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Data Center Automation (DCA) provides lifecycle management at scale across heterogeneous virtual and physical servers, databases, and middleware applications in the most diverse IT environments. It keeps the enterprise standardized and compliant from initial provisioning through resource retirement. DCA helps you automate provisioning, patching, compliance audit, closed-loop remediation, and realize quicker time-to-value.

You can use one of the following deployment modes to install and configure DCA:

  • Containerized
  • Non-containerized

Containerized DCA

DCA consists of container-based components on a Kubernetes platform. Each component is deployed as a Docker container installed with an automated deployment framework that helps you increase the scale of the deployment spontaneously. All the essential components for fault detection and configuration management are pre-configured in this deployment mode.

Containerized DCA deployed on top of ITOM Container Deployment Foundation (CDF), presents new innovations for orchestrated patch management:

  • One platform to manage patching of operating systems, databases, and middleware across multi-vendor environments.
  • A complete view of infrastructure state to vulnerabilities and exposures through the new, actionable risk assessment dashboard.
  • Closed-loop vulnerability remediation with Service Level Objective (SLO) enforcement. You can remediate timely and consistently using Static and Vendor recommended patching methods.
  • Container-based architecture that is easy to install, patch, and upgrade. You can scale effortlessly and meet higher demands by running multiple, stateless container services.

Non-containerized DCA

This is a conventional deployment model of DCA with standalone installers for each product. If you choose this option, you need to download the products from the software entitlement site and install them separately.

Edition Product Version
DCA Ultimate

Server Automation

Operations Orchestration

DMA Premium

IT Operations Compliance

Operations Bridge Reporter

Cloud Optimizer

10.60

10.80

10.50.001

1.20

10.30

3.02

DCA Premium

Server Automation

Operations Orchestration

DMA Premium

IT Operations Compliance

Operations Bridge Reporter

10.60

10.80

10.50.001

1.20

10.30

DCA Express

Server Automation

Operations Orchestration

DMA Premium

Operations Bridge Reporter

10.60

10.80

10.50.001

10.30

To access help centers of the constituent products of non-containerized DCA, go to DCA docs.

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