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1 Post authored by: Suresh Mendu Employee
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We are happy to announce the availability of HotFix on top of 8.9GA release.

With this hotfix we can do patching and virtual provisioning of windows 2016 targets.

VC6.5 has been qualified.

 

Download the 8.9.00.HotFix1 from here (two zip files) Linux.zip and Windows.zip.

 

Applying 8.9.00 HotFix1 for Virtual Provisioning:

  1. Stop all the processes
  2. Extract linux.zip/Windows.zip (depending upon your AppServer OS Flavour) files to a temporary location on all appservers.
  3. Once we extract check we have all the below list of files:
    1. bladelogic_blvmware.jar
    2. bladelogic_infra.jar
    3. bladelogic_rcp-ui.jar
    4. bladelogic_virtualization.jar
    5. blncdll.dll (not applicable/available in linux.zip)
    6. libncdll.dll (not applicable/available in linux.zip)
    7. jpavmware.zip
  4. Make a backup of the original jars at same location (eg /original) on Application Servers(all) andRCP Consoles from the following location:
    1. Application Server:
      1. <appserver install location>/NSH/br/stdlib/bladelogic_blvmware.jar  to (eg /original/bladelogic_blvmware.jar)
      2. <appserver install location>/NSH/br/stdlib/bladelogic_infra.jar to (eg /original/bladelogic_infra.jar)
      3. <appserver install location>/NSH/br/stdlib/bladelogic_rcp-ui.jar to (eg /original/bladelogic_rcp-ui.jar)
      4. <appserver install location>/NSH/br/stdlib/bladelogic_virtualization.jar to (eg /original/bladelogic_virtualization.jar)
      5. <appserver install location>/NSH/bin/blncdll.dll  to (eg/original/blncdll.dll) (Not applicable to AppServers on Non-Windows OS)
      6. <appserver install location>/NSH/bin/libncdll.dll to (eg /original/libncdll.dll) (Not applicable to AppServers on Non-Windows OS)

          B. RCP Console:

      1. <RCP install location>/CM/rcp/plugins/com.bladelogic.client.jars_1.0.0/lib/bladelogic_blvmware.jar to (eg /original_rcp/bladelogic_blvmware.jar)

      2. <RCP Install Location>/NSH/br/stdlib/bladelogic_blvmware.jar to (eg /original_rcp/bladelogic_blvmware.jar)
      3. <RCP install location>/CM/rcp/plugins/com.bladelogic.client.jars_1.0.0/lib/bladelogic_infra.jar to (eg /original_rcp/bladelogic_infra.jar)
      4. <RCP Install Location>/NSH/br/stdlib/bladelogic_infra.jar to (eg /original_rcp/bladelogic_infra.jar)
      5. <RCP install location>/CM/rcp/plugins/com.bladelogic.client.jars_1.0.0/lib/bladelogic_rcp-ui.jar to (eg /original_rcp/bladelogic_rcp-ui.jar)
      6. <RCP Install Location>/NSH/br/stdlib/bladelogic_rcp-ui.jar to (eg /original_rcp/bladelogic_rcp-ui.jar)
      7. <RCP install location>/CM/rcp/plugins/com.bladelogic.client.jars_1.0.0/lib/bladelogic_virtualization.jar to (eg /original_rcp/bladelogic_virtualization.jar)
      8. <RCP Install Location>/NSH/br/stdlib/ bladelogic_virtualization.jar to (eg /original_rcp/bladelogic_virtualization.jar)
  1. Copy downloaded files to required Appserver & RCP Console locations and replace the existing files
    1. Application Server:
      1. <download location>bladelogic_blvmware.jar to <appserver install location>/NSH/br/stdlib/bladelogic_blvmware.jar

      2. <download location>/bladelogic_infra.jar to <appserver install location>/NSH/br/stdlib/bladelogic_infra.jar

      3. <download location>/bladelogic_rcp-ui.jar to <appserver install location>/NSH/br/stdlib/ bladelogic_rcp-ui.jar

      4. <download location>/bladelogic_virtualization.jar to <appserver install location>/NSH/br/stdlib/bladelogic_virtualization.jar

      5. <download location>/blncdll.dll to <appserver install location>/NSH/bin/blncdll.dll (Not applicable AppServers on Non-Windows OS)

      6. <download location>/libncdll.dll to <appserver install location>/NSH/bin/libncdll.dll (Not applicable AppServers on Non-Windows OS)

          B. RCP Console:

      1. <download location>bladelogic_blvmware.jar to <RCP install location>/CM/rcp/plugins/com.bladelogic.client.jars_1.0.0/lib/bladelogic_blvmware.jar

      2. <download location>bladelogic_blvmware.jar to <RCP Install Location>/NSH/br/stdlib/bladelogic_blvmware.jar
      3. <download location>/bladelogic_infra.jar to <RCP install location>/CM/rcp/plugins/com.bladelogic.client.jars_1.0.0/lib/bladelogic_infra.jar

      4. <download location>/bladelogic_infra.jar to <RCP Install Location>/NSH/br/stdlib/bladelogic_infra.jar
      5. <download location>/bladelogic_rcp-ui.jar to <RCP install location>/CM/rcp/plugins/com.bladelogic.client.jars_1.0.0/lib/bladelogic_rcp-ui.jar

      6. <download location>/bladelogic_rcp-ui.jar to <RCP Install Location>/NSH/br/stdlib/bladelogic_rcp-ui.jar
      7. <download location>/bladelogic_virtualization.jar to <RCP install location>/CM/rcp/plugins/com.bladelogic.client.jars_1.0.0/lib/bladelogic_virtualization.jar

      8. <download location>/bladelogic_virtualization.jar to <RCP Install Location>/NSH/br/stdlib/bladelogic_virtualization.jar
  1. Start the appserver, RSCD and all the bladelogic processess.
  2. Check the appserver.log and ensure all things are progressing.

 

Steps to enable Online Patch Catalog for Windows 2016:

1.    Go to PGC (Patch Global Configuration)

2.    Navigate to Windows Tab

3.    Navigate Windows Filter Configuration File and download Product Categories XML File

4.    Open Product Categories XML File in any text editor(Notepad++)

5.    Add Below content at the end of the file and before </windows_product_categories> tag.

               <product_category name="Microsoft Windows Server 2016" type="category">

<product name="WINDOWS SERVER 2016 DATACENTER">  </product>

<product name="WINDOWS SERVER 2016 STANDARD">  </product>

<product name="WINDOWS SERVER 2016 ESSENTIALS">  </product>

<product name="WINDOWS STORAGE SERVER 2016 STANDARD">  </product>

<product name="WINDOWS STORAGE SERVER 2016 WORKGROUP">  </product>

<product name="WINDOWS SERVER 2016 NANO">  </product>

</product_category>

6.    Save the file

7.    Upload the edited Product Categories XML File in Windows Filter Configuration under PGC in Windows Tab

8.    Click Apply

Now you will be able to see Microsoft Windows Server 2016 filter for windows catalog

 

Steps to enable Offline Patch Catalog for Windows 2016:

  1. Download All-OS-Patch-Downloaders-<OS TYPE>-build-8.9.00.tar.gz
  2. Extract zip file and go to lib folder of the extracted location
    1. ex: <Extracted Location>\All-OS-Patch-Downloaders-linux-build-8.9.00\All-OS-Patch-Downloaders-linux-build-8.9.00\libs
  3. Open Support-files-1.0.SNAPSHOT.jar using appropriate extract tool (winzip/winrar) and extract the file product_categories.xml to your local drive ex: D:\Installers\com\bmc\sa\patchfeed\windows
  4. Open product_categories.xml with a text editor and add the below content at the end of the file and before </windows_product_categories> tag.

            <product_category name="Microsoft Windows Server 2016" type="category">

<product name="WINDOWS SERVER 2016 DATACENTER">  </product>

<product name="WINDOWS SERVER 2016 STANDARD">  </product>

<product name="WINDOWS SERVER 2016 ESSENTIALS">  </product>

<product name="WINDOWS STORAGE SERVER 2016 STANDARD">  </product>

<product name="WINDOWS STORAGE SERVER 2016 WORKGROUP">  </product>

<product name="WINDOWS SERVER 2016 NANO">  </product>

</product_category>

     5. Save the file and add it back to jar file Support-files-1.0.SNAPSHOT.jar

     6. For detailed information on how to use Offline Patch Downloader please refer our docs wiki here.   

 

Steps to import new CO jpavmware.zip for VC6.5 supportability:-

  1. Login to BSA Console as an administrator (eg: BLAdmins role)
  2. Go to configuration -->Config Object Dictionary View
  3. Click on + button
  4. Under Specify Configuration Object, select Server Object and Click Next
  5. Browse to jpvmware.zip file which is extracted with this hotfix and click next and click finish. This will import the new CO.
  6. If VMWare vCenter Server is not configured in AMO mode then configure VMWare vCenter Server mode as given as mentioned here.
  7. To upgrade custom configuration objects follow steps from step 1 to 5 mentioned here

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