TSSA/BSA: Windows filter configuration file product_category.xml remains in old format after upgrade to TSSA 8.9.03+ versions

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    PRODUCT:

    BladeLogic Server Automation Suite


    COMPONENT:

    BladeLogic Patch Management


    APPLIES TO:

    8.9.03+ versions



    PROBLEM:

     

    After upgrading Truesight Server Automation (TSSA) to 8.9.03+, the product_category.xml Windows filter configuration file remains in the old format.

      

    The format of the product_categories.xml file has been changed in TSSA 8.9.03

    Old Format -

      

    <product_category name="SQL Server 2016" type="category">
            <product name="SQL SERVER 2016 ANALYSIS SERVICES X64">
            </product>
            <product name="SQL SERVER 2016 EXPRESS EDITION X64">
            </product>
            <product name="SQL SERVER 2016 REPORTING SERVICES X64">
            </product>
            <product name="SQL SERVER 2016 X64" >
            </product>
     </product_category>

      


    New Format -
     

      

    <product_category name="SQL Server 2017">
            <vendor name="Microsoft">
                <family name="SQL Server">
                    <version name="SQL Server 2017" />
                </family>
            </vendor>
      </product_category>

      


    Refer -
    https://docs.bmc.com/docs/display/tssa89/Patch+catalog+-+Windows+Catalog

     


    CAUSE:

    DRBLG-115401


    SOLUTION:

     

    To resolve this problem:

    Locate the product-categories-filters.xml in the <file server>/patch/GlobalConstants directory.
    Make a backup copy of the file
    Delete the file from the <file server>/patch/GlobalConstants directory.
    If customization of the list of Windows Products is still required, download the latest file from Patch Global Configuration. Product_category.xml can be fetched from - Configuration > Patch Global Configuration > Windows > Windows Filter Configuration File

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    Customize it, and then supply the path to the newly customized file in the Windows Filter Configuration File value.  Otherwise, leave that setting blank if customization is no longer required.

     


    Article Number:

    000173218


    Article Type:

    Solutions to a Product Problem



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