Announcement, February 02, 2017
BMC Software announces the release of Patch 2 of BMC Database Automation 8.8 (8.8.00.02).
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 8.8 of BMC Database Automation (BDA) features the following enhancements:
- Support for Pluggable Databases on Oracle RAC and Restart (Grid Infrastructure) environments
- Support for Oracle databases on RAC and Restart environments:
- Oracle 188.8.131.52 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
- Oracle 184.108.40.206 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
- Oracle Exadata certification
- The ability to natively discover DB2 databases to be approved into BDA, and to create Actions and compliance standards for those databases
- Support of a representational state transfer (REST) API for invoking functionality
- A new BDA Compliance Standard for DISA MSSQL 2012 V1 R9
- Several supportability improvements, including configuring a default RBAC starting point, deleting BDA users via the command line, and capturing metadata from the View page of a patch package.
For complete information about what's new or changed, see 8.8.00 enhancements.
Where to start
Your role and tasks may determine your first steps:
Install components of the BDA system.
Set up the BDA system after installation.
Integrate BDA with:
- BMC Continuous Compliance for Databases
- BMC Decision Support - Database Automation
- BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management
Configuring after installation
Perform ongoing maintenance of BDA.
Use the BDA Management Console to perform administrative tasks.
|Extend and customize BDA using a command line interface and a REST API.||Developing|
Understand the state of the environment by viewing BMC Decision Support – Database Automation reports.
Viewing BMC Decision Support — Database Automation reports