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Maintenance schedule

Recommended Service Level (RSL) maintenance is available on a quarterly basis. Additionally, a six-month accumulation of RSL PTFs will be available from the electronic software distribution (ESD) FTP site or on physical media (DVD). A technical bulletin alerts you when a new RSL is available. (You can sign up for proactive alerts on the BMC Support Central website.)

NOTE: As of April 4, 2016, product update tapes (PUTs) have been replaced by RSL. Existing PUT images remain available for two years after the date on which they became available, in accordance with the BMC two-year rolling maintenance policy. For additional information about this change, see the RSL technical bulletin.

RSL maintenance is labeled as RSLyyqqC:

yy is the last two digits of the calendar year.

qq is the two digit month representing the quarter.

C is optional to identify a 6-month cumulative release.

The following RSL releases are scheduled or available. Click an RSL number to list the PTFs contained on the RSL. A brief description is included with each PTF. For detailed descriptions, go to PTF Distribution Services (eFix).

Maintenance is available online for two years after the date on which it was made available, which observes our rolling two-year availability policy.

Number Maintenance period Availability IBM RSU level
2018 RSL maintenance
RSL1901C April 13, 2018 through October 11, 2018 Available January 3, 2019 RSU1809
RSL1901 July 13, 2018 through October 11, 2018 Available January 3, 2019 RSU1809
RSL1810 April 13, 2018 through July 12, 2018 Available October 4, 2018 RSU1806
RSL1807C October 8, 2017 through April 12, 2018 Available July 3, 2018 RSU1803
RSL1807 January 12, 2018 through April 12, 2018 Available July 3, 2018 RSU1803
RSL1804 October 8, 2017 through January 11, 2018 Available April 5, 2018 RSU1712
2017 RSL maintenance
RSL1801 July 8, 2017 through October 7, 2017 Available January 3, 2018 RSU1709
RSL1801C April 8, 2017 through October 7, 2017
Available January 3, 2018 RSU1709
RSL1710 April 8, 2017 through July 7, 2017 Available October 2, 2017 RSU1706
RSL1707C October 8, 2016 through April 7, 2017 Available July 6, 2017 RSU1703
RSL1707 January 8, 2017 through April 7, 2017 Available July 6, 2017 RSU1703
RSL1704 October 8, 2016 through January 12, 2017 Available April 3, 2017 RSU1612
2016 RSL maintenance
RSL1701 July 9, 2016 through October 7, 2016 Available January 4, 2017 RSU1609
RSL1701C April 9, 2016 through October 7, 2016 Available January 4, 2017 RSU1609
RSL1610 April 9, 2016 through July 8, 2016
Available October 3, 2016
RSU1606
RSL1607C October 15, 2015 through April 8, 2016 Available July 6, 2016 RSU1603
RSL1607 January 16, 2016 through April 8, 2016 Available July 6, 2016 RSU1603