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This space contains information about the BMC Database Automation version 8.5 release, which is part of the BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite 8.5 release.

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What's new

Announcement, August 7, 2015

BMC Software announces the release of patch 5 for BMC Database Automation 8.5.00 Service Pack 1.

For a summary of all announcements, see Release notes and notices.

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

Version 8.5.00 of BMC Database Automation features the following enhancements:

  • The ability to collect the output of an Action
  • The ability to limit the Actions certain operators can run by using Restricted Actions
  • Full support of the OPatch auto option for applying Oracle patches 
  • Support for the provisioning of Oracle single-instance, version 12c databases
  • Communication over IPv6 protocol and support for Highly Available Internet Protocol (HAIP)

For complete information about what's new or changed, see 8.5.00 enhancements.

Where to start

Your role and tasks may determine your first steps:





Install components of the BMC Database Automation system



Set up the BMC Database Automation system after installation.

Integrate BMC Database Automation with:

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

Configuring after installation




Perform ongoing maintenance of BMC Database Automation



Use the BMC Database Automation Management Console to perform administrative tasks



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

Viewing BMC Decision Support — Database Automation reports