the offline downloader must be run on a Windows machine.
Windows patch payload is downloaded to the payload repository location that you defined while creating the configuration file. The patch payload location should contain the following files:
Add the following files to a location in the Depot after each execution of the offline downloader utility. For information about adding files to the depot, see Adding files to the Depot.
|5||Perform the following:|
The New Patch Catalog wizard opens. On the General panel perform the following:
On the Windows Catalog panel, select Source From Disk Repository (Offline Mode).
In the Repository Options section, provide information in the following required fields:
Note: The payload source location and the repository location can be the same.
In the Repository Options section, browse to and select the metadata and payload files added to the depot location (see this step).
Define the types of patches that you want to include in the catalog by selecting the same filters you have entered in the configuration file that contains the XML information used by the Patch Downloader utility.
The Default Notifications panel appears.
|12||The Properties panel provides a list of properties automatically assigned to a Catalog Job. For any property that has a check in the Editable column, select the property and click in the Value column.|
The Schedules panel allows you to schedule a job to execute immediately, schedule a job at a specific time in the future, schedule a job on a recurring basis, and define notifications that are issued when a job runs.
Select the Execute job now option in the top-left corner of the Schedules panel to execute the catalog update job immediately after the wizard exits.
If you want to schedule the execution of the catalog update job at a future time, click here ...
|14||The Permissions list is an access control list (ACL) granting roles access to any objects created in the system, such as jobs, servers, or depot objects. ACLs control access to all objects, including the sharing of objects between roles.|
Using the Permissions panel, you can add individual permissions to an object. You can also set permissions by adding ACL templates or ACL policies. For more information, see Patch catalog - Permissions.
In this walkthrough we are using the default permissions. Click Finish.
The wizard creates the Patch Catalog Job and adds an object for it in the Depot location that you specified on the first wizard panel.