This documentation supports the 18.08 version of BMC Digital Workplace Advanced.

To view the latest version, select the version from the Product Version menu.

Creating a BMC Digital Workplace Catalog upgrade options file

Before you upgrade BMC Digital Workplace Catalog, you must create a text file that provides the information about the current installation. You can use the information that you captured in the Upgrade worksheet for BMC Digital Workplace Catalog to create this text file.

Before you begin

  1. Download the BMC Digital Workplace Catalog upgrade files.
  2. Extract the files and locate the options.txt file that is part of the package.

To edit the upgrade options file

You can edit the options.txt file directly on the Linux server where you will upgrade BMC Digital Workplace Catalog.

Alternatively, you can edit the options.txt file on your local machine, and then upload it to the BMC Digital Workplace Catalog server before performing the upgrade.


If you are editing the options file on a Windows computer, use a text editor that supports UNIX line endings.

  1. In a text editor, edit the file to update the settings based on the values in the upgrade worksheet.
  2. Save the file with a new name.
    Example: dwpoptions_upgrade_server01.txt
  3. (Optional) If you are upgrading BMC Digital Workplace Catalog in a cluster, create a different options file for each server to identify the server to be upgraded.
    Example: Create different options-based files with details that pertain to the following Linux servers: 
    • dwpoptions_upgrade_server_01.txt—for server host name 
    • dwpoptions_upgrade_server_02.txt—for server host name 
    • dwpoptions_upgrade_server_n.txt—for server host name
  4. (Optional) If you edited the file on a local machine, upload the options file to the appropriate server. Place the file in a folder that is available to the upgrade script.

Where to go from here

Upgrading a BMC Digital Workplace Catalog server

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