Installing the script-based patching solution for Solaris 11

Use the following steps to install the script-based solution for the management of Solaris 11 patches. During the installation, scripts are stored in the depot and an extended object is imported into the Configuration Object Dictionary.

To install the script-based patching solution for Solaris 11

  1. From your local BMC Support representative, obtain the package for Solaris 11 patching, Solaris11_Script-8.6.00.zip, and store it in a temporary location.
  2. Extract the Solaris11_Script-<version>.zip file locally on the host computer of the BMC Server Automation Application Server, into the NSH directory (typically C:\Program Files\BMC Software\BladeLogic\NSH or /opt/bmc/bladelogic/NSH).
    The extracted top-level Solaris11_Script-<version> directory contains two sub-directories — Scripts and Solaris 11 Analysis Results_Solaris_Solaris.
  3. Through a command prompt, run the install.nsh utility from within the Solaris11_Script-<version> directory. Use the following command:

    nsh Install.nsh -u <user> -p <password> -r <role> -v <profile>
    OptionDescription
    -u userThe user to run the installation.
    -p passwordA valid password for the specified user.
    -r roleThe user's role.
    This option is necessary only if the user performing the installation was assigned multiple roles.
    -v profileA specific profile to use during installation, if you want to override the use of defaultProfile.

    Example

    nsh Install.nsh -u BLAdmin -p "" -r BLAdmins -v myServerProfile

    A subfolder named Solaris Patch Analysis is created in the Depot folder. This folder contains two NSH scripts — the UpdateRepo script and the Solaris 11 Patching script.

  4. Through the BMC Server Automation Console, import an extended object named Solaris 11 Analysis Results into the Configuration Object Dictionary:

    1. To open the Configuration Object Dictionary, select Configuration > Config Object Dictionary.
    2. To open the Import wizard, click Import Configuration Object
    3. On the first wizard panel, the Select Import Source Directory panel, select the Solaris 11 Analysis Results_Solaris_Solaris directory that you extracted in step 2. Then click Next.
    4. On the Import contents panel, ensure that an extended object named Solaris 11 Analysis Results appears. Then click Finish.

    The extended object is imported into the Configuration Object Dictionary. You can later use this extended object to view patching analysis results through Live Browse.
    For more information about importing objects, see Importing BMC Server Automation objects.

 

Where to go from here

You can now use the installed NSH scripts to perform the following tasks:

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