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BMC Server Automation lets you create extended objects, which are custom objects presenting information not included in a standard installation. After creating an extended object, you can use the BMC Server Automation Console to browse, snapshot, audit, and run compliance on the contents of the extended object just as you would any other server object. For example, you can create custom objects that do any of the following:

  • Provide IP and other configuration settings for all the installed network cards on a server.
  • Provide information about local user accounts on a server.
  • Show data stored in a SQL database.
  • Integrate with third party solutions to provide information about agent-less devices, including routers, switches, and storage area networks (SAN).

After you create an extended object, it can be displayed in a smart group. You can execute Snapshot, Audit, and Compliance Jobs against that group to ensure that the configurations represented by these extended objects do not drift from your organizational standard.

For more information, see Creating an extended object.

Related BladeLogic ZipKits on BMC Communitites

The following BladeLogic ZipKits provide pre-configured  packages that create specific extended objects. The ZipKits are available from BMC Communities.

 Click here to see the list.
ZipKitWhat it does
Blade ZipKit - Extended Object - Check PowerShell Remote Execution PolicyThis package creates a Extended Object which displays Remote Execution Policy for PowerShell on Windows systems. 
Blade ZipKit - Extended Object - Check which version of PowerShell is installedThis package creates a Extended Object which displays the version of PowerShell installed on a Windows server.
Blade ZipKit - Extended Object - Check Windows Server Up-timeThis package creates a Extended Object which displays system up-time. 

Blade ZipKit - Extended Object - Check Windows Server License Type

This package creates a Extended Object which displays the type of license used when activating Windows. 
Blade ZipKit - Extended Object - Display Windows Network SharesThis package creates a Extended Object which queries network shares on Windows systems. 
Blade ZipKit - Extended Object - Display Windows System Environment VariablesThis package creates a Extended Object which displays System Environment Variables on Windows systems. 
Blade ZipKit - Extended Object - Display Windows Activation StatusThis package creates a Extended Object which displays Activation Status on Windows systems. This will only work on Windows 2008 Servers and above.
Blade ZipKit - Extended Object - Display Windows Indexing StatusThis package creates a Extended Object which displays Indexing Status on Windows systems. 
Blade ZipKit - Extended Object - Display Windows Time ZoneThis package creates a Extended Object which displays the set Time Zone on Windows systems. This will only work on Windows 2008 Servers and above.
Blade ZipKit - Extended Object - Display Installed Date for Windows HotfixesThis package creates a Extended Object which displays the date of the Hotfixes installed on Windows systems. 
Blade ZipKit - Extended Object - IIS App PoolsThis package creates a Extended Object which displays IIS Application Pools on Windows servers 
Blade ZipKit - Extended Object - IIS Instance Info

This package creates a Extended Object which displays IIS instances on Windows servers 

Blade ZipKit - Extended Object - Check Linux Server Up-timeThis package creates a Extended Object which displays system up-time. 
Blade ZipKit - Extended Object - Display Network Connections for Linux ServersThis package creates a Extended Object which queries network connections on Linux systems. 
Blade ZipKit - Extended Object - Display Configured Yum Repositories for Linux ServersThis package creates a Extended Object which queries yum repos on Linux systems.