The BMC Database Automation patch repository provides an easy method for creating a patch package and automatically applying patches to multiple nodes, one at a time or simultaneously. A patch package consists of the patch itself (from either Oracle, Microsoft or Sybase) and any pre-provisioning or post-provisioning scripts to be run. After a patch package is created, it can be applied to the hosts and databases you specify, and it can be exported to another Manager. In addition to applying interim software patches, you can roll back, where applicable, a previously applied patch, when necessary.
Patches can be applied to nodes that have been provisioned outside of BMC Database Automation in addition to nodes that have been provisioned by BMC Database Automation.
The following topics provide instructions for managing patching by using BMC Database Automation: