I don't typically attribute much fanfare to Data Protector patch releases. However, yesterday's release is noteworthy in that it is the first round of GR patches since the initial release of DP 6.2. Links to the actual release notes are included in the summary below. Remember that you will need a valid HP Passport account with your current DP software SAID linked to it. The official release notes will contain details of each defect, any included enhancements, and a link to the actual patch for download and install.
DPWIN_00512 Windows - CORE patch
|12||None||DPWIN_00513: Cell Server (CS) Packet patch|
DPWIN_00514: Cell Console (CC) Packet patch
DPWIN_00516: Media Agent (MA) Packet patch
DPWIN_00513 Windows - Cell Server patch
|32||1||DPWIN_00514: Cell Console (CC) Packet patch|
DPWIN_00515: Disk Agent (DA) Packet patch
DPWIN_00514 Windows - Cell Console (GUI) patch
|16||None||DPWIN_00513: Cell Server (CS) Packet patch|
DPWIN_00515 Windows - Disk Agent patch
|4||None||DPWIN_00513: Cell Server (CS) Packet patch|
DPWIN_00516 Windows - Media Agent patch
Even though the five non-core patches designate no dependency upon the new core patch, I still maintain my historical application order: CORE first, then CS, CC, DA, MA. Any integration patches follow those.
Yes, I know patching is typically a low-priority activity. It's not very exciting. It takes time away from other more pressing matters. But keeping your DP environment up to date is none the less important. Make sure you get your Installation Server patched then push those updated binaries out to all of your clients. You can do it en mass using the GUI's right-click "Upgrade" command in the client context. Simply select a range of clients (shift-click or control-click) before initiating the upgrade.