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Release notes and notices
updated 02 Aug
This section provides information about what is new or changed in this space, including urgent issues, documentation updates, service packs, and patches.

Date

Title

Summary

April 06, 2015Patch 1: version 8.6.00.001Provides fixes for various issues
December 11, 20148.6.00 enhancements
  • Added platform support
  • Added database support

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Related topic

 Known and corrected issues 

 

Planning

 

Concepts, architecture, deployment, planning, and system requirements.

Installing

 

Information about installing the product and migrating product data.

Configuring after installation

 

Required post-installation configuration.

Upgrading

 

Upgrade process, migration, and configuration.

Troubleshooting

 

Issues resolution, error messages, logs, and contacting Support.

Using

 

Interface descriptions, using the product.

Administering

 

Security, system administration, maintenance.

Integrating

 

Integrations with other products.
What's new?

Related topics

Downloading and extracting the patch

Installing Patch 1 installs the entire BMC Decision Support  Network Automation product. You can download the patch files from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) website at http://webapps.bmc.com/epd. The version number shown on the EPD product page is 8.6.00.001.

 Click here to see the procedure for obtaining the patch files.

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 Click here to see the procedure for extracting the patch files.

To extract the BMC Decision Support - Network Automation installation files

  1. Log on to the host computer as Administrator (application server).
  2. Extract the bds-<version>-win64.zip file into a temporary directory.
    The Disk1 folder contains the setup.exe file for use when you install the product. 

Installing the patch as a fresh product installation

Before installing BMC Decision Support – Network Automation, BMC Network Automation must already be installed. For more information, see Preparing for installation.

Note

To ensure good performance, BMC recommends that you install BMC Decision Support – Network Automation on a server that is separate from the server running BMC Network Automation Server.

For information about installing, see Performing the installation.

Upgrading to the patch

To upgrade to this patch, complete the tasks described in the following sections.

Note

When you upgrade the BMC Decision Support – Network Automation application, services of the BMC Network Automation application and BMC Decision Support – Network Automation application must be running until the upgrade is completed. Also, ensure that no maintenance work is being performed on the BMC Network Automaton application during installation. After upgrade, reboot your system to start the product services.

Review the supported upgrade paths

You can upgrade to this patch from the following versions: 

  • 8.6.00
  • 8.5.00, 8.5 SP1
  • 8.3.00, 8.3.00 Patch 1, 8.3 SP1, 8.3 SP2, 8.3 SP3

For more information about upgrading, see Upgrading.

Run the patch installer

For information about installing this patch, see Installing.

Postinstallation tasks

For information about the postinstallation tasks, see Configuring after installation.

Frequently asked questions and other information

 

This topic provides information that supplements the BMC Decision Support – Network Automation 8.6.00 documentation. It contains the following sections:

Frequently asked questions

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about BMC Decision Support – Network Automation.

 Which versions of third-party products are supported by BMC Decision Support - Network Automation?

Product versionJava Runtime Environment (JRE) versionApache HTTP Server (Web Server) version
8.6.006 Update 11
7.0.23

 What happened to all the PDFs for this product?

Where to find information previously provided in a guide or manual

Document title

Found here in

Installation Guide

 Planning
 Installing
 Upgrading 

Administrator Guide

Administering

User Guide

Key concepts 
Integrating
Using 

 Where do I find release note information?

The following table describes where you can find information previously provided in release notes.

Type of information

Found here in

  • Issues corrected by the base release and its service packs and patches
  • Issues that are currently open

Known and corrected issues

 Where can I find technical bulletins?

Technical bulletins contained information delivered after a product was released, often in conjunction with a service pack or patch for that release.

Where to find information previously provided in a technical bulletin

Type of technical bulletin

Found here in

Contents of a service pack or patch and instructions particular to it

Other information

Placed in context throughout this space, but listed and linked to in Technical bulletins. You will not have this topic in the first release of the product such as 8.6.00.

 Where do I find information that was previously published as a flash bulletin?

Flashes contained urgent information about product issues and are delivered after a product is released. On docs.bmc.com, this information is delivered in an "Urgent issues" topic, under  Release notes and notices. If this topic does not exist for a given product release, no urgent issues have been discovered for that release.

 Is all the content for BMC Decision Support - Network Automation 8.6.00 in this space?
Yes, all the content for BMC Decision Support - Network Automation 8.6.00 is in this space.
 I’d like a PDF of just selected information. How can I do that?

You can create a custom PDF of this release notes and notices branch.

The BMC Documentation portal gives you the ability to generate PDF and Microsoft Word documents of single pages, and to create PDF exports of multiple pages in a space.  

Creating PDF and Word exports

You can create a PDF of a page or a set of pages. (Non-English page exports are not supported.) You can also create a Word document of the current page.

To export to PDF or Word

  1. From the Tools menu in the upper-right, select a format:
    • Export to Word to export the current page to Word format
    • Export to PDF to export the current page or a set of pages to PDF
  2. If exporting to PDF, select what template you want to use:
    • Simple to export a lightweight PDF with no cover, table of contents, or index.
      By default, the Simple template only exports the current page.
    • Standard to export a traditional PDF with a cover, table of contents, and index.
      By default, the Standard template exports the current page and all child pages.

XML and HTML exports

If you require an export in XML or HTML format, contact us.

 

PDFs

 

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