Determining the installed OS upgrade version

You can tell which OS upgrade is applied by using the Help > About option, which displays an About BMC Discovery page. This page shows the version number and edition, the software version, the Product Content and Devices versions (from TKU) and the OS update package installed. The following screen is a sample About BMC Discovery page.

You can also determine the OS update package from the command line by entering:

rpm -q tideway-appliance

An example for a BMC Discovery 23.3 appliance:

[tideway@appliance02 ~]$ rpm -q tideway-appliance 
[tideway@appliance02 ~]$

or for an earlier appliance:

[tideway@appliance02 ~]$ rpm -q tideway-appliance
[tideway@appliance02 ~]$

Which version am I using?

To determine whether your appliance is running on Oracle Linux 9, CentOS 7, or RHEL 7, check the footer of any UI page. The BMC Discovery version number, build number, and OS version are provided on the bottom line.

Alternatively, from the command line:

  • for Oracle Linux, enter:
tideway@appliance01 ~]$ cat /etc/oracle-release
  • For Red Hat and CentOS, enter:
tideway@appliance01 ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release
  • For Oracle Linux, the output begins:
    Oracle Linux Server release 9.2
  • For CentOS 7, the output begins:
    CentOS Linux release 7.x

  • For RHEL 7, the output begins:
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.x

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