Determining the installed OS upgrade version

You can tell which OS upgrade is applied using the Help > About option, which displays an About BMC Discovery page. This page shows the version number and edition, the Devices file version (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

For example for a BMC Discovery 11.3 appliance:

[tideway@appliance02 ~]$ rpm -q tideway-appliance
tideway-appliance-7.19.12.74-791736.centos7.x86_64
[tideway@appliance02 ~]$

or for an earlier appliance:

[tideway@appliance01 ~]$ rpm -q tideway-appliance
tideway-appliance-6.16.07.22-637206.rhel6.x86_64
[tideway@appliance01 ~]$

Which version am I using?

To determine whether your appliance is running on CentOS 6, 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, enter:

tideway@appliance01 ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release


  • For CentOS 6 the output begins:
    CentOS release 6.x
  • 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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