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Configuration Automation overview

Manually coordinating change and configuration management is time consuming and error-prone. Administrators need to automate configuration changes in their environment.

Business value

In the BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite, Configuration Automation speeds the process of changing IT components to ensure that they deliver secure, reliable services that meet service level agreements (SLAs) and regulatory requirements. Administrators can use the value path to automate the configuration changes in their environment. The BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite enables administrators to manipulate configuration settings at a granular level, reducing the risk of misconfigurations that impact service. Administrators can execute one-to-many ad hoc changes through the creation of standard packages and repeatable jobs.

Administrators can use Configuration Automation to validate that all changes are made in an expected manner and update their configuration management database (CMDB) and other tracking systems. All changes can be integrated into change management processes.

Configuration Automation functional architecture

Configuration Automation provides the ability to automate infrastructure deployments and changes across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. The use cases described in this release only cover cross-product solutions for Configuration Automation. For a general description of all the Configuration Automation capabilities, see Configuration Automation functional architecture.

Configuration Automation use cases

Configuration Automation encompasses the following use cases:

Related information and Product Availability and Compatibility

The following table lists the products involved in the Configuration Automation use cases and provides access to related documentation (such as technical bulletins, release notes, and other product documents) for those products. Click a product in the "Products involved" column to go to the related product page on the BMC Support site.

To see a list of BMC BladeLogic Automation Suite products and the use cases to which they apply, see Products involved.

Use case

Products involved

Visualize business service relationships

Perform intelligent server automation

Orchestrate change through Workflow Jobs

Product Availability and Compatibility

To find information about platforms currently supported by the products involved in the use cases, see the Product Availability and Compatibility section of the BMC Support site.

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