Installing the Service Pack on RPM Package Clients

To install the service pack on clients that have the RPM package installed, you must run the RPM upgrade command from a new RPM package. The new package must contain the latest service pack version.


Hotfixes are installed when installing service packs. If you want to install hotfixes only, see Installing Hotfixes.


Service pack installations are supported on clients that were created using an RPM package from Service Pack 7 or a later version.

Before You Begin

Create a new RPM package using the latest installation media (such as the Download Manager). For more information, see Creating a Custom Package for UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh Computers.

Consider the following requirements for the new RPM package:

  • During the creation of the new RPM package, use the same installation directory that you configured for the old package.

  • The package name and instance number of the new RPM package file name must have the same name as the old package. In an RPM package file name, such as custom-Linux.Instance001.CVGxBase0-11.0.0-, the package name is custom-Linux and the instance number is Instance001.


  1. Log on to the computer as root.

  2. Go to the location where you stored the RPM package.

  3. Run the following command:

    rpm –U package_name.rpm

What to Do Next

Verify the update status of the client where you installed the service pack. For more information, see Viewing the Service Pack Details for One or More Clients.