BladeLogic Portal provides tools for analyzing and correcting vulnerabilities across your computing environment. With "the portal's" web-based interface, IT operators and security personnel can use the functionality of the BMC Server Automation Console to perform common server management activities, such as patching, compliance, and software deployment. 
Release notes and notices
updated 13 Jan
This section provides information about what is new or changed in this space, including urgent issues, documentation updates, service packs, and patches. 

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January 12, 2018Version 2.2.02.000Provides information about the updates in service pack 2 (product version 2.2.02) and provides instructions for downloading and installing the service pack.
November 16, 2017Version 2.2.01.000Provides information about the updates in service pack 1 (product version 2.2.01) and provides instructions for downloading and installing the service pack.
June 30, 2017Version 2.2.00.002Provides information about the updates in patch 2 (product version 2.2.00.002) and provides instructions for downloading and installing the patch.
September 22, 2016Enhancements in version 2.2

Provides a high-level summary of the new features and enhancements in version 2.2 of BladeLogic Portal.

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Creating PDF and Word exports

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To export to PDF or Word

  1. From the Tools menu in the upper-right, select a format:
    • Export to Word to export the current page to Word format
    • Export to PDF to export the current page or a set of pages to PDF
  2. If exporting to PDF, select what template you want to use:
    • Simple to export a lightweight PDF with no cover, table of contents, or index.
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    • Standard to export a traditional PDF with a cover, table of contents, and index.
      By default, the Standard template exports the current page and all child pages.

XML and HTML exports

If you require an export in XML or HTML format, contact us.

 

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Known and corrected issues

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Planning

 

Recommendations and pre-deployment considerations.

Installing

 

Information about installing the product.

Configuring after installation

 

Information about setting up the product after installation.

Upgrading

 

Upgrade process, migration, and configuration.

Administering

 

System administration.

Using

 

Everything you need to know about common usage scenarios.

Troubleshooting

 

Troubleshooting installation and vulnerability management.
FAQs and additional information

 

Frequently asked questions

 Do users need to organize content within BMC diffferently than they did before or can they continue using it the same way?

 Users of BMC Server Automation can continue to organize content in the same way they do currently.

 Do users need special permissions to access content in the portal?

Access to content is based on roles in BMC Server Automation (BSA) and realms in BMC Network Automation (BNA).  For BSA, each security group in the portal maps to a role in BMC Server Automation and grants the permissions assigned to that role. For BNA, each security group maps to a realm in BMC Network Automation. Users with access to a realm in BNA get the same permissions in the portal. Security groups in the portal should be set up to reflect role assignments in BSA or realms in BNA rather than the other way around. 

 I already have lots of jobs defined in BMC Server Automation. Can I use those existing jobs in BMC Automation Portal?
Yes, you can create operations in the portal that use those existing jobs.
 Does every operator log onto the portal and create their own operations? Can they share operations across users?
Users in the portal are organized into security groups. Each portal security group maps to a role in BMC Server Automation (BSA) or a realm in BMC Network Automation (BNA). If you set up a security group, all users assigned to its corresponding role in BSA are members of the same security group. Similarly, if you set up a security group for BNA, all users with access to the associated realm have access to the same operations. For BSA, users in different security groups can also share operations if the underlying RBAC roles in BMC Server Automation have permissions to access the same types of objects. 
 Does the naming convention for content matter?
When creating objects in BMC Server Automation, you have access to all of the underlying data, but in the portal, all you have is a name. For example, you can see component template rules only when viewing results, not when you create them. A best practice is to use a thoughtful approach to naming underlying content so the name conveys some idea of the content.
 If I can only see my operations, how can a user on the second shift see the output of my work?

If the other user belongs to the same portal security group as you, that user can see the output of your work. In addition, if the other user belongs to a role in BMC Server Automation and that role has the same permissions as your role, the other user can see the output of your work. Similarly, for BMC Network Automation, if the other user has access to the same realms as you, the other user can see the output of your work.

 A customer upgrades to the most recent release of BMC Server Automation and then installs portal. From that point on, what is the best practice for using the portal?

Customers should map out their use cases for BMC Server Automation (for example, patch, compliance, and so forth) along with the types of users that are involved in each use case. This list of users and roles should then be mapped to the functionality enabled through BladeLogic Portal. Using this list, a subset of users can be identified who might want to adopt the BladeLogic Portal to perform their day-to-day tasks. Broadly speaking, BMC Server Automation administrators will continue to use the BMC Server Automation Console to set up and configure the product. Another set of users will then also use the BMC Server Automation Console to create or manage the underlying content required to enable core use cases. Once that content is created, consumers of that content can use the BladeLogic Portal to execute use cases and review results.

Additional information for related products

Use the following online technical documentation links for products related to BladeLogic Portal:

 

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