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BladeLogic Server Automation 8.x: Advanced Administering (ASP)

Note: This course was formerly titled, BMC BladeLogic Server Automation 8.5: Foundation – Part 3

In this assisted self-paced course, students will learn how to plan and scale the BSA environment using best practice techniques; plan and apply best practice techniques to security and access management; perform application release management; configure a PXE-based provisioning solution using BSA; and use NSH scripts and the BladeLogic Command Line Interface (BLCLI). Students will also use BSA to manage an ESX server and perform administration for BMC Decision Support for Server Automation, the reporting tool used with BSA.

Major release:

BladeLogic Server Automation 8.x

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Course Modules

  • BSA Security
    • BSA Authentication
    • RBAC Manager
    • Agent ACLs and role-based permissions
    • Object-based access
    • ACL Templates and ACL Policies
    • Security best practice recommendations
  • Application Release Management
    • BSA Approach to Application Release Management (ARM)
    • Creating users and roles for ARM
    • Promoting and demoting objects through the change process
    • Creating and deploying ARM packages
  • BSA PXE-Based Provisioning
    • Configuration of the PXE environment
    • Datastore contents and structure
    • Datastore configuration in BMC BladeLogic Server Automation Console
    • Define full stack provisioning
    • Post-provision batch jobs
  • BSA Scripts
    • Basic syntax of Network Shell commands
    • Writing, testing, and debugging scripts
    • Performance commands
    • Setting property values
    • Creating objects, packages, and jobs
    • Executing jobs
  • Using BladeLogic Server
    • Automation to Manage Virtual Environments
    • Introduction to Working with Virtual Environments
    • Basic configuration with vCenter
    • Working with Virtual Guest Packages
    • Working with Virtual Guest Jobs
  • Unified Agent Installer
    • Getting started with the Unified Agent Installer
    • Using the Unified Agent Installer Wizard
    • Viewing job results

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BMC Accredited Administrator

Accreditation is available upon successful completion of this course.