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BDA 8.9.03 is now available !


I am pleased to announce the general availability of BladeLogic Database Automation 8.9.03. A lot of key capabilities and user requests have been addressed and hope you upgrade your environments as soon as possible and take advantage of the all the R&D effort that has gone into this release.


Some key highlights of the release are as follows.



  • Apply inline patches before or after CRS configuration

o  See this link for more details.

  • Define custom fields for scheduling options

See this link for more details.

  • Ability to override Action templates

o  See this link for more details.

  • REST API Commands for patching functions

o  See this link for more details.

  • Support for SAP Sybase Server 16.0
  • Support for sha256 algorithm

For a complete list of enhancements and supportability improvements, see
8.9.03 Enhancements.


Database Automation is now more secure: We have enhanced the product to make it more secure by addressing lot of security issues like:


  • Clickjacking
  • Multiple Reflected XSS
  • Updated vulnerable libraries
  • SQL Error Disclosure
  • Cross Site Request Forgery
  • Denial of Service
  • Adopting to SHA 256 SSL certificates


Platform support Update:


We have added new database platforms as follows:


  • Sybase Server 16
  • Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Core Support


and have also added supported for windows server 2016.


Platforms to deprecated: The platforms below will be deprecated from the next release:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Windows Server 2008


I would also like to bring to your notice that the Database Automation windows CmdUtils will also be deprecated from the next release onwards.

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