The product upgrade internally consists of a software upgrade and a reports data warehouse upgrade. On a standard configuration, both the upgrade processes take approximately one hour to complete. The reports data warehouse upgrade time varies based on the amount of data in your reports data warehouse. The extract, transform, and load (ETL) run is not included in the one-hour estimate and can take a long time, depending on the amount of data that you transfer.
The following table lists information for the most recent BMC BladeLogic Decision Support for Server Automation version 8.8 builds.
EPD version number
Base version 8.8
June 15, 2016
Supported upgrade paths
The following figure illustrates the supported upgrade paths for BMC Decision Support for Server Automation versions upto 8.8:
To know the supported upgrade paths for versions upto 8.6.x or 8.7.x, see Preparing for upgrade in version 8.7.00 documentation.
In the above figures, abbreviations are defined as follows:
- BDSSA stands for BMC Decision Support for Server Automation
- HF stands for HotFix
- SP stands for Service Pack
The topics in this section provide information and instructions for upgrading the product:
|Prepare the environment for upgrade|
Review the required preliminary upgrade steps, such as assigning roles to users and running ETL.
|Perform the upgrade||Perform the steps required for upgrade.|
|Configure after upgrade||Perform the tasks that are needed after upgrade before using the product to accomplish user goals.|