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BMC BladeLogic Server Automation 8.1: Foundation Part 2

This course is designed for BMC Blade Logic administrators and users responsible for implementing and managing client/server business applications, ensuring compliance with company or government policies related to Configuration Management, and managing contention servers. Participants learn how to automate and simplify server configuration management tasks with the BMC Blade Logic Server Automation console. Learners will benefit from in-depth presentations and demonstrations from expert instructors, and hands-on lab exercises in a virtual BMC Blade Logic environment that will provide the opportunity for practical application of the presented concepts, methods, and procedures. OTE: In this course, the BMC Blade Logic Certified Operator: BMC Server Automation 8.1 exam is included. All students enrolled in the BMC Blade Logic Server Automation 8.1: Foundation – Part 2 course are automatically enrolled in the exam. However, taking the exam and pursuing certification is optional.

  • Key Roles
  • Skills Gained
  • Prerequisite
  • Syllabus

Administrators

  • Create Blade Logic Packages to deploy content, configuration changes, and applications on remote servers
  • Create jobs that deploy configuration changes, content, and applications to servers
  • Execute application stack provisioning by installing multiple applications and configuration changes in sequence
  • Perform patch management
  • Analyze and audit multiple servers and applications for compliance with company or government policies
  • Use the BMC Service Assurance and Report Analytics to generate audit and compliance related reports

Certifications

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The benefits for pursuing accreditation or certification include providing solid product foundation to your IT organization for a positive impact on ROI, accelerating professional development and improving productivity.
  • Review the Blade Logic architecture and capabilities
  • Set up Blade Logic users and role-based access controls with Role Based Access Control (RBAC) Manager
  • Create, import, and decommission server objects
  • Use built-in and extended system object classes and properties to automate and simplify server configuration management tasks
  • Create Snapshots to store important server assets for use in auditing
  • Analyse servers for patch compliance and add rules to an existing component to enable testing for compliance
  • Audit multiple servers and applications to ensure compliance with company and/or government policies using compliance content
  • Remediate compliance exceptions and audit remediation results
  • Use the BMC Blade Logic console to create BL Packages to deploy content, configuration changes, and applications on remote servers
  • Perform patch management
  • Deploy multiple applications and configuration changes in sequence
  • Use BMC Blade Logic to perform online Windows patching
  • Write simple Network Shell and BLCLI scripts that will set a property value on a Blade Logic System Object, and execute an existing job
  • Understand the basic concepts of the BMC Blade Logic Decision Support for Server Automation reporting product

 prerequisites:

  • BMC Blade Logic Server Automation 8.1: Foundation - Part 1 (WBT)

Who Can Benefit

  • Product users System administrators
  • Network engineering personnel, compliance engineers for server and network security
  • Operations teams for platform support, application support, Help Desk, and Network Operations  centres (NOCs)
  • Other IT professionals

COURSE ACTIVITIES

  • Instructor Presentations
  • Product Demonstrations
  • Hands-on Activities

 



1  INTRODUCTION TO BMC BLADE LOGIC  SERVER AUTOMATION

  • Define BMC Blade Logic
  • Review the Architectural Components
  • Review BMC Blade Logic Server
  • Automation Console
  • Review the Basic Building Blocks of Objects

2  REVIEW OF BLADE LOGIC SECURITY

  • Review the Security Basics
  • Review Object Based Permissions
  • Review Security Oriented Objects
  • Review RBAC Manager

3  MANAGING AND IMPORTING SERVERS

  • Adding and Importing Servers
  • Working with Job Objects
  • Managing Blade Logic Servers

4  WORKING WITH SYSTEM OBJECT  PROPERTIES

  • Working with Folder and Smart Groups
  • Adding Properties and Values

5  MANAGING SERVER OBJECTS

  • Working with Server Objects
  • Introduction to Network Shell
  • Working with Parsed Content

6  WORKING WITH COMPONENTS

  • Introduction to Components
  • Creating Components
  • Managing Component Access
  • Working with Component Signatures

7  BASIC COMPLIANCE

  • Performing Audit Jobs
  • Auditing Live Components
  • Working with Snapshots

8  RULES-BASED COMPLIANCE

  • Performing Audit Jobs
  • Auditing Live Components
  • Working with Snapshots

9  BASIC CONTENT DEPLOYMENT

  • Introduction to Rules-Based Compliance
  • Adding Rules to Components
  • Working with Compliance Jobs,  Compliance Exceptions, and Templates

10  DEPLOYING CONTENT WITH CONTROL

  • Working with Pre and Post Commands
  • Using BL Package External Commands
  • Performing Granular Deployments
  • Using Properties with Deployments

11  REMEDIATING COMPLIANCE RESULTS

  • Remediating Audit Job Results
  • Remediating Compliance Job Results

12  DEPLOYING SOFTWARE

  • Deploying Standard and Custom  Software
  • Adjusting Software Deployments
  • Deploying Custom Software
  • Advanced Software Deployments

13  WINDOWS AND LINUX PATCH  MANAGEMENT

  • Deploying Standard and Custom Software
  • Adjusting Software Deployments
  • Advanced Software Deployments

14 BMC BLADE LOGIC SCRIPTS

  • Working with Blade  Logic Scripts
  • Using Blade Logic Scripts with BL Packages
  • Modifying Blade Logic Scripts

15 BMC BLADE LOGIC DECISION SUPPORT FOR SERVER AUTOMATION SERVER AUTOMATION RESOURCES

  • Introduction to BDSSA, architecture, and
  • BDSSA workspace
  • Viewing BDSSA reports

16  APPENDIX A – BMC BLADE LOGIC

 

 

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  • Course Code: AUTO-BLF2-0810
  • Duration : 5 days
  • Certified by: BMC

This course is designed for BMC Blade Logic administrators and users responsible for implementing and managing client/server business applications, ensuring compliance with company or government policies related to Configuration Management, and managing contention servers.

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