How to Update Application Release Automation (ARA) 3.7.1 or ARA 8.1.0 to ARA 8.1.2 or maintenance releases

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    BMC BladeLogic Application Release Automation - Standard for WebSphere Business Applications


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    BMC BladeLogic Application Release Automation - Standard for WebSphere Business Applications



    QUESTION:

    This article describes the process for updating your existing Application Release Automation (ARA) installation at version 8.1.0 or 3.7.1 to ARA 8.1.2. How do I update ARA 3.7.1 or 8.1 to ARA 8.1.2 or the latest maintenance release?


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    Legacy ID:KA346918

      

    This article describes the process for updating your existing Application Release Automation (ARA) installation at version 8.1.0 or 3.7.1 to ARA 8.1.2 or latest maintenance release.

      

    NOTE: You can verify whether you have ARA 8.1.2 installed by looking at the build number in the ARA UI menubar. Builds 8.1.2.a308327 and later are 8.1.2 builds (or maintenance releases to 8.1.2).

      
       
    1. Point your ARA installation to the new BMC BladeLogic Application Release Automation update site.

      With the release of ARA 8.1 SP1, we have moved the update site from the phurnace.com domain to the bmc.com domain. The new update site location is http://updates.bmc.com/phurnace/updates/ara on the web. If you have not already done so in the past, follow the steps below to point your ARA installation to the new update site.

          
           
      • Start the ARA UI. From the ARA menubar, select Window -> Preferences.
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      • Expand Install/Update and select Available Software Site.

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      • Click the Add button. On the Add Site dialog, enter the following values.

        Name: BMC BladeLogic Application Release Automation
        Location: http://updates.bmc.com/phurnace/updates/ara

        Click OK.

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      • Your Preferences dialog should now look similar to the image below.

        ARA Preferences after new update site is added.

        You are now ready to update your ARA installation to ARA 8.1.2. The preceeding steps need to be performed only once for any given installation of ARA.

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    3. Update your ARA installation to ARA 8.1.2.

          
           
      • From the ARA UI menubar, select Help -> Check for Updates.

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      • The Contacting Software Sites dialog will appear. Depending on your network connection, the search may take up to three or four minutes.

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      • On the Available Updates dialog, click Next.

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      • The Update Details panel should look similar to the one below. In particular, note the Version number of the top-level Deliver package. Click Next.

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      • On the Review Licenses panel, select the radio button to accept the terms of the license agreement and click Finish.

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      • It will take 10 - 45 minutes to download the updates. When prompted to re-start ARA, select Yes.

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    5. Confirm that your ARA UI menubar now shows version 8.1.2.a308327 or later.

      

     

      
    Related Products:  
       
    1. BMC BladeLogic Application Release Automation - Standard

     


    Article Number:

    000032106


    Article Type:

    FAQ/Procedural



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