Implementation process for compliance content analysis
Use the information in the following table to understand the tasks for implementing the compliance content analysis in your environment. Each task row includes links to detailed information and procedures to help you analyze compliance for every server in the data center.
|Identify the standards and policies required for your environment||BMC Server Automation Compliance Content libraries provide you with add-on content for BMC Server Automation, containing rule sets to automatically analyze compliance for every server in the data center. Identify the content libraries that are applicable for your environment.||Compliance policy standards supported by BMC Server Automation templates|
Ensure that your environment complies with all requirements.
|Requirements and supported resources for Compliance Content|
|Download the content installer and applicable templates||Download the appropriate content setup file from the BMC Software web site to a temporary directory on the Application Server. The download includes various Component Templates and remediation packages for performing compliance and remediation in a specific environment.||Downloading the installation files|
|Install the Compliance Content add-ons|
Run the content installer to:
|Configure the Compliance Content add-ons||After installing the add-ons, you must configure the properties for Compliance Content templates and modify the out-of-the-box component templates.||Configuring Compliance Content add-ons|
|Run a Compliance Job against components||Use a Compliance Content component template to and Compliance Jobs to analyze compliance with industry standards.||Creating and modifying Compliance Jobs|
|Review compliance results and set exceptions||Before you perform remediation on compliance failures, review the results of your Compliance Job for details about the components on each server that satisfied or failed to satisfy each of the defined compliance rules.||Compliance results|
|Perform remediation||Remediation of a compliance failure involves the deployment of a remediation package to the servers on which compliance rules failed.|
|Generate reports||Through the BMC BladeLogic Decision Support for Server Automation application, you can generate web-based reports that summarize compliance data derived over time from Compliance Jobs run in BMC Server Automation. Several built-in Compliance reports are offered by BMC BladeLogic Decision Support for Server Automation. Additional reports are available specifically for the Compliance Content component templates for industry-standard policies.||See the Built-in Compliance reports topic in the BMC Decision Support for Servers online documentation.|