Version Patch 5 for version 8.7

This topic contains information about the CDN support added in this patch (product version and provides instructions for downloading and installing the patch.


For information about issues corrected in this patch, see Known and corrected issues.

Build information


Build number

EPD version number

Release date

Patch 5 for version 7, 2017

Content Delivery Network (CDN) patching support for Red Hat

You can now download patches from the CDN (reposync) Red Hat network for both online and offline RHEL patch catalogs. The following table lists the OS version-Architecture combination of patches that are supported by the CDN (reposync) Red Hat Network.

RHEL OS versionSupported processor architectures
RHEL 5, 6, and 7
  • x86_64
  • x86
  • s390x zSeries

The following table shows the features supported in the earlier XML-RPC environment and now in CDN channels:

RHEL feature


CDN support for RHEL versions 5, 6, and 7

Child channels support for RHEL versions 5 and 6
zSeries support for RHEL 5, 6, and 7Yes*Yes
Update Level support for RHEL 5, 6, and 7Yes*Yes
Errata support for RHEL 5, 6, and 7Yes*Yes

* RHEL 7 is not supported by the XMLRPC download method 

For more information about creating a patch catalog using the CDN method, see Creating a patch catalog for RHEL.
For information specific to setting up an offline repository for RHEL using the CDN method, see Preparing the configuration file for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Product fixes

In addition to the CDN support this patch also provides fixes for the following product issues:

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For a full list of known and corrected issues, see Known and corrected issues.

Downloading the patch

Patch 5 for version 8.7 includes full installers for all components. You can download the files from the BMC Server Automation 8.7 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.


Before you proceed with the installation or upgrade to this patch, note that you cannot upgrade to 8.9.00 or 8.9.01 from 8.7 Patch 5. However, you will be able to upgrade to version 8.9.02 after it is released. To receive proactive notifications for new releases, subscribe to BMC Server Automation's Subscription List on the BMC Support site.

Installing the patch as a fresh product installation

If you are installing this patch as a fresh product installation, do one of the following:

Upgrading to the patch

You can upgrade to this patch from product versions 8.5.x, 8.6.x, and 8.7.x.

To upgrade, do one of the following:

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