Version Patch 1 for version 8.7


Patch 1 for version 8.7.00 has following updates:

Enhancements to NSH proxy sessions

A session timeout for NSH Proxy Sessions was introduced in version 8.7.00 (see performance improvements). Prior to this patch, the only way to control this timeout was by using the blasadmin command NshProxyApplicationSessionTimeOut. You can now control this timeout by creating a configuration file, openssl_sessions.cnf in <install-dir>/rscd. In this configuration file, include the following two parameters:

  • session_reuse : The number of times an NSH session can be reused. To disable the reuse of sessions, assign a value of 0; to enable it, assign a value of 1 or more.
  • session_timeout: Amount of time in seconds after which the NSH session will time out. Note that the default timeout is 86400 seconds (24 hours).



In addition, BMC Server Automation now performs an automatic cleanup of temporary files created during NSH sessions for the RSCD agent, and you no longer need to use a cleanup script to delete these files. The temporary files created under the RSCD/sessions folder are automatically deleted when the NSH session times out or is closed and a new session is activated.

For more information, see To control Network Shell proxy sessions.

Performance improvement for DBM Online Cleanup

Online Database Maintenance has improved the performance for cleanup of the following modules:

  • Compliance
  • Patch
  • Deploy
  • JobRunEvent

Build information


Build number

EPD version number

Release date

Patch 1 for version 3, 2015

Downloading the patch

Patch 1 for version 8.7.00 includes full installers for all components. You can download the files for version from the BMC Server Automation 8.7.00 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.

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. 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 8.5.x, 8.6.x, and 8.7.00 versions. For further instructions, see Upgrading and Walkthrough: Upgrading using the configurator and individual component installers.

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