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This space contains information about the BMC Database Automation version 8.8 release, which is part of the BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite 8.8 release.

What's new

Announcement, February 02, 2017

BMC Software announces the release of Patch 2 of BMC Database Automation 8.8 (

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 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
    • Oracle 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.


Advanced Operator
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