Continuous compliance for servers


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IT administrators typically need to coordinate configuration management processes with other Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes, such as incident management and change management.

Part of Compliance Automation, the BMC Continuous Compliance for Server Automation solution automates the integration of BMC Server Automation monitoring, auditing, compliance, and remediation processes with IT management systems such as BMC Remedy ITSM.

The integration with BMC Remedy ITSM is accomplished through BMC Atrium Orchestrator and standard APIs.


This version of the BMC Continuous Compliance for Server Automation solution includes significant updates. If you are using a previous version of the solution, you must manually upgrade and reconfigure the solution to take advantage of the improvements.

Overview of the solution

Implementing the BMC Continuous Compliance for Servers solution enables you to ensure compliance to the change process without requiring IT personnel to manually create change tickets. The solution reduces the risk of unauthorized and unplanned changes through enforced change tracking and automated documentation of all changes.

When you implement the BMC Continuous Compliance for Server Automation solution, you can execute the following workflows:



Operator-initiated change

This workflow enables you to facilitate the tracking of infrastructure change actions initiated by a BMC Server Automation operator, by integrating the execution of BMC Server Automation jobs with BMC Remedy ITSM.

When operations changes are implemented, operators need to document these changes in their change management system (for example BMC Remedy ITSM Change Management). To automate this change tracking process, a change request is automatically created in BMC Remedy ITSM when a BMC Server Automation operator submits a job that requires BMC Remedy ITSM tracking and approval. After the change is approved in BMC Remedy ITSM, the job is scheduled for execution in BMC Server Automation.

Closed-loop compliance and audit

This workflow involves automatically creating incidents and change requests if noncompliant servers are detected, or if deviations from a master server configuration are detected. Continuous Compliance for Server Automation integrates the remediation of discrepancies and compliance violations in BMC Server Automation to the change management processes facilitated by the BMC Remedy ITSM management system.

Incident enrichment

This workflow involves automating the addition of information from various relevant sources (such as BMC Atrium Configuration Management Database (CMDB) and BMC Server Automation servers) to the incident ticket when a server-related incident is detected in BMC Remedy ITSM.

Prior to executing these use cases, the data center technical personnel who are responsible for setting up the Continuous Compliance for Server Automation solution must complete the installation process and configuration procedures required to implement the solution.

Where to go from here

To enable the Continuous Compliance for Servers use cases, you must perform the following tasks:

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