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Using the Application Server Administration console (blasadmin) to configure Application Servers

The BMC Server Automation Application Server Administration console (the blasadmin utility) is a command line utility that lets you set parameters needed for an Application Server. These parameters define the location and behavior of the application, database, file, mail, and SNMP servers, the Authentication Service, and other components of an Application Server. The blasadmin utility lets you configure all parameters, versus the subset you can configure with the Post-Install Configuration Wizard.

The following topics provide procedures to control all aspects of the Application Server behavior:

To configure the blasadmin utility

  1. Start the blasadmin utility. How you start this utility determines the Application Server configuration affected by the commands. See Starting the Application Server Administration console
  2. At the prompt, enter the commands. For information, see:
  3. Exit the blasadmin utility.
  4. Restart the Application Server to have your configuration settings take effect.


To enter just one or two commands, you can both run the blasadmin utility and pass it a command at the same time. For example, you can change the location of a file server (on the default Application Server) by entering the following command blasadmin set fileserver location /tmp/Storage.

To display a list of available blasadmin components and parameters

  1. (Optional) In a multiple Application Server environment, switch to the relevant application server deployment using the following blasadmin command:
    switch <deployment>
  2. To display the list of components along with their descriptions, use the following command:
    help show
  3. To display the list of parameters and their descriptions for a specific component (after identifying the relevant component in the output of the previous step), use the following command:
    help show <component>

For more information, see the following topics:

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