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TrueSight Capacity Optimization
BMC Capacity Optimization
The TrueSight Capacity Optimization (TSCO), TrueSight Gateway Server (formerly, BMC Performance Assurance [BPA] console), TrueSight Capacity Optimization Agent, and TrueSight Capacity Optimization Perceiver (formerly BMC Performance Perceiver) products follow a standard patch release model where there will be a period formal patch release (Fix Pack/Cumulative Patch) made available via the Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) site and a more frequent Cumulative Hot Fix (CHF) release made available for the FTP site to faciliate a more rapid release of fixes to field without the overhead associated with a formal patch release.
The following table covers some of the key points regarding different types of patches:
|Patch Type||Typical Release Schedule||Technical Bulletin||QA Testing||Released Via||Includes Installer?|
|Version 10.0 and later components|
|Feature Pack||As Required||Yes||Full QA||EPD||Yes|
|Fix Pack||As Required||Yes||Full QA||EPD||Yes|
|Version 9.5 and earlier components|
|Service Pack||Quarterly||Yes||Full QA||EPD||Yes|
|Cumulative Patch||As Required||Yes||Full QA||EPD||Yes|
|Cumulative Hot Fix||Monthly||No (Text README)||Developer Unit Testing /|
Automated Regression Testing
|Hot Fix||As Required||No (Text README)||Developer Unit Testing||FTP||Maybe|
With the TrueSight Capacity Optimization (TSCO) version 10.0 and later product suite there will be two types of patches typically made available:
- Fix Pack (FP)
- Cumulative Hof Fix (CHF)
The Fix Pack follows the same behavior as the former Cumulative Patch packages that have been made available for the last several releases. A Fix Pack can be installed on top of the base release of the product, any prior fix pack version in that release series, or any prior Cumulative Hot Fix (CHF). CHF packages will also accumulate fixes from the base release meaning they can also be installed on top of the base release of the product, any prior fix pack version, or any prior Cumulatve Hot Fix release. This means that all released patches are an accumulation of fixes from the base product release and thus can be installed on top of any prior released patch package already installed in the environment.
The Feature Pack follows the same behavior as the former Service Pack packages. A Feature Pack can be installed on top of the base release of the product, any prior fix patch version in that release series, or any prior Cumulative Hot Fix (CHF). After a Feature Pack has been released, future CHF packages will be accumulated from the latest Feature Pack version for that release. When a Feature Pack is released for TSCO that becomes the base supported release for that version. That means that future Cumulative Patches, Hot Fixes, or Cumulative Hot Fixes will only be released for the latest Feature Pack. For example, after the release of TSCO 10.7 Feature Pack 1 (10.7.01) future Cumulative Patches and Cumulative Hot Fixes will be released for installation on top of TSCO 10.7.01. No future patches or hot fixes will be released that install on top of TSCO 10.7.00 (the base release). In order to apply future patch packages it will be necessary to upgrade to a base release of TSCO 10.7.01 (TSCO 10.7 Feature Pack #1).
For BCO 9.5 and earlier when a Service Pack is released for CO that becomes the base supported release in that version. That means that future Cumulative Patches, Hot Fixes, or Cumulative Hot Fixes will only be released for the latest Service Pack. For example, after the release of CO 9.5 Service Pack 2 (9.5.02) future Cumulative Patches and Cumulative Hot Fixes will be released for installation on top of BCO 9.5.02. No more patches or hot fixes will be released that install on top of BCO 9.5 Service Pack 1 (9.0.01). In order to apply future patch packages it will be necessary to upgrade to a base release of BCO 9.5.02.
TrueSight Capacity Optimization 10.7,10.7.01,11.0,11.3.01
BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization 10.5, 10.3, 10.0
BMC Capacity Optimization 9.5, 9.0, 4.5
BMC Performance Assurance 9.5, 9.0, 7.5.10
BMC Performance Perceiver 9.5, 9.0, 7.5.10
NOTE: If the Patch or README link in the following table doesn't work, try using the 'Base URL' link to see which patch version is available for download from the BMC FTP site for that release. A new version of the patch package may have been uploaded and the KA may not have yet been updated with the new version number.
TrueSight Capacity Optimization (TSCO) Cumulative Hot Fix (CHF) Releases
|TrueSight Capacity Optimization (Application Server and ETL Engine)|
BCO/BPA Service Packs
The specific download location and installation instructions for the BPA and BCO Service Packs is described in the Release Notes associated with the Service Pack release. BPA and BCO Service Packs can be obtained from the BMC EPD site.
Q: Do I need to apply the latest Cumulative Patch (CP) within an Service Pack (SP) level before I apply the latest Cumulative Hot Fix for that Service Pack level?
No, the latest Cumulative Hot Fix packages available from the BMC FTP site contains all fixes back to the base Service Pack release level. For example, for BCO 9.5, it is not necessary to apply the BCO 9.5.00 Cumulative Patch #2 (9.5.00.02) in order to apply the latest Cumulative Hot Fix (CHF), for example, 18.104.22.168.C00001. The BCO 9.5.00.02 CHF #1 patch (22.214.171.124.C00001) patch release includes all of the fixes in the BCO 9.5.00 Cumulative Patch #2 (9.5.00.02) package available from the BMC EPD site.
Legacy ID:KA400057Related Products:
- BMC Capacity Optimization