Version 8.7.00.005: Patch 5 for version 8.7
This topic contains information about the CDN support added in this patch (product version 8.7.00.005) and provides instructions for downloading and installing the patch.
For information about issues corrected in this patch, see Known and corrected issues.
EPD version number
|Patch 5 for version 8.7||8.7.00.306||8.7.00.005||July 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 version||Supported processor architectures|
|RHEL 5, 6, and 7|
The following table shows the features supported in the earlier XML-RPC environment and now in CDN channels:
CDN support for RHEL versions 5, 6, and 7
|Child channels support for RHEL versions 5 and 6||Yes*||Yes|
|zSeries support for RHEL 5, 6, and 7||Yes*||Yes|
|Update Level support for RHEL 5, 6, and 7||Yes*||Yes|
|Errata support for RHEL 5, 6, and 7||Yes*||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.
In addition to the CDN support this patch also provides fixes for the following product issues:
- MultiExcerpt named 'BSACorrected87' was not found
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:
- To use a centralized UI for installation of most BMC Server Automation components, see Installing using the unified product installer.
- 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 or Walkthrough: Installing individual components for Linux and Oracle environments, depending on your environment.
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: