Windows 2000 patching is not supported in 8.0
W2K is still supported by Microsoft why BL doesn't it ?
Do you know any possible workaround to perform Patch analysis on w2k ?
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Possibly because they are into the 'extended support', thought that is only a guess. I would talk to your local BMC account rep about this issue.
I looked into this and I believe that MS are stopping support in July this year.
But on bulletin of june there are at least 4 fix to be applied to w2k
I'm trying an escalation of the problem on BMC
Thanks for your interest.
Ouch... is there any other BladeLogic functionality that is unavailable for Windows 2000? While it is true that it goes out of support on July 13, our environment (and I'm sure many others' as well) still has several hundred Win2k boxes in use. Even though MS will no longer support it, our staff *do* have to support it for our users; having less functionality would make trying to work with an already old OS even less pleasant.
Carlo, please post back to this thread with any updates you receive -- I'm curious to find out more as we are considering an upgrade now.
W2k is still supported for the agent it looks like from the product support matrix (http://www.bmc.com/support/reg/bladelogic-compatibility-tables.html), which means you can do pretty much anything else, including deploying patches to it. you just can't run patch analysis against it.
In 8.1 there is a plan to drop the agent support for win2k. Let us know if you see that as a big issue
25% of our farm, which is counting more than a couple thousand machines, is still win2000
so yes, i see it as a big issue
Recently there has been a lot of concerns over the plan to drop Windows 2000 Patching in 8.0, This decision was driven by Microsoft’s plan to EOL Windows 2000 next month, and their claims that they will not be releasing any patches for Windows 2000 after that point. After significant discussions with customers and our partners we don’t think that customers will be migrating away from Windows 2000 as fast as Microsoft expected, and due to that we have made some changes to the BBSA support plan.
For the BBSA 8.0 Release… We will enable the creation of Windows 2000 Patch Catalogs via Service Pack 5. There is no ETA on SP5 as of today. Analysis will only be allowed if the target is running an 8.0 Agent.
For the 8.1 Release… Windows 2000 will remain a deprecated platform for new features. However, we will enable Windows 2000 Patch Catalog Creation, but analysis will only be allowed via an 8.0 Agent.
We will not support patching an Windows 2000 end point from any 8.x app server when the end point is running a 7.x agent!
BBSA 8.1 will be the absolute FINAL release we will have any support for Windows 2000.
I installed BL 8.0 SP5. I don't see Windows 2000 as an option in the Catalog. Where are we with adding this
back to BL?