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Understanding data domains in the BladeLogic report package

The following table provides an overview of the domain folders contained in the BladeLogic report package.

Data domains

Domain folderDescription
AuditContains data associated with the Audit Jobs in BMC Server Automation and a set of statistical metrics based on the results of running the jobs. 

You can use Audit reports to determine whether server configurations match a standard configuration and to identify servers that deviate from the standard. You can correct any deviations from that standard automatically.
Command Usage

Contains data associated with the servers being used at a data center, such as information about the users accessing those servers. 

Command Usage reports allow you to monitor the execution of various commands on servers and when those commands have been executed.

Compliance 

Contains data associated with the Compliance Jobs in BMC Server Automation and a set of statistical metrics based on the results of running these jobs.

Compliance reports provide detailed information about the results of Compliance Jobs for servers in your data center.

Inventory

Contains data associated with BMC Server Automation Snapshot Jobs. These jobs gather inventory information about a collection of server configuration objects that are defined in the templates associated with the jobs. 

You can use Inventory reports to determine the hardware and software objects that are present in your server environment. Several reports provide information about virtual machines in your environment. 

BMC recommends that you use the inventory templates supplied by BMC to capture inventory data. These templates capture the relevant data for assets without impacting the performance of the product. For information about downloading templates, see Installing Inventory templates and other scripts.

Note: BMC recommends that you do not modify these templates. If you want to add additional assets or attributes, make a copy of the templates and modify the copy to include additional assets or attributes as required.

Change TrackingContains changed results data for all Inventory assets. The Change Tracking reports provide overview and detailed information about the changes to hardware and software objects in your server environment. 

Information in the Change Tracking reports is derived mainly from the Snapshot Job runs in BMC Server Automation. Snapshot Jobs include a feature called change tracking that shows the changes that occur between the first time you take the snapshot, which functions as the baseline, and the next snapshot at the current moment in time. If no changes are made to either the job definition or the component template associated with the job, subsequent runs of the job only collect server object attributes that have changed since the last time the job was run. 

The Change Tracking domain has a Change Type attribute that shows whether data is added, modified, removed, or captured through baseline. For more information about baseline, see the BMC Server Automation documentation at BMC online documentation portal.
Job Activity

Contains a set of statistical metrics based on the results of running BMC Server Automation jobs. 

Job Activity reports provide data and statistical measurements related to all jobs that run in  BMC Server Automation.

RBAC

Contains data associated with BMC Server Automation authorizations. 

RBAC reports provide summaries of role-level and object-level authorizations, assigned roles for users, and audit trails for changes to system objects. 

To view the reports data, you must have the GlobalReportAdmins, GlobalReportViewers, or RBACAdmins role assigned to you.

Note: Users with all other roles can view only the RBAC reports (without data) and the RBAC folder in the model.

PatchContains data associated with the BMC Server Automation Patch Analysis Jobs and a set of statistical metrics based on the results collected by these jobs. 

Patch reports provide overview and detailed information about the vendor-recommended patches that are installed on or missing from the servers in a data center. You can use Patch reports to evaluate how well servers in your data center conform to vendor recommendations and to track patch policy compliance over time.
Provisioning 

Contains data associated with the BMC Server Automation Provisioning Jobs.

Provisioning reports provide detailed information about provisioning activity in a data center.

Related topic

Understanding reports, report packages, and reporting objects 

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