This space contains information about the BMC Database Automation 20.19 product, which is part of the BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite .

Release notes
updated 06 Feb
This section provides information about what is new or changed in this space, including urgent issues, documentation updates, and product updates.

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Date

Title

Summary

December 20, 201920.19.03: 2019 Release 03
  • IBM DB2 11.5 (Enterprise Server Edition) is now supported
  • REST API updates
  • Updates to SQL Server patch package
  • Updates to Oracle 19c media path
  • PHP is upgraded to version 7.2.24

  • DISA compliances upgrades
  • Security updates and fixes
August 21, 201920.19.02: 2019 Release 02
  • Oracle 19c, Enterprise edition is now fully supported
  • A new feature is added for scheduled Agent upgrade for all nodes
  • REST API added for Node activities and Database provisioning functions
  • Patching job improvements
  • Show Patch List for Oracle databases
  • Support for PostgreSQL version 11.2
  • PHP is upgraded to version 7.2.20

  • Updated CIS Compliances for MSSQL
  • Security updates and fixes
April 18, 201920.19.01: 2019 Release 01
  • BDA prerequisite updated to use Java OpenJDK 11

  • Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Support for IBM DB2 11.1 (Enterprise Server Edition, Advanced Enterprise Server Edition and Advanced Workgroup Server Edition)
  • Support for Windows Server Failover Clusters using PowerShell rather than cluster.exe
  • Parallel patching job improvements for Oracle to start the related database even if patching fails
  • Addressed security fixes for Third party software vulnerabilities
  • Added security updates to gridapp.conf file
  • Product versioning changed to use year Release releaseNumber convention

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Ready-made PDFs are available on the PDFs and videos page. You can also create a custom PDF.

 Click here to see the steps.

From any page in the space, use the following procedure to create a PDF of either the current page or multiple pages (a parent topic and its child topics):
  1. From the Tools menu in the upper-right, select Export to PDF:



    Notes

    • Although you can export to Microsoft Word, this portal is not optimized for Word exports.
    • If you require an export in XML or HTML format, contact us.
  2. In the Template box, select the PDF style:

    • Simple to export a PDF with no cover, table of contents, or index 
      By default, the Simple template exports only the current page.
    • Standard to export a traditional PDF with a cover, table of contents, and index 
      By default, the Standard template exports the current page and its child pages.
  3. In the Export Scope box, select what you want to export:

    • Only this page to export the current page
    • This page and its children to export an entire section (current page and any child topics)

    Example

    In this example, selecting This page and its children creates a PDF of all topics in the space's Reference section:

  4. Select Start Export.

For more information, see Help for BMC Online Technical Documentation .


What's new

Announcement, December 20, 2019

BMC Software announces the release of 20.19.03: 2019 Release 03 of BMC Database Automation 20.19 .

For a summary of all announcements, see Release notes.

For a description of all open and corrected issues in BMC Database Automation (BDA), see Known and corrected issues.

For complete information about what's new or changed, see 20.19.03: 2019 Release 03.

Announcement, August 21, 2019

BMC Software announces the release of 20.19.02: 2019 Release 02 of BMC Database Automation 20.19 .

For a summary of all announcements, see Release notes.

For a description of all open and corrected issues in BMC Database Automation (BDA), see Known and corrected issues.

For complete information about what's new or changed, see 20.19.02: 2019 Release 02.

Announcement, April 18, 2019

BMC Software announces the release of 20.19.01: 2019 Release 01 of BMC Database Automation 20.19 .

For a summary of all announcements, see Release notes.

For a description of all open and corrected issues in BMC Database Automation (BDA), see Known and corrected issues.

For complete information about what's new or changed, see 20.19.01: 2019 Release 01.

Where to start

Your role and tasks may determine your first steps:

Role

Task

See

Administrator

Install components of the BDA system.

Planning
Installing

Administrator

Set up BDA after installation.

Integrate BDA with:

  • BMC Continuous Compliance for Databases
  • BMC Decision Support - Database Automation
  • BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management

Configuring after installation

 

Integrating

Administrator

Perform ongoing maintenance of BDA.

Administering

Operator

Use the BDA Management Console to perform administrative tasks.

Using

Advanced Operator
Developer
Administrator
Extend and customize BDA using a command line interface and a REST API.Developing

Executive

Understand the state of the environment by viewing BMC Decision Support – Database Automation reports.

Viewing BMC Decision Support — Database Automation reports

Planning

 

Deployment planning and system requirements

Installing

 

Installation, configuration, and maintenance

Upgrading

 

Upgrade paths and migration

Configuring after installation

 

Post-installation product configuration

Administering

 

Security and system administration

Using

 

Working with the product

Developing

 

Extending and customizing

Troubleshooting

 

Common issues

Integrating

 

Integrations with other product

PDFs and videos

This topic provides access to PDFs and videos that support this product. It also explains how to create your own custom PDFs.

Creating a custom PDF

From any page in the space, use the following procedure to create a PDF of either the current page or multiple pages (a parent topic and its child topics):
  1. From the Tools menu in the upper-right, select Export to PDF:



    Notes

    • Although you can export to Microsoft Word, this portal is not optimized for Word exports.
    • If you require an export in XML or HTML format, contact us.
  2. In the Template box, select the PDF style:

    • Simple to export a PDF with no cover, table of contents, or index 
      By default, the Simple template exports only the current page.
    • Standard to export a traditional PDF with a cover, table of contents, and index 
      By default, the Standard template exports the current page and its child pages.
  3. In the Export Scope box, select what you want to export:

    • Only this page to export the current page
    • This page and its children to export an entire section (current page and any child topics)

    Example

    In this example, selecting This page and its children creates a PDF of all topics in the space's Reference section:

  4. Select Start Export.

For more information, see Help for BMC Online Technical Documentation .

Videos

The following topics contain videos that supplement or replace the text-based documentation:

FAQs and additional resources

This topic answers common questions and explains how to access additional resources, including BMC Support.

Frequently asked questions

This section answers frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the documentation portal.

 How can I get a PDF of selected content in a space?
  1. From the Tools menu in the upper-right, select Export to PDF.

  2. Select the type of PDF that you want:
    • Only this page for a PDF of the current page
    • This page and its children for a PDF of the current page and all of its child topics

Depending on the number of topics included in the export, it might take several minutes to create the PDF. After the export is complete, you can download the PDF.

 How do I upgrade BDA agents using the Command Line Interface?

 

Large BDA implementations might require the ability to upgrade multiple agents using the command line, rather than updating them one at a time using the Management Console. BDA enables you to upgrade agents via the command line while providing bulk upgrade capability.

Upgrading the Agent software using the command line

This section describes how to upgrade the BDA Agent software running on nodes using the command line on a node by node basis. The procedure can then be scripted to perform bulk upgrades.

For a summary view of agent version(s) running on nodes throughout your BDA environment, run the command below on the target manager to obtain detailed information about the agent(s): Parent, Node ID, Node IP, Host Name, Agent Version, and the agent's OS.

  1. As the root user, run the following commands on the Manager (or, for a Multi-Manager environment, the Satellite Manager):

    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/app/clarity/lib

    /app/clarity/manager_scripts/bin/get_nodes.pl

    An example of the information that is returned is shown in the screen capture below.

  2. Still as root, place the version of the Agent media package that you want to install in the following location on the BDA Manager or Satellite Manager:
    /app/clarity/var/agentupdates
  3. Still as root, run the following manager script:
    /app/clarity/manager_scripts/bin/update_node.pl <Node IP from get_nodes.pl command> /app/clarity/var/agentupdates/<agent_package_name>

A BDA Agent bulk update ZipKit for AIX, Linux, Sparc and Windows is available at https://communities.bmc.com/docs/DOC-36503.

Additional resources

The following BMC sites are external to this portal and provide information that you might find helpful:

  • BMC Database Automation community
  • Get More From Your Databases with Enterprise Database Automation
  • Documentation for BMC Decision Support – Database Automation

Support information

This topic contains information about contacting BMC Support and determining support status for specific product versions.

 How can I contact BMC Support?

If you have problems with or questions about a BMC product, or for the latest support policies, see the Customer Support website at https://www.bmc.com/support/support-central.html. You can access product documents, search the Knowledge Base for help with an issue, and download products and maintenance.

If you do not have access to the web and you are in the United States or Canada, contact Customer Support at 800 537 1813. Outside the United States or Canada, select your country at Contact BMC to view local Support Contacts.


 How can I check a product version's support status?

You can find the support status for specific product versions on Support Central. Selecting a product from the “A–Z Supported Product List” shows:

  • All versions of the product and their current support levels (full or limited)
  • Dates on which support ends

You can also find information about the latest support policies on Support Central.

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