To acquire all required knowledge to be successful with this product, BMC recommends a specific list of Learning Path for BladeLogic Server Automation 8.x. Based on a unique architecture that integrates configuration automation and compliance assurance, BMC BladeLogic Server Automation enables IT. We review BMC BladeLogic Server Automation, a server configuration tool that also offers patch management for Microsoft, Linux, and other OSes.

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Patch Management Overview and Analysis. Overall we use BladeLogic to automate numerous tasks and save our company quite a bit of time and money.

BMC BladeLogic Server Automation: Patch Management Overview and Analysis

Many of the products that I have used in the past were “as good as you wanted to write it”. Its has a limitation on a number of devices which can be onboard per application installation. BMC has add-on SaaS services that enable vulnerability management and remediation.

BMC BladeLogic Server Automation has extensive server configuration management capabilities, of which patching is a subset. Select the link below that best matches your interest.

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Importent review according to our daily use of Baldelogic. RBAC mechanism, which can never beat any tools in the current market 2. It was perfect for our needs! BMC developed and integrated its Server automation suite as a on stop shop for Automation world. Esrver also provides the ability to choose the best mechanism for delivering that OS — from traditional unattended installs, to image-based provisioning, to template-based provisioning on virtualization platforms.

It is also possible to configure sequence of events for servers. But as you sell it as a configuration manager, it should have a capability of smooth software distribution on K devices at a time.


NSH below is the best feature of whole product to automate things. This concept helps very low agent break down Con: Passive agent is one of the plus point.

Application runs very well on virtual and physical server environment. Additionally, the suite integrates with service desk change management systems. View full list of Data Center Management Software. SAAS model would be a welcome approach. Automate the patching process including patch acquisition, analysis, auotmation, scheduling, installation, and change tracking. Enterprise customers Managed Service Providers. The way it handles job schedules and the fact that there is no “maintenance mode” can make it difficult to take the system offline without causing a disruption to jobs.

Some of the products that appear on this site are from companies from which QuinStreet receives compensation. BladeLogic Server Automation provides the flexibility for today’s complex infrastructures and has a user community second to none! Customer Support team is very responsive and provided very good tech support. Not Likely Extremely Likely.

A Mmatch made in IT Heaven. Documentation could be better. Posted January 19, But Bladelogic is stumbling here. While patching is one of the core use cases enabled in BladeLogic Server Automation, others include provisioning, compliance, configuration management, and software deployment.

Generated reports need to improve so that less-technical manager can also understand it very well.

BladeLogic Server Automation

Is Your Security Ready for Cloud? Download patch catalog information from servdr or third parties and analyze servers Create smart groups representing applications or business services with separate patching jobs Schedule patches to fit maintenance windows that meet business needs Use ad hoc tasks or Network Shell NSH to automate rolling patch implementations for auomation servers Get real-time status of patch jobs in process Integrate with ITSM to open and close change tickets automatically.


It provides good compliance reporting and it can be used to enforce organization-wide policies for IT Infrastructure. Configuration By shielding users from underlying complexity, BMC BladeLogic Server Automation enables consistency in change and configuration management activities.

BMC software runs in 82 percent of the Fortune and serves more than 10, customers worldwide. Bladelogic Server Automation is one of the finest product in the current market, which has many functionalities and it has done wonders at customer environment where ever it has been implemented based on requirements of the customer Best Of Best from Bladelogic Server Automation 1.

End-to-End IT process automation.

My co-worker would tell people “If you can sit at your desk and do it to your server, BSA can do it. Standardized, automated, compliant servers — no scripting required.

Virtualization bmd Few Cons 1.

No way to automate tasks that require interaction. Role-based user access gives you a high level of granularity to control access for end users. Your servers are the engines that run your business services, either virtual, physical or in the cloud. Manage them with automated, policy-based solutions that keep your critical business services running smoothly all the time. BladeLogic is normally offered as a platform, but there are options to purchase only the patch capabilities if required.

Upgrades are probably the weakest area of the product, that has gotten better in the last few releases.

As patch jobs are created, change record creation is generated automatically. Some combine the two: