Configuring after installation

The following table provides information about the tasks that you must perform in the given sequence before using the product (or part of the product) to accomplish user goals.

TaskRequired?ReferenceBenefit
Prepare your environment for configurationYes

Preparing to configure

Configuration fails if your environment is not ready for configuration.

Configure the productYesConfiguring the product by using the console

The BMC Decision Support for Server Automation Console helps you quickly configure databases, extract, transform, and load (ETL) repositories, and an email server.

Note: Context-sensitive help is available for the GUI elements on the Console. By default, offline (local) context-sensitive help is available. To see the latest documentation, access the online Help. For more information, see Configuring the online Help.

Restart the RSCD agentYesRestarting the RSCD agentRestart the RSCD agent for the agent and its children to inherit the system environment variables that are set during the BMC Decision Support for Server Automation installation.
Install Inventory templates and other scriptsYesInstalling Inventory templates and other scripts
  • Inventory templates are required for Inventory report data collection.
  • Scripts are required for agent log data collection and running the ETL and archival processes.
Enable Inventory assetsNoEnabling Inventory assetsBy default, the data for certain assets is not loaded from the BMC Server Automation database to the reports data warehouse. To enable the data loading and migration of these assets, you must run scripts.
Enable data loading of the Property type propertiesNoEnabling data loading of the Property class type propertyBy default, when you run ETL, data is loaded from the BMC Server Automation into the reports data warehouse for the Simple and Complex properties. To load data for the Property class type properties, you need to run the update command.
Run the extract, transform, and load (ETL) processYesPerforming the initial ETL runRun ETL to transfer data from the BMC Server Automation database to the reports data warehouse.
    
Add sitesNoAdding sitesTo transfer data from more BMC Server Automation sites for reporting, add those sites.
Configure Inventory reportingYesConfiguring Inventory reportingDeploy Inventory templates for enhanced Inventory reporting.
Implement multitenancyNoConfiguring products for multitenancyGenerate tenant-specific reports through multitenancy.
Configure securityNoAdministering security
  • Manage access and roles.
  • Secure Remote Password (SRP) is the default approach of authentication for BMC Decision Support for Server Automation. To configure BMC Decision Support for Server Automation for a different authentication mechanism, see  Implementing authentication.

For information about using the BMC Server Automation applications that work with BMC Decision Support for Server Automation, see the following table:

Title

Description

Using

Documents the functionality of BMC Server Automation

Installing

  • Explains how to install all the components of the BMC Server Automation system on all supported platforms

  • Explains how to perform all the tasks necessary to make the components of a BMC Server Automation system function together smoothly

BMC BladeLogic Network Shell Command Reference

Provides a complete description of all Network Shell commands and utilities

BLCLI Help

Documents how to use the BMC Server Automation CLI (BLCLI), how to access the BLCLI using the Jython Line Interface, and describes the BLCLI commands

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Configuring after upgrade

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