Maintenance files and schedule
Maintenance files repair product and Installation System defects, add product and Installation System enhancements and update the BMC products that you installed through the Installation System. BMC delivers SMP/E maintenance, which is required for all products that the Installation System installs.
Maintenance file types
The following table describes the types of maintenance files that BMC provides:
Maintenance file type
|Recommended Service Level (RSL)|
RSL files contain program temporary fixes (PTFs) and HOLDDATA for products. The PTFs have been certified by BMC against the IBM Recommended Service Update (RSU). You can obtain quarterly RSL maintenance at any time by using IBM SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER.
Quarterly RSL images remain available for two years on Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) after the date on which they became available (RSL images older than two years can be requested on physical media).
You can obtain individual PTFs at any time by using IBM SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER.
|SMP/E service files (packaged with the corresponding products on the installation media)|
SMP/E service files contain additional maintenance to be applied during installation to bring the product to the GA level or to a specific RSL level.
The SMP/E service files are not interchangeable with the RSL files. Use the SMP/E service files only when performing a new installation of a product. Do not use the service files in place of the RSL files.
Recommended Service Level (RSL) maintenance is available on a quarterly basis. A technical bulletin alerts you when a new RSL is available. (You can sign up for proactive alerts on the .)
RSL maintenance is labeled as RSLyymm:
- yy is the last two digits of the calendar year.
mm is the two digits that represent the month.
The following RSL releases are scheduled or available. Click an available RSL number to list the PTFs contained on the RSL. A brief description of each PTF is included.
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|BMC RSL||Maintenance period||Availability|
BMC certified IBM RSU level
|IBM RSU level|
|2022 RSL maintenance|
October 15, 2021 through February 10, 2022
|April 1, 2022||RSU2112||RSU2203|
|RSL2207||February 11, 2022 through May 12, 2022||July 1, 2022||RSU2203||RSU2206|
|RSL2210||May 13, 2022 through August 11, 2022||October 3, 2022||RSU2206||RSU2209|
|RSL2301||August 12, 2022 through November 10, 2022||January 2, 2023||RSU2209||RSU2212|
|2021 RSL maintenance|
|RSL2104||October 10, 2020 through January 8, 2021||April 1, 2021||RSU2012||RSU2103|
|RSL2107||January 9, 2021 through April 9, 2021||July 1, 2021||RSU2103||RSU2106|
|RSL2110||April 10, 2021 through July 9, 2021||October 1, 2021||RSU2106||RSU2109|
|RSL2201||July 10, 2021 through October 14, 2021||January 4, 2022||RSU2109||RSU2112|
|2020 RSL maintenance|
|RSL2004||October 12, 2019 through January 10, 2020||April 2, 2020||RSU1911||RSU2003|
|RSL2007||January 11, 2020 through April 10, 2020||July 16, 2020||RSU2003||RSU2006|
|RSL2010||April 11, 2020 through July 10, 2020||October 15, 2020 ||RSU2006||RSU2009|
|RSL2101||July 11, 2020 through October 9, 2020||January 21, 2021||RSU2009||RSU2012|