What's new in 6.3.6

This topic introduces the new features and enhancements available in Deployment Automation 6.3.6.

Note: The Help Centers for Deployment Automation versions 6.3.3 to 6.3.6 are streamlined into a single Help Center. Any version-specific changes are indicated where relevant.

To view enhancements for versions 6.3.3, 6.3.4, and 6.3.5, see What's new in earlier versions.

Plugin enhancements

The following plugins are enhanced in this release:

  • All AmazonEC2 plugin steps can now assume the Identity and Access Management (IAM) role to authenticate to EC2 instances.

  • Manage Tags. Use this new step to attach, modify, or remove tags for Amazon EC2 instances.

  • Launch Instances. When launching EC2 instances, you can now add tags to them. Also, you can use an instance profile to pass an IAM role to launched instances.

For details, see AmazonEC2 plugin.

ChangeMan ZMF

When using the Audit step, you can now set the polling timeout and interval. The timeout defines how long the system waits for the audit to complete.

For details, see Audit step.

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Security enhancements

In this release, many third-party libraries with identified vulnerabilities are upgraded to newer and more secure versions.

The following plugins use updated third-party libraries:

Category Plugin
Application server management
  • Apache HTTP Server

  • Oracle WebLogic WLDeploy

Change and service management Dimensions CM
Database management

  • SQL*Plus


Integration Docker
Quality and test management Selenium
System tools and scripting
  • 7zip

  • Groovy

  • MS Windows PowerShell

  • Log Parser

Virtual and cloud environment management VMware vCenter

For details about plugins, see Supported plugins.

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Fixed issues

The following issues were resolved in this release:

ID Summary
OCTD42M449092 Oracle WebLogic WLDeploy plugin: The Run WLDeploy step no longer fails if the agent and WebLogic server are on different machines and the Source to Deploy property points to the source on the agent.
OCTD42M458040 Resource blackouts: The verification of a resource blackout is now more precise. If an application environment has blacked out resources, this no longer prevents an application process from running unless the process uses components mapped to the blacked out resources.
OCTD42M439024 Creating a component from a template: In the Template Version list, different versions are no longer displayed with the same date and time.

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