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This space contains information about the BMC Database Automation version 8.7 release, which is part of the BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite 8.7 release.

What's new

Announcement, March 31, 2016

BMC Software announces the release of Patch 3 of BMC Database Automation 8.7 (8.7.00.03).

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 8.7.00 of BMC Database Automation features the following enhancements:

  • SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups, a high availability replication technology for SQL Server clustered instances that enables you to duplicate databases across instances in a Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC).
  • Multitenant architecture from Oracle for 12c databases that enables Oracle databases to be split into the Oracle software and the user data.
  • RAC One Node database provisioning on all the nodes that are part of a cluster.
  • The ability to edit manual checks, upon physical verification or approval, and designate them as Manual Compliant or Manual Non-compliant.
  • The ability to perform mesh-wide searches on Content Managers.
  • Agent Support for Redhat Enterprise Linux 7  and Oracle Linux 7 , and certification on Oracle Exadata
  • Performance improvements in search results for large scale BDA deployments.

For complete information about what's new or changed, see 8.7.00 enhancements.

Where to start

Your role and tasks may determine your first steps:

Role

Task

See

Administrator

Install components of the BMC Database Automation system

Planning
Installing

Administrator

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

 

Integrating

Administrator

Perform ongoing maintenance of BMC Database Automation

Administering

Operator

Use the BMC Database Automation Management Console to perform administrative tasks

Using

Executive

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

Viewing BMC Decision Support — Database Automation reports