8.9.01: Service Pack 1 for version 8.9.00

This service pack corrects known issues in BMC Database Automation (BDA) and introduces enhancements to the product.

Corrected issues

For information about the issues corrected in this service pack, see Known and corrected issues and select 8.9.01 in the Corrected in list to filter the issues in the table.


This section contains information about enhancements in BMC Database Automation (BDA) 8.9.01.

Database and OS support 

BDA 8.9.01 adds the following new database support:   

  • SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) Dataserver 16.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
  • SAP Replication Server 15.7.1 on RHEL 6 and AIX 7.1 
  • Oracle 12.2 (Beta version) on Oracle Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 (single instance) 
  • Oracle 12.2 (Beta version) on RHEL 7 (single instance) 
  • DB2 11.1 on RHEL 6, RHEL 7.1 and AIX 7.1 
  • DB2 11.1 and 10.5 on AIX 7.2
  • Oracle and Oracle on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 
  • Oracle 11gR2 and Oracle 12c on AIX 7.2 (single instance) 

For more information about supported databases and OS, see Databases supported and OS requirements.

Oracle enhancements

BDA 8.9.01 introduces the following enhancements for Oracle databases. 

  • Support for Oracle RAC clusters and databases using NFS. Includes support for provisioning, patching and minor version upgrades. [IDEA 13902]
    BDA wizards / templates have been modified to add support for this functionality. See Creating an Oracle cluster. The following Oracle versions and platforms are supported for NFS. 
    • Oracle versions: 11.2 and 12.1 (Excludes certification of RAC One Node and Pluggable Database functionality.)
    • Platforms: 
      • RHEL 5, 6, and 7
      • Oracle Enterprise Linux 6 and 7
      • Solaris 10 and 11
      • SUSE Linux 9
  • Oracle Combo OJVM PSU and database PSU patch bundles are now supported via a single BDA patch package and can be applied in one job. Previous releases of BDA required the use of separate patch packages applied via multiple jobs. [IDEA 11551]
    See Managing patch packages for Oracle quarterly packages and Creating an Oracle patch package.
  • A GUI restriction related to unique BDA Display Names has been removed. You can now assign the same Display Name to multiple Oracle databases on different hosts in the same BDA domain. [IDEA 9299]

SQL Server enhancements

BDA version 8.9.01 supports using the /ALLINSTANCES parameter when running the SQL Server patch installer to apply/rollback a patch to all instances of SQL Server on a given node rather than apply/rollback a patch to each instance individually. 


 A new SQL Server patch with /ALLINSTANCES security capability is available to control access to the feature.

Compliance content 

The following new BDA Compliance Standards are now available:  

  • DISA MSSQL 2014 - Version 1, Release 3 
  • DISA MSSQL 2014 - Version 1, Release 4
  • DISA MSSQL 2012 - Version 1, Release 11
  • DISA MSSQL 2012 - Version 1, Release 12
  • DISA Oracle Database 11gR2 - Version 1, Release 8
  • DISA Oracle Database 11gR2 - Version 1, Release 9
  • DISA Oracle Database 11g - Version 8, Release 18
  • DISA Oracle Database 12c - Version 1, Release 4
  • DISA Oracle Database 12c - Version 1, Release 5
  • CIS IBM DB2 10 Benchmark - Version 1.1.0
  • CIS MSSQL 2014 Benchmark - Version 1.2.0

For a complete list of published BDA Compliance content, please visit the BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) site. 


Before upgrading to version 8.9.01, see Upgrade process overview for important information on BDA Compliance content compatibility.

RFEs and supportability improvements

BDA version 8.9.01 provides the following RFEs and supportability enhancements.

  • The BDA data warehouse is certified for use with an Oracle Pluggable Database (PDB). See Creating a data warehouse database schema.
  • You can modify scheduled BDA jobs to update the list of selected candidates. For more information, see Editing scheduled jobs[IDEA 13903]
  • A new feedback framework provides improved error display and direct access to the installer logs, making it easier for BDA users to troubleshoot job failures. This has been implemented for Oracle and SQL Server patch jobs in 8.9.01. See Monitoring jobs and viewing job history.
  • The version of OpenSSL included in BDA has been updated to 1.0.2j.
  • Starting with version 8.9.01, BMC Database Automation (BDA) uses the TLSv1.2 SSL communication protocol by default on the Manager and Agent. Older TLS/SSL protocols are still available on the Manager for backwards compatibility. For more information, see BMC Database Automation components and Enabling SSL support

Changes to the supported products and solution versions

BMC Database Automation integrates with the following BMC products to provide the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management solution. For more information about this integration, see Overview of the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management integration.



BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management4.6.04

BMC Atrium Orchestrator Platform


BMC Atrium Orchestrator Content


BMC Decision Support - Database Automation8.9.01
BMC Remedy ITSM Suite 9.0

Downloading and installing the service pack

For download instructions, see Downloading the installation files.

For instructions on installing the Service Pack, see Applying maintenance, patches, or fixes.

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