BDA 8.8 introduces the following enhancements for Oracle databases.
BDA 8.8 supports Pluggable Databases on Oracle RAC and Restart (Grid Infrastructure) environments. New functionality includes:
For information about all the available provisioning and management activities you can perform with Oracle databases, see Provisioning new databases and click the Oracle tab on the page.
BDA 8.8 adds the following support for Oracle databases on RAC and Restart environments:
BDA 8.8 is certified for use on Oracle Exadata systems.
The following versions are supported:
The following use cases are supported:
BDA 8.8 adds the ability to natively discover DB2 databases to be approved into BDA. As part of this support, BDA also supports creating Actions and compliance standards for those databases. Additional target scopes have been added so that Actions created with a scope of DB2 Database can be set as script and SQL Actions and can be executed against the targeted DB2 database. Actions and standards created with a scope of DB2 Database define new environment variables when they are run.
BDA provides the following additional enhancements to discovering, approving, and managing DB2 databases and instances:
Pending Approval display. DB2 databases discovered by BDA appear in the Pending Approval > DB2 section of the Management Console. In previous versions of BDA, if a Manager had the optional DB2 Generic Application installed, discovered and unapproved DB2 databases appeared on the Applications Pending Approval page. If you are using the Generic Application, please consult with BMC support for instructions on how to transition to native DB2 database discovery.
Search ability. This version of BDA adds DB2 database search capability to the existing search functionality. Searches for a DB2 database name returns a value for name, software version, parent, and domain. Search by alias is not supported in this version. For more information about search functionality, see Searching for objects in the Context Frame.
BDA 8.8 supports the use of a representational state transfer (REST) API for invoking functionality. The API enables you to programmatically trigger BDA workflows from other applications and perform management tasks relating to the following functions:
For more information about using the REST API, see Using REST API.
The version of OpenSSL included in BDA has been updated to 1.0.2g.
A new BDA Compliance Standard for DISA MSSQL 2012 V1 R9 is now available. For a complete list of published BDA compliance content, please visit the BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) site.
This version of BDA provides the following supportability enhancements:
deluser.plscript is provided in /app/clarity/manager_scripts/bin that can be used to delete BDA users via the command line.