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Configuring after installation

The topics listed in the following table provide information and instructions on tasks that the user or administrator must do before using the product (or part of the product) to perform user goals:

TaskReferenceBenefit
Set up the Network Shell proxy serverSetting up a Network Shell proxy serverThe initial installation of a BMC Server Automation Application Server does not set up a Network Shell proxy server by default. Learn how to set up a Network Shell proxy server for different Application Server configurations.
Set up the provisioning systemSetting up the provisioning systemBefore you can use BMC Server Automation to perform unattended installations of operating systems on servers, you must set up all the functional components of the BMC Server Automation provisioning system. Learn how to set up these components.
Configure BMC Server Automation for virtual environmentsSetting up BMC Server Automation for virtual environmentsLearn how to use BMC Server Automation to manage a variety of virtual environments.
Configure security and accessAdministering security
  • In BMC Server Automation, approaches to security vary, depending on which system components are communicating. Learn how to implement security for various communication legs.
  • Secure Remote Password (SRP) is the default approach of authentication for BMC Server Automation. Learn how to configure BMC Server Automation for a different authentication mechanism.
  • Learn how to manage access. 
Make configuration changes in the Application ServerConfiguring the Application Server

There are two general configurations for Application Servers in the BMC Server Automation environment:

  • Single Application Server on the host
  • Multiple Application Servers on the same host

Learn how to use different tools and utilities to manage these configurations.

Set up configuration filesSetting up configuration filesThe configuration files control how communication occurs between RSCD agents and their clients, and which clients and users have access to RSCD agents. Learn how to modify BMC Server Automation configuration files.
Configure a multiple Application Server environmentConfiguring a multiple Application Server environmentLearn how to configure a multiple Application Server environment to meet the demands of a larger data center.
Configure Compliance Content add-onsConfiguring Compliance Content add-onsLearn how to configure Compliance Content add-ons after you install them.
Load the prepackaged content by using the blcontent scriptLoading prepackaged contentLearn how to create samples of BMC Server Automation system content by using the blcontent script.
Know the parameters that affect Application Server sizing, scaling, and performanceApplication Server sizing referenceLearn the parameters used in the blasadmin commands that affect Application Server sizing, scaling, and performance.

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