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Service Pack 1 for version 8.1.00: 8.1.01

This section contains information about fixes and updates in this service pack, and provides instructions for downloading and installing the service pack.

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Enhancements

Service Pack 1 provides the enhancements described here.

Enhanced user interface to view license type details

In previous versions of BMC Asset Management, you had to access multiple screens to view details about the license type that you ran. Service Pack 1 for version 8.1.00 introduces the Job Run Details form that provides a single screen that provides most of the information related to the job. After you create a license job and run it, the Job Run Details form provides details of:

  • the certificate
  • connected CIs and their processor information
  • license type rules that will be run and
  • entitlements for the license job.

For more information about viewing the license type details, see Viewing the details of a license job.

Enhanced user interface to view reconciliation details for a CI

When you create and save a CI, you are unaware of the reconciliation status of the CI, or the details of the job during which the CI was reconciled. You have to navigate to the BMC Atrium CMDB console to view the reconciliation status. Service Pack 1 for version 8.1.00 allows you to view these details from within the BMC Asset Management console.

For more information about viewing the reconciliation status of a CI, see Viewing the reconciliation information of a CI.

Simplified process for creating relationships

In the previous versions of BMC Asset Management, the process of relating people, organizations, and groups to a CI was cumbersome, and you had to access multiple screens to create a single relationship. Service Pack 1 for version 8.1.00 provides a single screen from where you can now create a relationship and modify the relationship type with the click of a button.

For more information about relating people, organizations, and groups to a CI, see Relating people, organizations, and groups to CIs in Service Pack 1 or later for version 8.1.

Easy management of license type status

In the previous versions of BMC Asset Management, changing the status of license type required that you verified and updated, if required, the status of related license certificates. Service Pack 1 for version 8.1.00 manages the status of related license certificates when you enable, disable, or make a license type offline.

For more information about managing license type status, see Managing license types and related license certificates.

Enhanced options for receiving bulk inventory

Service Pack 1 for version 8.1.00 introduces the following enhancements for receiving bulk inventory items:

  • Option to select the Location at which you want to receive the items
  • Naming convention updated to reflect the purchase order number and part number, so you can easily locate the items you receive
  • Items with the same Line Item are received as a single CI, and the quantity is updates as per the received quantity, so that duplicate entries are not created for the same line items.

For more information about the enhancements introduced for receiving bulk inventory items, see Receiving items.

Additional search criteria for the CI advanced search option

Addition of the Serial Number field to the CI advanced search options for narrower search results.

Downloading the service pack

For download instructions, see Downloading service packs.

Installing the service pack

If you are installing the product for the first time, see Installing. If you are installing this service pack as an upgrade, see Upgrading.

Related topics

Known and corrected issues

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