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The topics in this section describe how to get started using BMC BladeLogic Server Automation (BSA) to provision and configure systems in your environment.

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BMC Education Services provide Foundation courses covering the topics discussed in the walkthroughs available in this section. The education classes discuss when and why to make use of various features as well as the “how-to”. If you are interested in looking deeper into these topics, we recommend that you check out the Server Automation education offerings at BMC Server Automation Training, in particular, the Foundation - Part 3 course.

This section includes the following topics:

TopicWhat is it about?

What is Provisioning?

Provides some background and rationale for using BSA to provision and configure systems in your environment.

Walkthrough: Provisioning Microsoft Windows 2012 on a bare metal machine

Walks you through the process of provisioning a Microsoft Windows 2012 on a bare metal machine.
Walkthrough: Provisioning LinuxWalks you through the process of creating a system package for a Linux operating system and provisioned that image to a bare metal system.
Walkthrough: Provisioning a Linux VM on VMwareWalks you through the process of creating a new VM based on an existing VM template by creating a VGP in the Depot workspace. You will then use the VGJ to deploy a new VM on the vCenter server (which must be a BSA managed server).

Walkthrough: Provisioning a VM from a Hyper-V Generation 2 template

Walks you through the process of provisioning a virtual machine (VM) from a Hyper-V Generation 2 template.

Related topic in BladeLogic Portal

l If you have installed BladeLogic Portal, the following topic also describes how to get started with provisioning:

TopicWhat is it about?
Example of provisioning a VMWalks you through the process of using the simplified interface in BladeLogic Portal to provision a virtual machine (VM).