Patch Downloader utility for IBM AIX

The Patch Downloader is available from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) website.

The downloader is either aix_downloader.bat (for running on Microsoft Windows) or (for running on AIX or Linux). To install, extract the file and place it in a directory on the server.

Either this utility must be run on an AIX platform, or the Repository Location field in the patch catalog must be on an AIX platform. If both are not on AIX platforms, you cannot create an AIX patch catalog.


The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for AIX is not included with BMC Server Automation. Before running the downloader for AIX, you must download and install a licensed copy of JRE version 1.8.

The following topics explain how to build the configuration files and how to use the downloader utility for AIX:

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