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TrueSight Server Automation, one of BMC's digital enterprise automation solutions, allows you to quickly and securely provision, configure, patch, and maintain physical, virtual, and cloud servers.
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updated 23 Jul
This section provides information about what is new or changed in TrueSight Server Automation, including urgent issues, documentation updates, feature packs, and fix packs.

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Title

Summary

December 6, 2019Version 8.9.04.003: Patch 3 for version 8.9.04

Lists the updates in TrueSight Server Automation version 8.9 Service Pack 4 Patch 3.

September 18, 2019Version 8.9.04.002: Patch 2 for version 8.9.04

Lists the updates in TrueSight Server Automation version 8.9 Service Pack 4 Patch 2.

August 13, 2019Rolling Update 1 for version 8.9.04.001

Lists the updates in TrueSight Server Automation version 8.9 Service Pack 4 Patch 1 Rolling Update 1.

June 21, 2019Version 8.9.04.001: Patch 1 for version 8.9.04

Lists the updates and enhancements introduced in TrueSight Server Automation version 8.9 Service Pack 4 Patch 1.

April 26, 2019Rolling Update 1 for version 8.9.04

Lists the updates in TrueSight Server Automation version 8.9 Service Pack 4 Rolling Update 1.

January 28, 2019Service Pack 4: version 8.9.04

Lists the updates and enhancements introduced in TrueSight Server Automation version 8.9 Service Pack 4.

October 5, 2018Version 8.9.03.001: Patch 1 for version 8.9.03

Lists the updates and enhancements introduced in TrueSight Server Automation version 8.9 Service Pack 3 Patch 1.

June 11, 2018Service Pack 3: version 8.9.03

Lists the updates and enhancements introduced in TrueSight Server Automation version 8.9 Service Pack 3.

March 16, 2018BSA 8.9.02 Rolling Update 1 (RU1)

Lists the updates and enhancements introduced in BMC Server Automation version 8.9 Service Pack 2 Rolling Update 1.

February 05, 2018Service Pack 2: version 8.9.02

Lists the updates and enhancements introduced in BMC Server Automation version 8.9 Service Pack 2.

January 19, 2018Version 8.9.01.001: Patch 1 for version 8.9.01

Lists the updates and enhancements introduced in BMC Server Automation version 8.9 Service Pack 1 Patch 1.

November 9, 2017BSA 8.9.01 Rolling Update 3 (RU3)

Lists the updates in BMC Server Automation version 8.9 Service Pack 1 Rolling Update 3.

May 17, 2017Service Pack 1: version 8.9.01

Lists the updates and enhancements introduced in BMC Server Automation version 8.9 Service Pack 1.

September 23, 20168.9.00 enhancements and updates

Lists the enhancements introduced in BMC Server Automation version 8.9.

Note: Patching and virtual provisioning support for Windows 2016 is available in BMC Server Automation version 8.9 hotfix 1. See the blog on BMC Communities for information about obtaining and applying the hotfix.

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What's new?

This topic contains information about the enhancements in TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.04.003 and provides instructions for downloading and installing the patch.

Enhancements

Support for new platform

TrueSight Server Automation now supports the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 operating system for patching and provisioning use cases (bare metal and physical provisioning only).

For the complete list of platforms supported by TrueSight Server Automation, see Supported platforms.


Addition of REST API endpoints

REST API support is added for the following resources: Deploy jobs, NSH Script jobs, NSH script, and BLPackage

You can use the APIs to perform the following operations:

  • Create, delete, and execute operations on NSH Script and Deploy jobs.
  • Retrieve events, results, and job runs on NSH Script and Deploy jobs.
  • Perform retrieve operation on the NSH script and BLPackage.
  • Perform group update and retrieve members.
  • Retrieve smart-group members by type.
  • Retrieve patch job analysis results for servers according to job ID and job run ID.

For the complete list of endpoints, see REST API endpoints supported in TrueSight Server Automation.


Addition of a new module for the offline database cleanup utility

A new BL Value module is added to the offline database cleanup utility to cleanup Oracle databases. For information about using the offline database cleanup utility, see Running the offline database cleanup utility.


Third-party software updates

The version of the SysInfo utility from MagniComp is updated to 10-H91 for Linux x64 operating systems.


Compliance content updates

The following templates are added in this version:

Template detailsInstructions for downloading and importing the template
Center for Internet Security (CIS) template for Oracle Linux 7 benchmark version 2.1.0 of December 27, 2017 with implementation for 223 rulesUpdating CIS for Oracle Linux 7 to newer benchmarks
Center for Internet Security (CIS) template for Oracle Linux 6 benchmark version 1.1.0 of December 27, 2017 with implementation for 223 rulesUpdating CIS for Oracle Linux 6 to newer benchmarks
Center for Internet Security (CIS) template for CentOS Linux 7 benchmark version 2.2.0 of December 27, 2017 with implementation for 223 rulesUpdating CIS for CentOS Linux 7 to newer benchmarks

For the complete list of available templates, see Compliance Content support and requirements.


Deployment of Microsoft Windows patches

You can now deploy the Microsoft Windows patches directly from the Depot by using one of the following options:

  • Add to Depot As BLPackage: Use this option to modify the BLPackage for performing some additional tasks after deploying a patch. For example, running some external commands.
  • Deploy: Use this option to deploy a patch directly.

In the earlier releases, these options were disabled.

For information about how to add BLPackages, see Adding a BLPackage to the Depot.

Enhanced Patch Analysis Job results

In Patch Analysis job results, the Reason column is now moved from the extreme right position to the left for better readability.

Applying the patch

The following table lists the build information for this release.

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Release

Build number

EPD version number

Release date

Patch 3 for Service Pack 4 for version 8.9

8.9.04.292

8.9.04.003December 6, 2019
Patch 2 for Service Pack 4 for version 8.9

8.9.04.253

8.9.04.002September 18, 2019
Patch 1 for Service Pack 4 for version 8.9

8.9.04.227

8.9.04.001June 21, 2019
Service Pack 4 for version 8.9

8.9.04.200

8.9.04January 28, 2019
Patch 1 for version 8.9 Service Pack 3

8.9.03.647

8.9.03.001October 5, 2018
Service Pack 3 for version 8.9

8.9.03.162

8.9.03June 11, 2018

Downloading the patch

Patch 3 for version 8.9.04 includes full installers for all components. You can download the files for version 8.9.04.003 from BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD).

For full download instructions, see Downloading the installation files.

For a list of installation programs by operating systems, see Installation programs for TrueSight Server Automation.

Installing the patch as a new product installation

If you are installing this patch as a new product installation, do one of the following:

Upgrading to the patch

You can upgrade to this patch from the following versions of TrueSight Server Automation:

  • 8.9.04.002, 8.9.04.001, 8.9.04, 8.9.03.001, 8.9.03, 8.9.02, 8.9.01.001, 8.9.01, 8.9.00
  • 8.8.x
  • 8.7.x

Before you upgrade to this patch, do the following to avoid upgrade failure:

  • If you are using an SQL Server database, run the offline database cleanup utility. For more information, see Running the offline database cleanup utility.
  • If you are using an Oracle database, run the diagnostic and remediation script on the database. For more information, see this  KA .

To upgrade, do one of the following:

Using with TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation 

The following versions of TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation are supported with TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.x:

  • 19.01
  • 19.2
  • 19.2.01
  • 19.2.02

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