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This space contains information about the BMC Database Automation version 8.6 release, which is part of the BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite 8.6 release.

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What's new

Announcement, February 25, 2016

BMC Software announces the release of Patch 5 of BMC Database Automation 8.6 (

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 8.6.00 of BMC Database Automation features the following enhancements:

  • A compliance framework that improves an organization's ability to manage database compliance, reduce the risk and cost of compliance, and increasing governance.
  • Performance improvements in the action, patch, and template repository, and in context tree loading times 
  • Using templates to perform provisioning operations with command line utilities on all the databases supported by BMC Database Automation  
  • Searching all BMC Database Automation objects in the Context Tree based on name and type
  • Console and browser window customization
  • Health and value dashboards

For complete information about what's new or changed, see 8.6.00 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