-:- Rameshkumar

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Saturday, December 03, 2011

HP Database and Middleware Automation ::: An understanding

Back in Aug. 26, 2010, HP  acquired Stratavia, a database and application automation company and renamed the their product as HP Database and Middleware Automation (DMA), Since then I have been cracking my head, how the HP DMA integrates with HP Business Service Automation (BSA) suite or HP Server Automation (SA) product. [Again during that HPSA version is 7.8x]

Later on, HP Database and Middleware Automation become the integral part of HP BSA suite of software for automating database and middleware automation.

The HP DMA solution packs automate administrative tasks associated with databases and application servers. Database and Middleware Automation is achieved by using pre-tested workflows gleaned from years of experience and best practices which chronicle the steps for provisioning and configuration, patching, compliance, and release management for the industry's popular databases and application servers. By using these out-of-the-box workflows, database and application server administrators can save time, reduce errors, and scale their operations. Seasoned administrators can use these workflows as starting points and tailor them to match the unique requirements of their environments.

The HP DMA Database Patching Solution Pack lets customers quickly identify & roll out patches to various databases:

The automated DMA patching process includes:
  1. Identifying the Patch Candidates
    - Discover database patch levels across the enterprise. Filter for databases requiring a patch.
  2. Staging Patch Binaries
    - Download & stage patch binaries to each system before or during the change window.
  3. Applying the Patches
    - Automate one or more patch processes in parallel with a button click, or schedule the patch operation.
  4. Rollback Patches
    - Rollback a patch in the event of a patch failure, or at any time after a database has been patched.
HP validates the DMA Patching Process against every new patch. If changes are required to the patching process, customers receive a solution pack update. In the event of a change to the patching solution pack, the update requires less than an hour to import.

Currently with my HP Server Automation 9.10.02 Patched VM, I tested HP DMA application or component, it works seamlessly without any issue. Attached is the screen snapshot of it

One thing, I'm not sure about the use-case or extensive use of the HP DMA [like HPSA or HPNA]. I trying to develop DB flows and experimenting the product for creating the use-cases. Hopefully I figureout something.

-:- Rameshkumar
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