BMC Server Automation provides a number of tools and processes that administrators can use to improve their efficiency.
Custom commands allow you to perform many functions from within the BMC Server Automation Console that might otherwise require you to launch a command line interface like Network Shell or other external applications.
When you deploy a BLPackage or software package, the objects being deployed are copied to a staging directory on target servers. Often this involves copying large files to many target servers. In some situations, copying these objects to a repeater server can reduce network traffic.
You can create routing rules to determine which Application Servers to use for job execution.
Infrastructure Management window
The Infrastructure Management window provides a way to view and manage Application Servers and other servers that support BMC Server Automation operations.
The following topics describe these tools and processes:
- Custom commands
- Setting up communications with remote servers
- Configuring servers to use repeaters during deployments
- Creating rules to determine Application Servers used for job execution
- Infrastructure management from the BMC Server Automation Console