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This space contains documentation for TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.03 and the later service packs for 8.9. For earlier releases, see BMC Server Automation 8.9.

Version 8.9.04.001: Patch 1 for version 8.9.04

This topic contains information about enhancements in TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.04.001 and provides instructions for downloading and installing the patch.

Enhancements


Support for web repositories

Now, TrueSight Server Automation supports the generic-local type of web repositories provided by JFrog. By using a central web repository, you do not need to synchronize the remote repositories.

You can add a software package to the Depot by specifying the path to a payload that exists on a configured web repository. After adding a software package, you can deploy it using a Deploy Job. For more information about how to use web repositories, see Managing web repositories.


Support for REST APIs

New services based on the REST methodology are added. A REST API (application program interface) uses an HTTP-based protocol that carries data formatted as per the JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) specification. You can use the APIs to perform create (C), retrieve (R), update (U), and delete (D) operations on the following TrueSight Server Automation resources:

  • Catalogs
  • Groups
  • Patching jobs
  • Roles
  • Servers

For more information about how to use REST APIs and list of endpoints, see Using the REST API.


Ability to copy the smart group conditions for a patch catalog

As an Administrator or operator, you can create a copy of a smart group in a patch catalog. Now you do not need to create a smart group from scratch. 

For example, if you have created a smart group for a Windows 2012 Server patch catalog with the following conditions and you want to create a similar smart group for Windows 2016 Server patch catalog, then you can copy the smart group from Windows 2012 Server patch catalog to Windows 2016 Server patch catalog.

Any Hotfix Where ??CVE_ID*?? does not equal Null AND
Any Hotfix Where ??Date_Posted*?? after 2019-01-01 12:26:49 AND
Any Hotfix Where ??VENDOR_IMPACT*?? equals Critical

For information about how to copy the contents of a smart group, see Organizing patch catalog content using smart groups.


Support for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) by using WIM images

Now, TrueSight Server Automation provides provisioning support on Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) by using Windows Imaging Format (WIM) images.

For information about how to use WIM images for UEFI based provisioning, see Using WIM images to provision Windows servers.


New BLCLI commands

The following commands have been added:

For more information, see BLCLI commands added, updated, or removed in recent versions.


Support for new platforms

TrueSight Server Automation now supports the following platforms:

  • Windows Server 2019 x64 operating system for provisioning
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 15.x operating system for Application Server, Agent, NSH, and patching
  • CentOS Linux  7.x operating system for Unified Product Installer and Application Server
  • Oracle - Enterprise Edition (EE) and Standard Edition (SE) 18c database
  • SCVMM 2016 and 2019 for virtualization

For more information about the complete supported platforms, see Supported platforms.


Live Reporting update

Now, the Yellowfin version that is shipped with TrueSight Server Automation Live Reporting has been upgraded to 8.0.1 from 7.4.8.


Third-party software update

Now, the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version that is shipped with TrueSight Server Automation has been upgraded to AdoptOpenJDK HotSpot 1.8.0_212 from Azul JRE 1.8.0_192.

Now, the Apache Tomcat version that is shipped with TrueSight Server Automation has been upgraded to 8.5.40 from 8.5.20.

For more information about complete third-party software versions, see Third-party software.

Applying the patch

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Release

Build number

EPD version number

Release date

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 1 for version 8.9.04 includes full installers for all components. You can download the files for version 8.9.04.001 from 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 fresh 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, 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

To upgrade, do one of the following:

Using with BMC Decision Support for Server Automation 8.9

BMC Decision Support for Server Automation version 8.9.00 is not compatible with TrueSight Server Automation version 8.9.04.001. BMC Decision Support for Server Automation users must install a hotfix on BMC Decision Support for Server Automation 8.9, before installing or upgrading to TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.04.001. For more information about the hotfix, see  this page in the BMC Decision Support for Server Automation documentation.

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 .
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