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The following topics explain how to complete tasks that are associated with the customer goals for this product:

TasksDescriptionSupporting Topic
Getting started with BMC Server AutomationThis topic helps you to get started with BMC Server Automation.

It describes the logon and authentication processes, BMC Server Automation Console, viewing and deleting cached session credentials, switching roles, changing passwords, and rules for entering paths.

Getting started with BMC Server Automation
Navigating the interfaceThis topic discusses in detail about the BMC Server Automation Console elements. It describes about Content editors, Console management, folder view and resource management, folder content organization, properties, permissions and audit trail tab group, viewing dependencies, and importing and exporting BMC Server Automation objects.

Navigating the interface

Working with propertiesThis topic discusses about the properties that are associated with the system objects in BMC Server Automation. It also describes about setting values for system object properties, changing property values for one or more system objects, and inserting a parameter.

Working with properties

Managing serversThis topic discusses about the Servers folder in BMC Server Automation and the variety of utilities for managing the servers in your system. It describes about properties and servers, server organization concepts, assigning servers to server groups, decommissioning a server, server browse options, server objects management concepts, and executing custom commands.

Managing servers

Working with components and component templatesThis topic discusses about the components and component templates in BMC Server Automation. It also describes about component usage and capabilities, process for using components, organization of components and component templates, creating and editing a component template, exporting a list of templates and their parts by group, adding components to server manually, modifying components, validating a component, setting multiple components as exceptions to compliance rules, adding components to a component group, installing or uninstalling a component, packaging and deploying components, and using component templates to ensure compliance for multiple instances of an application.

Working with components and component templates

Analyzing system complianceThis topic discusses about analyzing system compliance and the typical taks to perform compliance analysis using BMC Server Automation.It provides an overview of compliance analysis and remediation. It also provides you procedures to install compliance content and run compliance audit.

Analyzing system compliance

Patch managementThis topic provides an overview of patch management, workflows, preparatory tasks, Offline Patch Downloader utility, creating patch catalog, modifying patch catalog definitions, smart groups in patch catalog, updating existing catalogs, and downloading patch payloads to the catalog. It also discusses about removing irrelevant patches to the catalog, deploying directly from the patch catalog for AIX, and patch deployment. It also provides additional information on installing patches and configuration data and examples of patching scenarios. It also provides you more information on performing HP-UX or CentOS patch analysis using Vendor Patch Content.

Patch management

ProvisioningThis topic provides an overview of provisioning and the different provisioning tasks. It also describes the various bare metal provisioning tasks and stages, infrastructure provisioning, creating and modifying Provisioning Jobs, creating and modifying software and BLPackage Deploy Jobs, creating and modifying File Deploy Jobs, and VM provisioning.Provisioning
AuditingThis topic provides an overview of auditing and how it is performed in BMC Server Automation. Audit Jobs are run to perform auditing. It also describes about creating and modifying audit jobs, viewing audit Job results, packaging audit results, using audit results to synchronize servers, grouping noncompliant servers, and exporting results of an audit or snapshot.

Auditing

Change trackingThis topic describes about Snapshoting and its important feature, change tracking. It also lists the various tasks that you can perform using snapshot and change tracking.

Change tracking

Deploying files and applications using packages and depot objectsThis topic provides an overview of Depot folder and also about adding objects to that folder. It also helps to differentiate between software package and BLPackage. It also describes about adding software and hotfix to the Depot, modifying the definition and contents of a software package, matching software and depot items, adding a BLPackage to the Depot, editing of BLPackage, adding and modifying a Network Shell script, and adding files to the Depot.Deploying files and applications using packages and depot objects
Managing jobsThis topic provides a general overview of job management of all types of BMC Server Automation jobs. It describes about basic concepts and organization of jobs, properties, managing jobs, viewing job history, job activity, job status, job definition of a job run. It also describes about removing a job from Execution Task display, managing job logs, viewing job schedules, defining time-outs for jobs, and setting job priority.Managing jobs
Creating and modifying BMC Server Automation jobsThis topic provides an overview of the different types of Jobs. It also describes about creating modifying Batch Jobs, Component Discovery Jobs, Execution Tasks for managing job runs, Patching Jobs, Provision Jobs, UCS Manager Provision Jobs, and Workflow Jobs. It also describes about Jobs for audit, compliance, deployment, administrative tasks, and virtual environments.

Creating and modifying BMC Server Automation jobs

Using BMC BladeLogic Server Configuration Discovery to discover and manage software applicationsThis topic provides an overview of BMC BladeLogic Server Configuration Discovery and how it is used along with BMC Server Automation to manage third-party software applications that you have installed on your servers through the BMC Server Automation Console. It also lists the goals that you could accomplish by using BMC BladeLogic Server Configuration Discovery.

Using BMC BladeLogic Server Configuration Discovery to discover and manage software applications

Configuring BMC Server Automation to test Performance Scalability and ReliabilityThis topic describes about the BMC Server Automation parameters that you could configure to improve the performance and scalability of BMC BladeLogic Application servers.

Configuring BMC Server Automation to test Performance Scalability and Reliability

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