Reviewing number of servers a job will impact
This enhancement is only available in BMC Server Automation 8.9.02 and later releases.
To prevent unplanned outages in your data center, BMC Server Automation now allows you to review the number of servers targeted by a job.
Every time you Create Job, Create Execution Task, Modify Job, Execute Against, and Execute a job, a message with the number of target servers is displayed.
You can then review the number of target servers, and decide whether you want to proceed or cancel the operation, depending on the impact.
This enhancement is not enabled in BMC Server Automation by default.
However, BMC recommends that you enable this enhancement, because target servers can be automatically added and removed from smart groups. Reviewing the number of target servers before creating, modifying, or executing a job will help in preventing unplanned outages.
Enabling messages to review the number of target servers in a job
The message prompting you to review the number of targets is displayed for most types of jobs in BMC Server Automation, whenever you perform either of the following actions:
- Create Job
- Create Execution Task
- Modify Job
- Execute Against
NSH Script Job
Distribute CO Job
Deregister CO Job
Virtual Guest Template Job
SCAP Compliance Job
Software Deploy Job
Virtual Infrastructure Job
Agent Install Job
File Deploy Job
BL Package Deploy Job
All Patching Jobs
To enable messages in your Console that display the number of target servers impacted by a job, run the following command in the BLAS Admin console. Ensure that all your Application Servers and Consoles are running version 8.9.02 or later.
set JobFactory ShowConfirmationOnTargetSelection true
Similarly, to disable the messages that display the target server count you can run the following command:
set JobFactory ShowConfirmationOnTargetSelection false
For information about starting the BLAS admin console, see Starting the Application Server Administration console.
If you set the
blasadmin parameter in any of the application server, it applies to all the other application servers in multiple Application Servers (MAS) environment.