VM provisioning

BMC Server Automation enables IT Operators to perform basic ad-hoc actions on virtual assets in their environment (such as starting and stopping virtual machines), as well as more complex management tasks such as deploying virtual assets and controlling virtualization sprawl. BMC Server Automation provides IT Operators with essential tools for the management of the virtual environment and on-demand deployment of virtual assets.

The following topics describe the management tasks you can perform for virtual environments:

The following table describes the use cases associated with using BMC Server Automation in a virtual environment. With BMC Server Automation, you have the ability to:

Use case


View the entire virtual inventory from one console

Browsing virtual inventory

Quickly replicate and deploy new virtual systems using an existing virtual system as a template, or using a repeatable process (using the Virtual Guest Package and Virtual Guest Job).

Deploying assets to the virtual infrastructure

Verify that virtual inventory configurations meet corporate standards (using Audit and Compliance Jobs).

Monitoring compliance in the virtual environment

Discover and register what is in the virtual infrastructure (using the with Virtual Infrastructure Discovery Job).

Discovering and registering assets in a virtual environment

Perform ad hoc management tasks (turn virtual systems/ host servers on or off, and so on) from the BMC Server Automation Console.

Managing virtual environments

Manage virtualization sprawl (ability to discover Virtual Machines that are not registered in the vCenter and move those unregistered virtual machines to a vCenter server that you specify).

Managing virtualization sprawl
Note: The BMC Server Automation administrator must install and configure the virtual environment. For more information, see Setting up BMC Server Automation for virtual environments.

Was this page helpful? Yes No Submitting... Thank you