8.9.03: Service Pack 3 for version 8.9.00

This topic contains information about fixes and updates in this service pack, and provides instructions for downloading and installing the service pack.

Corrected issues

For information about the issues corrected in this service pack, see Known and corrected issues and select 8.9.03 in the Corrected in list to filter the issues in the table.


This section contains information about enhancements in version 8.9.03 of the BMC Database Automation (BDA) product.

Security enhancements

Support for sha256 algorithm

Starting with this version, BMC Database Automation supports sha256 algorithm for enhanced security. For more information, see Enabling SSL support.
GUI-related enhancements
Fixed width columns in reportsIn report tables, the column width is now fixed and better aligned with data. If data exceeds the column width, use the tool tip to see the complete data.
Platform support
Support for SAP Replication Server 16.0 on additional platformsStarting with this version, BMC Database Automation supports Replication Server 16.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 and RHEL 7 platforms.
Database Support
Support for Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Core EditionStarting with this version, BMC Database Automation supports SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Core Edition.
Miscellaneous enhancements
Defining custom fields for scheduling optionsStarting with this release, you can define custom fields for the scheduling options present on the Scheduling page while running a job or action. The values of those options are derived from the values of corresponding custom fields specified on the Custom Fields page. For more information about defining custom fields, see To add custom fields for the scheduling options to a template.
Applying inline patches before/after CRS configurationNow you can choose whether you want to apply a patch before or after configuring CRS during inline patching of an Oracle grid infrastructure. For more information, see the Apply Patch Before Configuring CRS option on Creating an Oracle cluster.


Starting with version 8.9.03, the command line utility, cmdutils is deprecated on Windows. The utility is still supported on Linux.

BMC Database Automation web services updates

Ability to override Action templatesWith this release, you can override values in a supplied Action template through custom fields. For more information, see Run Action.
REST API Commands for patching functions

Starting with version 8.9.03, you can use the REST API commands to perform the following functions with BDA patches:

  • List patches available for a database
  • Install patches
  • Rollback patches
  • List candidates for a patch
  • List templates for a patch
  • Pre-stage patches

For more information, see Patching functions.

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 Management4.6.06

BMC Atrium Orchestrator Platform


BMC Atrium Orchestrator Content


BMC Decision Support - Database Automation8.9.02
BMC Remedy ITSM Suite 9.0

Downloading and upgrading to the service pack

For download instructions, see Downloading the installation files

For the versions from which you can upgrade to this service pack, see Upgrade process overview. For instructions on upgrading to the service pack, see Applying maintenance, patches, or fixes.

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