Starting version 8.9.03, BMC Server Automation is renamed to TrueSight Server Automation. This space contains information about BMC Server Automation 8.9.02 and previous versions. For TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.03 and later releases, see TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.

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:

Configure the Application Server

Configuring a single default Application Server on the host

Configuring a multiple Application Server environment

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

  • Single Application Server on the host
  • Multiple Application Servers to meet the demands of a larger data center

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

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 environmentBefore 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. 
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.
Install and configure Compliance Content add-onsInstalling and configuring 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.

Configure the product to enable the Live Reporting dashboard for patch management

Installing and configuring Yellowfin to enable Live reporting 

To enable Live reporting, you must install and configure Yellowfin with BMC Server Automation.

The Live reporting dashboard displays complete information about patch management, compliance, and job activity in one consolidated view. This dashboard view displays current and historical data, which allows the administrator to make informed decisions about the environment. For more information about the dashboard, see Using the Live Reporting dashboard.

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