Version Patch 2 for version 8.8

This topic contains information about fixes and updates in Patch 2 (product version, and provides instructions for downloading and installing the patch.


Patch 2 for BMC Server Automation 8.8.00 includes the following updates:

Support for Content Delivery Network (CDN) channels for Red Hat Patching

You can now download patches from the CDN (reposync) Red Hat network. The following table lists the OS version-Architecture combination of patches that are supported by the CDN (reposync) Red Hat network.

RHEL versionSupported processor architecturesSupport for child channels
RHEL 5, 6 and 7
  • x86_64
  • x86
  • s390x zSeries
  • x86_64
  • x86

Note: You can also use the CDN (reposync) Red Hat network to add Update-level type of filter for all RHEL versions.

For more infromation about creating a patch catalog using the CDN method, see Creating a patch catalog for RHEL 6 and Creating a patch catalog for RHEL 7. 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.

Various fixes for product issues

For information about issues corrected in this patch, see 8901Known and corrected issues.
JRE upgradeJava Runtime Environment (JRE) is upgraded to support 1.8.0_121 (JRE 1.8 Update 121).

Build information


Build number

EPD version number

Release date

Patch 2 for version 12, 2017

Downloading the patch

Patch 2 for version 8.8.00 includes full installers for all components. You can download the files for version from the BMC Server Automation 8.8.00 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.


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 8.8 Patch 2. 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 8.6.x, 8.7.x, 8.8.00, and

To upgrade, do one of the following:

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