[BESAdmin-Announcements] BES 6.0.21 Released

Announcements for BES Administrators besadmin-announcements at bigmail.bigfix.com
Thu Mar 1 19:04:52 PST 2007

We have updated our latest release to version 6.0.21 to include a small
change that fixes a gathering issue with the BES Relay and the BES
Server. The previous 6.0.20 release had an update that fixed a rare
issue that caused gathering to hang (which would require that you
restart your relay/rootserver service to restore normal operation).
Unfortunately, fixing this issue exposed another fairly rare issue that
also caused gathering to hang if certain specific timing events occur.
This gathering issue will not affect all deployments and has a
straight-forward resolution of restarting the service (BESRelay or
BESRootServer), but we deemed this fix important enough to re-release a
new version of BES because we consider even a rare hang in the relays or
rootserver to be a critical issue.
We try hard to avoid releasing new BES versions so close together and we
apologize for any inconvenience this caused.
It is recommended that everyone with BES 6.0.20 Servers or Relays
upgrade them to 6.0.21. The BES Console and BES Clients do not have any
significant changes from 6.0.20->6.0.21. All of the new performance
benefits and bugfixes that were in 6.0.20 are also in 6.0.21 and you are
encouraged to upgrade your components to take advantage of the new
All the usual upgrade notes apply to this version:
All BES 6.0.21 components are fully forward and backward compatible with
the previous 6.0.x components. Additional information about the update
is available at the bottom of the page at
<http://support.bigfix.com/bes/changes/fullchangelist-6.0.txt> . 

This upgrade is available to all BES customers at no charge. As with all
BES upgrades, you can upgrade any component manually or by using Fixlet
messages available on the BES Support Fixlet site. You will see upgrade
Fixlet messages for each BES component that is not yet upgraded. If you
are currently running BES 6.0, you can upgrade any or all of the
components in any order. For those customers at BES 5.1 or earlier, the
upgrade pathway remains the same and you should upgrade to BES 6.0.21
whenever possible to take advantage of the newest features,
optimizations, and bug fixes.

- Manual upgrade instructions are available at
<http://support.bigfix.com/bes/install/upgradebes.html> .
- The documentation for BES 6.0 is available at
http://support.bigfix.com/product/ <http://support.bigfix.com/product/>
- The BES Relay Install Task for 6.0 will be updated to deploy the
newest BES Relay version.
- If you need access to the previous versions of BES (or the
upgrade/install Fixlets for previous versions) please go to
<http://support.bigfix.com/bes/install/beswindowsarchive.html> .

BigFix Product Team
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