Version 8.9.03.001: Patch 1 for version 8.9.03
This topic contains information about fixes and updates in Patch 1 (product version 8.9.03.001), and provides instructions for downloading and installing the patch.
The following table lists build information for this TrueSight Server Automation version.
EPD version number
|Patch 1 for Service Pack 4 for version 8.9|
|8.9.04.001||June 21, 2019|
|Service Pack 4 for version 8.9|
|8.9.04||January 28, 2019|
|Patch 1 for version 8.9 Service Pack 3|
|8.9.03.001||October 5, 2018|
|Service Pack 3 for version 8.9|
|8.9.03||June 11, 2018|
The following topics describe the updates and enhancements included in this patch:
Agent side changes to directory structure and log file location for Windows patching
The following changes are done:
For more information, see Configuring the location of the transactions directory.
|Patching||AIX analysis for emergency fix|
Earlier, patch analysis job on AIX failed if an emergency or interim fix (eFix/iFix) is installed on the target machine. To run the analysis job, you had to remove the eFix/iFix and restart the target machine .
Now, you can execute patch analysis job on AIX even if an eFix/iFix is installed on the target machine. However, the eFix must be part of a service pack. If the eFix on the target server machine is not part of a service pack, BMC recommends you to remove the eFix and execute the analysis job.
A new PatchingJob - createAixPatchingJobWithTargetServer_4 BLCLI command has also been added.
|Encryption||AES-256 encryption method for hypervisors|
A new AES-256 encryption method is added with the existing BlEncrypt method. Password strings, that are stored on the application server and sent to RSCD agent, where it is used through deploy job are encrypted by using AES-256 encryption method. Virtualization support in TrueSight Server Automation is the primary use case for which passwords are stored on application servers and agent hosting hypervisors.
In TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.03.001, this is available for the following virtualization platforms:
A new Encryption Type list is added to 'Encrypted String' type property. The list has two values:
To use AES-256 encryption method, go to Configuration > Property Dictionary View > instances tab and modify the
When you select AES 256, you receive a message that recommends to use this option only for Hypervisors authentication. For more information about the message, see Acceptable data types for properties.
Note: AES-256 encryption method is not supported from command line interface (CLI), for example, Virtualization - addVMwareVCAMO.
|Database||GRANT RESOURCE permissions removed||You do not need GRANT RESOURCE permissions to create tables and procedures in the database schema. You only need the individual granular privileges. For the list of required database permissions, click here.|
|BLCLI||New or updated BLCLI commands|
The following commands have been added or updated.
For more information, see BLCLI commands added or updated in 8.9.03.001 version.
BMC Remedy OnDemand integration
You can now integrate BMC Remedy OnDemand with TrueSight Server AutomationTrueSight Server Automation. For more information, see Integrating TrueSight Server Automation with BMC Remedy OnDemand.
BMC Discovery version update
Starting with version 8.9.03.001, TrueSight Server Automation supports integration of BMC Discovery 11.3 with TrueSight Server Automation.
For more information, see Setting up TrueSight Server Configuration Discovery.
|Third-party software update||Support for IBM Power 8 architecture||Starting with version 8.9.03.001, TrueSight Server Automation added SuSE 12 support for IBM Power 8 architecture.|
Downloading the patch
Patch 1 for version 8.9.03 includes full installers for all components. You can download the files for version 8.9.03.001 from the TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.03 download page at the BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) website.
For full download instructions, see Downloading the installation files.
For a list of installation programs by OS, see Installation programs for TrueSight Server Automation.
Installing the patch as a fresh product installation
If you are installing this patch as a fresh product installation, do one of the following:
- To use a centralized UI for installation of most TrueSight Server Automation components, see Installing using the unified product installer.
- To install individual components, download the service pack files and then follow the instructions in Installing individual components. To see an overview of the installation steps, see Walkthrough: Installing individual components for Microsoft Windows and SQL Server environments or Walkthrough: Installing individual components for Linux and Oracle environments, depending on your environment.
Upgrading to the patch
The following figure illustrates the supported upgrade paths to TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.03.001.
For upgrade instructions, see Upgrading and Walkthrough: Upgrading using the configurator and individual component installers.
To upgrade, do one of the following:
- To use a centralized UI for installation of most TrueSight Server Automation components, see Upgrading on Windows using the unified product installer. For step by step instructions based on platform, see .
Using with BMC Decision Support for Server Automation or TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation 8.9
BMC Decision Support for Server Automation or TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation version 8.9.00 is not compatible with TrueSight Server Automation version 8.9.03.001. BMC Decision Support for Server Automation or TrueSight Smart Reporting for Server Automation (BDSSA) customers must install a hotfix on BDSSA 8.9, before installing or upgrading to TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.03.001. For more information about the hotfix, see this page in the BDSSA documentation.