Support published a hotfix for this issue , to be handy to all of you i am posting here:
The hotfix installation steps are as follows:
0) You will need to stop the app server daemons in the environment. Thus you may wish to start with a test app server. Once you move onto the Production servers, be sure to let your team know before you stop blappserv, blprocserv, or any of the other app server processes.
to the app server;
2) Stop the app server daemons;
3) Make the downloaded installer executable and run it. You will likely need to run this as root;
4) Make sure that it detects your existing setup. Allow it to upgrade all installed parts;
5) Upon completion, restart all daemons. This may include RSCD.
I am testing this in our test environment , and opened this thread to track the progress
Just to be clear to readers - that fix is ONLY applicable to BSA 8.3.00.
If you are using anyt other version or service pack level, and you experience the problem, please open a support issue.
Thanks & Regards,
I applied the hot fix in our environment and still see the same error in catalog update.
Now we are on the below versions after hotfix applied:
# cat Version
Error Feb 12, 2014 11:04:21 AM The job 'RHEL 6.5 Catalog_CUJ-2014-02-12 11-03-39-826-0500' has failed
Info Feb 12, 2014 11:04:20 AM Catalog update progress is completed.
Info Feb 12, 2014 11:04:20 AM Referrers failed to be process: 0
Info Feb 12, 2014 11:04:20 AM Referrers obsoleted: 0
Info Feb 12, 2014 11:04:20 AM Referrers updated: 0
Info Feb 12, 2014 11:04:20 AM Referrers newly added: 0
Info Feb 12, 2014 11:04:20 AM Patches with invalid/deprecated urls: 0
Info Feb 12, 2014 11:04:20 AM Patches failed to be downloaded: 0
Info Feb 12, 2014 11:04:20 AM Patches downloaded: 0
Info Feb 12, 2014 11:04:20 AM Patches failed to be process: 0
Info Feb 12, 2014 11:04:20 AM Patches obsoleted: 0
Info Feb 12, 2014 11:04:20 AM Patches updated: 0
Info Feb 12, 2014 11:04:20 AM Patches newly added: 0
Error Feb 12, 2014 11:04:20 AM Error while updating feed: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6 for 64-bit x86_64) ISO UPDATE 5 NOT FOUND, available update levels for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6 for 64-bit x86_64) are - 
Info Feb 12, 2014 11:04:12 AM Processing all online Channel Update Level filters
Info Feb 12, 2014 11:04:12 AM Building metadata
Info Feb 12, 2014 11:04:12 AM Catalog update progress is 0% completed.
Info Feb 12, 2014 11:03:58 AM Creating the metadata directory at destination location.
Info Feb 12, 2014 11:03:57 AM Initializing
Hi Lavanya, it looks like you opened a ticket with Support. Can you post when you have a resolution? Thanks!
Sure, i will post resolution on this issue as soon as support resolved this issue
Meanwhile i am review the hotfix details and related earlier issues mentioned in readme.txt
ISS04213296/QM001812367 - RedHat6x64 online catalog is failing on Linux Appserver configured with Oracle Database
ISS04239341/QM001810767 - RedHat Online catalog and Downloader have failed for Updatelevel
ISS04222352/QM001809864 - RedHat online catalog and offline downloader have failed to download any rpms
These may give us understanding on background
Just to update the thread, we did upgraded our DEV appserver to APPSERVER=8.3.03.82
This release has this issue fixed. Please refer to release notes:
Thank you for the followup Lavanya, it is much appreciated.